Secret places with historical flair in Germany
  • Kaiserdom in Speyer

    Domplatz, 67346 Speyer ‎

    How to Get There?

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      The Speyer main train station (Speyer Hauptbahnhof) is reachable from all directions with Deutsche Bahn trains. From there take the bus lines 568 564 565 to reach the Kaiserdom within 12 minutes.

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      The highways A67 or the A8 are leading directly to the city Speyer. You can approach the Speyer Cathedral directly from the Maximilianstraße. Only 2 minutes away with the there is a parking opportunity in the Heydenreichstraße.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 49.317276
      LONGTITUDE: 8.441566

       

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      The Frankfurt airport (Flughafen Frankfurt FRA) is the largest German commercial airport. The distance between the Cathedral and the airport is 55 minutes with the car or 1,5 hours with public transportation.

      Nearest airport

      Flughafen Frankfurt (FRA)

    Why Go There?

    Nov-March 9am-5pm Apr-Oct 9am-7pm

    The Speyer Cathedral is a major work and the largest surviving romanesque church architecture in the world with a very fascinating history and sights, which are representing the city Speyer.

    The powerful, above the town of Speyer Cathedral is not only one of the most important monuments of the Romanesque, but also throughout Europe the largest preserved Romanesque church. The history of the cathedral is a story of destruction and construction. It survived war and peace and reflects the history of the city Speyer as well as the throughout the region and the country. After 30 years of construction, the church was consecrated in 1061. After its completion around 1100 A.d., the DOM by the Salian Emperor Conrad II. founded with a length of 134 meters was the largest church in Europe. With the monumental building, the ruler wanted to demonstrate his religious-political claim to power over the Papacy. After being destroyed and reconstructed, the Speyer Cathedral is in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1981.

    The Cathedral includes a laying grave of eight German emperors and kings, four queens and a number of bishops. Today one of the highlights is the Imperial Hall as well as the viewing platform on the west side of the Cathedral, with a permanent exhibition of monumental frescoes and a beautiful view from over 60 meters. From there, you are rewarded for the ascent of taking 304 stairs up with a breathtaking panoramic view of the city of Speyer and the Vorderpfalz.

    The Cathedral is one of the greatest examples of romanesque architecture and a symbol of the medieval empire. In summary, its dimensions are the largest monument of its time. The architectural history is an excellent example of historic preservation activity and has influenced Europe and the world in the 18th Century to the present day with its development.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Domplatz, 67346 Speyer ‎, Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Sightseeing

    The Museum of Technology is only a 10 minute walk away from the Cathedral. Exhibits from the aviation, rail, ship and fire can find in the Museum of Technology their admires. The highlight is to experience the real world sensations, including a Boeing-747 and a submarine.

    River cruise

    The ship tour on the Rhine is one of Speyers trademarks. This tour is not only an interesting cruise through the Rhine; it is a beautiful trip for the whole family, where also the kids can explore the wheelhouse and pretend to be the captain. You can get the information for your trip directly on this page: http://www.personenschifffahrt-streib.de

    Wine tasting

    he Palitinate is a wine, holiday and gourmet region with a long tradition extending back to the Romans.With almost 23,400 hectares,it's the second largest wine-growing region in Germany. The Palatinate celebrates different kind of Wine festivals and events. "Wein am Dom - Weinforum der Pfalz" is one big highlight, where over 100 wineries and wine cooperatives provide over 700 Palatine wines in front of the Cathedral.

    Hotels near Kaiserdom in Speyer

    Hotel Residenz am Königsplatz
    This 4-star hotel features free Wi-Fi, a sauna, and a fitness centre. It is centrally located in a quiet area of Speyer, just 1.4 km from Speyer Train Station.
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    About 0.46 KM from Kaiserdom in Speyer
    Hotel Löwengarten
    Enjoying a central location within a few minutes' walk of the heart of the historic town of Speyer, this family-run 4-star hotel offers satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.
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    About 1.01 KM from Kaiserdom in Speyer
    Lindner Hotel & Spa Binshof
    This 4-star hotel has a choice of restaurants and large spa with indoor and outdoor pools. It is located in beautiful natural countryside near Speyer.
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    About 5.14 KM from Kaiserdom in Speyer
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