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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

Amsterdam

Passion Play: Oberammergau and Rhine

1 sailing date June 2022
7 Nights From Oberammergau, to Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

The Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date September 2022
13 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koblenz

The Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date May 2022
13 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Rudesheim

The Rhine and Moselle for solo travellers

1 sailing date July 2022
13 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Strasbourg

Christmas on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Strasbourg

Christmas on the Rhine from Cologne

1 sailing date December 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Speyer

Christmas and New Year on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2021
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Dusseldorf
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Heidelberg

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg

3 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
11 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Prague
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Bamberg

Christmastime from Vienna to Basel

5 sailing dates November 2021 to December 2022
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg

3 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
9 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Nuremberg
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Speyer

Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel

6 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
9 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Switzerland , Basel
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Koblenz

New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koblenz

Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
6 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koln

Rhine Christmas Markets (Northbound)

1 sailing date November 2022
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Speyer

Rhine Christmas Markets (Southbound)

1 sailing date December 2022
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Koln

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - Basel to Cologne

18 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Cologne

Includes flights and overseas transfers

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Amsterdam

Rhine in Flames - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date September 2022
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Luxembourg

Rhine & Moselle - Frankfurt to Strasbourg

14 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Frankfurt, to Strasbourg
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Rudesheim

Rhine & Moselle - Strasbourg to Frankfurt

15 sailing dates June 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Strasbourg, to Frankfurt
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Strasbourg

Magic of Advent on the Rhine-Cologne to Strassboug

4 sailing dates November 2021 to December 2022
4 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Strasbourg
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