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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

Christmas on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Cochem

The Rhine and Moselle

3 sailing dates June 2023 to September 2023
13 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Boppard

Christmas on the Rhine from Cologne

1 sailing date December 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Prague

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg

2 sailing dates December 2022
11 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Prague
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Breisach

Christmastime from Vienna to Basel

2 sailing dates November 2022 to December 2022
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Switzerland , Basel

Includes flights and overseas transfers

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £7149pp
Strasbourg

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg

2 sailing dates December 2022
9 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Nuremberg
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Rudesheim

Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel

2 sailing dates December 2022
9 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Switzerland , Basel

Includes flights and overseas transfers

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3999pp
Basel

New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine

2 sailing dates December 2022 to December 2023
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Mainz

Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

2 sailing dates December 2022 to December 2023
6 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Breisach

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - Basel to Cologne

20 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Cologne
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1499pp
Frankfurt

Rhine & Moselle - Frankfurt to Strasbourg

8 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Frankfurt, to Strasbourg
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3399pp
Cochem

Rhine & Moselle - Strasbourg to Frankfurt

9 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Strasbourg, to Frankfurt
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £1949pp
Rudesheim

Magic of Advent on the Rhine-Cologne to Strassboug

4 sailing dates November 2022 to December 2023
4 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Strasbourg
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Frankfurt

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden from Baden

8 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
11 Nights From Baden Baden, to Frankfurt
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Frankfurt

Rhine,Moselle &Blissful Baden-Baden from Frankfurt

7 sailing dates October 2022 to September 2023
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Baden Baden
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Basel

Christmastime in Alsace & Germany from Frankfurt

3 sailing dates December 2022
4 Nights From Frankfurt, to Switzerland , Basel

Includes flights and overseas transfers - Hurry limited Suites available - Riverview Staterooms already sold out.

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1529pp
Strasbourg

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - Cologne to Basel

23 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Switzerland , Basel
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1819pp
Arnhem

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland from Basel

7 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2399pp
Speyer

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland from Amsterdam

7 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3239pp
Rudesheim

Classical Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

17 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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