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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

Speyer

New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2019
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koblenz

Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2019
6 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Speyer

Roundtrip Strassbourg

2 sailing dates March 2019
3 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Cochem

Basel to Trier

1 sailing date September 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Trier
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Breisach

Rhine Christmas Market

1 sailing date December 2021
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Breisach

Christmastime in Alsace & Germany from Frankfurt

2 sailing dates December 2019
4 Nights From Mainz, Germany to Switzerland , Basel
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Avignon

Amsterdam to Bordeaux

1 sailing date April 2019
42 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , Bordeaux
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Koln

Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date July 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Basel

Amsterdam to Basel

17 sailing dates April 2019 to August 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Bonn

Legends: Tribute to the singers

1 sailing date May 2019
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Rudesheim

Rhine and Moselle

2 sailing dates June 2019
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Nijmegen

Colours and Castles of the Rhine

3 sailing dates May 2019 to August 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Cologne
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Amsterdam

Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2020
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Luxembourg

Paris to the Swiss Alps - Zurich to Paris

42 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2020
11 Nights From Zurich, to France , Paris
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Speyer

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - Basel to Cologne

22 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Cologne

No single supplement! | Single traveller river cruises from £1,599

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Mainz

The Romantic Rhine

2 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
5 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Amsterdam

Classical Music Rhine

1 sailing date October 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Vienna

Christmas Time from BAsel to Budapest

1 sailing date December 2019
16 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Hungary , Budapest
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Regensburg

Christmastime from Budapest to Basel

1 sailing date December 2019
18 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Switzerland , Basel
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Rudesheim

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - Cologne to Basel

44 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Switzerland , Basel

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

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