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Speyer and the Romanesque Cathedral
Favorite thing: Speyer, with its 50,000 inhabitants, is an old Roman town not far away from Heidelberg. It was made a free imperial city in 1294, and a number of imperial conferences met here. At the Conference of Speyer in 1529 the followers of Martin Luther presented their protest. The city passed to Bavaria in 1815 and became part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate after World War II. The chief feature of Speyer is a Romanesque Cathedral. In 1981, Speyer Cathedral was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Treasures as one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture. The emperors crypt is the resting place of eight German Emperors and kings as well as three queens and is considered to be a symbol of the medieval empire.
Website of Speyer
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Fondest memory: Parc of Schwetzingen
City of Schwetzingen is located 10 km from Heidelberg, easily to reach by train or bus. It´s famous for the parc, asparragus in spring (good restaurants) and for the classical music festival
from April - June each year. There are also classic
concerts and operas the whole year,
just look at: www.schwetzingen.de
nightlife: Plenty of Cafes in friont of the castle-
Kaffehaus, Cafe Journal, Citrus, blaues Loch
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