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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

Regensburg

Christmastime from Vienna to Basel

3 sailing dates November 2021 to December 2021
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Switzerland , Basel
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Speyer

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg

1 sailing date December 2021
9 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Nuremberg
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Bamberg

Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel

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

Golf Cruise on the Rhine

1 sailing date August 2021
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Mainz

New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine

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

Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

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

The Romantic Rhine: Amsterdam to Basel

11 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Switzerland , Basel
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Basel

Basel To Amsterdam

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

Amsterdam To Basel

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

Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date
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Strasbourg

The Rhine and Moselle

4 sailing dates May 2021 to August 2021
13 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koln

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - Basel to Cologne

20 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Cologne

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Cochem

Rhine in Flames - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2021
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Bernkastel

Frankfurt to Strasbourg

15 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2022
9 Nights From Frankfurt, to Strasbourg
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Speyer

Strasbourg to Frankfurt

12 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
9 Nights From Strasbourg, to Frankfurt
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Koln

Magic of Advent on the Rhine-Cologne to Strassboug

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

Baden-Baden to Frankfurt

16 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2022
11 Nights From Baden, to Frankfurt
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Strasbourg

Frankfurt to Baden-Baden

15 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2022
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Baden
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Strasbourg

Rhine Christmas Market

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

Christmastime in Alsace & Germany from Frankfurt

3 sailing dates December 2021
4 Nights From Frankfurt, to Switzerland , Basel
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