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Cruises to Speyer

39 Reviews
Speyer (Photo:Frank Fischbach/Shutterstock)

About Speyer

One of the oldest towns in Germany, the former Roman settlement on the Rhine is famous for its mighty landmark Speyer Cathedral, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the largest Romanesque church in Europe.

Speyer is also noted for its Jewish heritage and the mikveh, the traditional bathhouse, which was built in 1128; it's included in most guided walking tours. Other attractions include the Old City Gate dating to the 13th century, Sea Life center with more than 3,000 marine creatures housed in 40 displays and a wide pedestrian-only shopping street -- directly opposite the cathedral -- with restaurants, cafes and shops selling souvenirs and authentic German clothing.

From the docking point for river ships, it's a pleasant 10- to 15-minute walk through a leafy park to the cathedral and town center. The large Alter Hammer beer garden, overlooking the river, is a lovely spot to stop for a drink on the way back to the ship; just watch the time as stops in Speyer are generally only a few hours.

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More about Speyer

Why go to Speyer?

Pros:

This town is easily walkable and features a landmark cathedral, a large beer garden and an aquarium

Cons:

English isn't commonly spoken here, so be sure to brush up on your German phrases

Bottom Line:

Speyer is one of the oldest towns in Germany and offers an array of both historic and modern sights and activities

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The currency is the euro. For up-to-date exchange rates, visit www.xe.com. ATMs (geldautomats) can be found in the Maximilianstrasse shopping street, directly opposite the cathedral.

Language?

German is spoken in Speyer.


Speyer Cruise Reviews
This was an interesting town center with a large cathedral. Unfortunately it was a Sunday so most stores and businesses were closed limiting your options. There is a technical museum close by that should have been Read More
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JandJ Travelers
The Speyer stop was fun. Again the tour guide we had was sensational. So much history to share in a short amount of time. Read More
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jennwraspir
The Christmas Market opened when we were in Rudeshiem in the evening. Quaint old German town with lots of character.Read More
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JHawk1962
Incredible tour of Heidelberg and Worms.Read More
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