Walk in Speyer, Germany
Speyer is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. Located on the left bank of the river Rhine, Speyer lies 25 km (16 miles) south of Ludwigshafen and Mannheim, and 21 km (13 miles) south-west of Heidelberg.
Founded by the Romans, it is one of Germany’s oldest cities. Speyer Cathedral, a number of other churches, and the Altpörtel (old gate) dominate the Speyer landscape. In the cathedral, beneath the high altar, are the tombs of eight Holy Roman Emperors and German kings.
The first known names were Noviomagus and Civitas Nemetum, after the Teutonic tribe, Nemetes, settled in the area. The name Spira is first recorded in the 7th century, taken from villa Spira, a Frankish settlement situated outside the Civitas Nemetum.
On this evening walk we start our walking tour at the 11th-century Romanesque Speyer Cathedral. This cathedral is one of the main tourist sight of the city.
We walk along the central Maximilianstraße. From there we explore the city center in all directions and even get out of the center towards the Gedächtniskirche.
We return the cathedral and end our tour where we started.
Speyer also has some more attractions such as the Historical Museum of the Palatinate (Historisches Museum der Pfalz) SEA LIFE Speyer, which is another 10′ way and closed at the time of the walk.