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Cruises to Speyer

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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Viking Mani
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Viking Mani

7 Night
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188 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,299*pp
$328/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Hlin
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Viking Hlin

7 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,299*pp
$328/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Hermod
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Viking Hermod

7 Night
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122 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,299*pp
$328/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Mani
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Viking Mani

7 Night
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,399
$2,299*pp
$328/night • outside Cabin

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River Empress

10 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
$3,999*pp
$400/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Hild

7 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,999*pp
$428/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Sigrun

7 Night
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2 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,399*pp
$343/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Alruna

7 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,299*pp
$328/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Einar

7 Night
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,399*pp
$343/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Tialfi

7 Night
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,299*pp
$328/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Alruna

7 Night
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,399*pp
$343/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Einar

7 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,299*pp
$328/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Kara

7 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,399*pp
$343/night • outside Cabin

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River Empress

10 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
$4,379*pp
$438/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Tialfi

7 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,399*pp
$343/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Hild

7 Night
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,954
$2,924*pp
$418/night • outside Cabin

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Gerard Schmitter

4 Night
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Leaving:Strasbourg
Cruise Line:CroisiEurope
$1,238*pp
$310/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Eir

7 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,299*pp
$328/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Hlin

7 Night
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,399*pp
$343/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Hermod

7 Night
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,399*pp
$343/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Kara

7 Night
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,299*pp
$328/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Sigyn

7 Night
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5 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,399*pp
$343/night • outside Cabin

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Viking Eir

7 Night
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
$2,299*pp
$328/night • outside Cabin

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River Empress

10 Night
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
$4,379*pp
$438/night • outside Cabin

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River Queen

11 Night
Cruise to SpeyerDetails

Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
$3,259*pp
$296/night • outside Cabin

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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
We traveled from this port to Heidelberg so I cannot comment on Speyer itself. Heidelberg was lovely, though.... Read More
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Annebar1
Speyer was a good place to be stuck. The town was a 10 minute walk from the boat and it was a lovely and charming community. Cathedral and churches were beautiful, authentic German lunches and beer were... Read More
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Blcheyney
Many beautiful churches in this town. Bonus - organ concert during free time at one of them. About 15 min walk from port to center of town. One incline but mostly flat... Read More
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Blessed2CC
A bus ride took us first to Worms with an incredible Jewish cemetery which survived the war. The headstones are amazingly well preserved, some almost 1000 years old! Two guides, both excellent. Then we walked into... Read More
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