Nussbaumweg 56-58, Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, 67346, Germany
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Cathedral - Speyer
Jakob Pilgrim statue, Speyer, and G'schirrplätzl
Speyer, Cathedral, detail at the former cloister
travel to speyer
i would like to ask which is the cheapest way to come to speyer from frankfurt.i want to be there on aprill 4th. do i have to buy train or bus tickets from now???
i m looking the site http://www.bahn.de but i do not understand it very well. i found a price of 19.5 euro for one person (one-way ticket)
Re: travel to speyer
Frankfurt or Frankfurt Airport to Speyer?
One way or return?
Single traveler or?
and select as means of transport "only local transport" if you like it cheap.
Single trip is EUR 18,50 to EUR 22,40 (different routes, thus different prices).
No need to buy such tickets in advance. Nor any advantage.
Something else if you want a return ticket or are not traveling alone. Than you have other ticket options.
Re: travel to speyer
Frankfurt/Main? I've been asked by many people about Frankfurt, only to find out they mean Hahn airport, that's why I double check now.
If it's Hahn airport, take the Hahn Express bus to Mannheim, then a local train to Speyer.
If it's Frankfurt/Main, abalada gave you the links.
Enjoy Speyer, there's lots to see.
Travel Tips for Speyer
Walking to the town center from the train station, the first thing we come across is the impressive 13th century Old Town Gate - the ALTPORTEL. It is massive at 55 metres high and dominates Maximilianstrasse, Speyer's wide main street. It used to be part of the medieval fortifications of the town.
Climb the tower for a magnificent view of the town.
Admission 1 Euro
I hesitate to write much of the history of Speyer, as Ingrid has written so much on her excellent page, but it is such a historic city that I feel I must mention just a few of its past glories here:
10 B.C. ~ first Roman military camp is established, alongside Germanic tribe of Nemeter which had settled in the region
250 ~ first evidence of viniculture in the region
969 ~ construction of the first medieval town wall
1030 ~ foundation stone of cathedral laid by Salic emperor Konrad II
1061 ~ cathedral is finished and consecrated
1294 ~ becomes a free city of the Holy Roman Empire
1529 ~ Diet of Speyer: the protest against the imperial ban on Martin Luther and his theses (hence the derivation of “Protestants”)
1689 ~ almost entirely burned and destroyed by French troops in Palatine war of succession
1717 ~ Dreifaltigkeitskirche or Trinity Church consecrated
1792-1814 ~ under French rule after capture by French revolutionary troops
1949 ~ becomes an administrative district in its own right
1990 ~ celebrates its 2000th anniversary Lots of famous people have visited Speyer, including Goethe, General Charles de Gaulle, Pope John Paul II, George Bush (the first one), Michael Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and …
… lots of VT-ers!!
The other place I won't forget in a hurry is Sonnenbrucke. It is here that the old road to the Kaiserdom passes; not only that but it passes over the oldest bridge. As it does there is a wealth of half timbered treasures in the form of architecture, none better than Zum Halbmond Inn that sits just on the cathedral side of the bridge. However, there are many other splendid examples (pics 4 & 5) of the rich legacy of this area and looking at all the possibilities (pic 3) brings a smile to the photographer.
BRONZE SCULPTURE OF JAKOB SPILGER
Medieval Pilgrims walked thousands of miles on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
The wonderful bronze sculpture of JAKOB SPILGER located on Maximilianstrasse, is to remember the pilgrims who passed through Speyer in Medieval times.
Wilhelmsbau - fancy furniture
Look at these interesting wooden chairs , made in the shape of eagels.
These chairs are the highlights in a room, filled with a lot of hunting-trophees under roof of the museum.
Unfortunately you may not really enter that room, but have to look through a window
Im Wilhelmsbau-Museum kann man ganz oben,unter dem Dach ein ganz besonderes Jagdzimmer sehen mit zahlreichen Jagdtrophäen und als Besonderheit diese geschnitzte Sitzgarnitur in der Form von Adlern.
Leider kann man das Zimmer nicht betreten, sondern nur durch eine Glastüre besichtigen.