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About Speyer

Speyer lies within the Rhineland-Palatinate region located in south western Germany. The city resides on the banks of the Rhine River as it converges with the mouth of the Speyer River, south of Ludwigshafen. Speyer is one of Germany’s oldest cities and is dominated by impressive architecture and historic buildings dating back to the 6th and 7th century. The city has a long and remarkable history involving the Romans, the Alemanni and the Frankish Empire, all of which have left traces of their conquests throughout the region. Speyer is also home to a fantastic range of shops, bars, restaurants and museums to keep visitors occupied when they are not taking in the region’s captivating sights and indeed, the rich culture and heritage is on display throughout the city, from the colossal and inspiring cathedral to the fun and informative aquarium, Speyer has something to offer all of its visitors.

Exploring Speyer

The city of Speyer boasts many notable structures of historical significance, which are integral to the region's distinctive character and charm. Speyer's Cathedral is the biggest and most impressive of the three Imperial Cathedrals found across Germany and was sanctified as a Cathedral nearly 1,000 years ago in 1061. Since then, it has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List during the modern era. The Altpörtel (or Old Gate) is another landmark of historical importance within the city of Speyer. Constructed during medieval times, the Old Gate was one of 68 gates and towers erected throughout the city; it is now one of the largest remaining historic gates in Germany.

Visitors can learn more about both the historic and present day Speyer at the excellent museums found all over the city. The Historical Museum of Palatinate, known locally as the Historisches Museum der Pfalz, has a collection of around a million fascinating artefacts and focuses on the history of the Palatinate region. Particularly enthralling exhibits include the Golden Hat of Schifferstadt which dates back to the Bronze Age and the world’s oldest bottle of unopened wine, believed to been produced in the third century. Another engrossing museum in the area is the Technology and Transport Museum, which houses a huge selection of vehicles ranging from submarines to space shuttles.

Alternative interesting excursion possibilities include a trip to Sealife Speyer, an aquarium displaying the marine life found in the Rhine River and North Sea, as well as the impressive IMAX Dome Film Theatre located in the centre of the city.

Speyer tips

Speyer is a fantastic place to sample authentic local cuisine and with hundreds of restaurants to choose from, there's something to suit all tastes, from Mediterannean and Mexican to Thai and Italian.

Speyer Itineraries

Rudesheim

Rhine Gorge Explorer

1 sailing date August 2019
7 Nights From Rudesheim, Germany to Cologne
Saga Group logo FROM £1149pp
Speyer

Basel to Amsterdam - Northbound

1 sailing date April 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Basel
Tauck logo FROM £3789pp
Speyer

New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2019
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
Amadeus River Cruises logo FROM £1699pp
Koln

Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2019
6 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
Amadeus River Cruises logo FROM £1429pp
Basel

Rhine Christmas Market

1 sailing date December 2021
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4149pp
Avignon

Amsterdam to Bordeaux

1 sailing date April 2019
42 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , Bordeaux
APT Cruising logo FROM £23619pp
Basel

Amsterdam to Basel

14 sailing dates July 2019 to August 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Tauck logo FROM £3519pp
Bonn

Legends: Tribute to the singers

1 sailing date May 2019
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
Saga Group logo FROM £1949pp
Breisach

Rhine and Moselle

3 sailing dates May 2020 to July 2020
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
Saga Group logo FROM £2119pp
Speyer

Colours and Castles of the Rhine

2 sailing dates August 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Germany , Cologne
Saga Group logo FROM £2199pp
Strasbourg

Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2020
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4029pp
Cochem

Paris to the Swiss Alps

47 sailing dates October 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Luxembourg
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1895pp
Strasbourg

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - Basel to Cologne

13 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to Germany , Cologne
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1519pp
Speyer

The Romantic Rhine

1 sailing date October 2019
5 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
Shearings logo FROM £1179pp
Cochem

Classical Music Rhine

1 sailing date October 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Amadeus River Cruises logo FROM £1789pp
Koln

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - Cologne to Basel

60 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland

Blue Cross Sale | Why not add a drinks package from £109pp. French Balcony Middle Deck Suite from £1,799pp. Single Diamond Deck Suite from £3,318

Riviera Travel logo FROM £1299pp
Basel

Christmastime from Basel to Prague

2 sailing dates November 2019 to December 2019
11 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Prague, Czech Republic

Festive River Cruising | The ultimate Christmas Markets getaway

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3249pp
Amsterdam

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland from Basel

12 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3419pp
Koln

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland from Amsterdam

14 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
10 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3419pp
Rudesheim

Rhine, Rhône And Moselle

2 sailing dates May 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to France , Arles
APT Cruising logo FROM £4689pp

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