Romantic Cities Rheinland-Pfalz

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  • Entrance hall of the cathedral Speyer
    Entrance hall of the cathedral Speyer
  • Observation platform cathedral Speyer
    View of the pedestrian area
  • Observation platform cathedral Speyer
    View of the cathedral and the Rhine river

Speyer - The Imperial City

The largest Roman church in Germany has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1981 and attracts visitors from all over the world with its medieval beauty.

Once a center of politics and power, Speyer now captivates visitors with its breathtaking views and impressive historical Old Town. The Via Triumphalis, Speyer’s shopping promenade, is lined by hundreds of open-air seats for ‘spectators’. Between the cathedral and the Old Gate, a wealth of modern street cafés, traditional wine taverns and lively bistros are bunched together like pearls on a string. Oleanders adorn your way through the romantic alleys, palms decorate the historic squares and the beautiful promenades encourage you to linger. One can imagine very fast why people say that in Speyer, the Palatinate starts to turn into Italy. So be completely in line with Goethe's motto quoted in his "Götz von Berlichingen“ play and "Head off to Speyer"!

Speyer’s landmark of wine culture recommended by the German Wine Institute is the original Roman wine, which is the oldest fluent wine in the world (can be seen at the Historical Museum Pfalz Speyer).

Our latest recommendation!

Speyer cathedral's dwarf gallery - Guided tours

  • One of the most outstanding features of this Romanesque structure.
  • For the first time in the history of architecture, the entirety of a building was encircled by an accessible arcade, running underneath the edge of the roof.
  • Starting with their inclusion in the cathedrals of Trier and Speyer, the dwarf gallery became a widely-imitated stylistic element of Romanesque architecture throughout Central Europe. 
  • Guided tours for groups (maximum number of five participants) from April until October on request

Only here!

There is something very special in store for visitors to Speyer. The Speyer Technology Museum hosting Europe's largest space travel exhibition is the only place other than the Kennedy Space Center in Florida where you can see a genuine space craft at close quarters, in this case the Russian shuttle "Buran"

Impressions

Impressions

Discover the imperial City Speyer on a virtual tour!