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The city of Spire had been a bishopric since the 7C when it became an Imperial City in 1294. More than 50 Imperial Diets were held there, the last being in 1570. Speyer was razed to the ground by Louis XIV's troops during the Palatinate war of succession. After a brief period of French rule - it was handed over to the French in 1797 - Spire passed into the hands of the Bavarian monarchs. Its reputation as an administrative centre dates from this period when many authorities were moved to the town.
Tourist attractions Spires : Things to see and do
The cathedral was founded in 1030 and remodelled at the end of the 11C. It is a Romanesque basilica with four towers and two domes. The transept is a masterpiece of harmony and balance. The chapel of the Holy Sacrament houses two 15C bas-relief sculp..
The building in the centre of the medieval Jewish quarter was erected in the 12C. A stairway leads to the first chamber with groined vaulting. A second semicircular staircase then descends to the level of the water-table, where the actual bath is sit..
The most precious item in the prehistory collections is the famous Golden Hat of Schifferstadt. In the shape of a cone, this solid gold religious cult object dates from the 12C BC. The sumptuous collection of art and decorative arts from the 16C to t..
Große Gailergasse 1a D - 67346 Speyer
This 3-star hotel in Speyer is 200 metres from the town centre and a 10-minute walk from Speyer Train Station. It offers an organic breakfast and free Wi-Fi access. The non-smoking rooms of the Hotel Alt Speyer have a flat-screen TV with satellite c..
Schwerdstrasse 14 D - 67346 Speyer
Prix Prices from : 90 €
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. All rooms at the Hotel Löwengarten offer a modern en suite bathroom, safe, refrigera..
Ludwigstr. 6 D - 67346 Speyer
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. Newly renovated in 2012, the rooms at Hotel Residenz am Königsplatz feature classic-style..
Große Greifengasse 5 D - 67346 Speyer
From octopus salad with rouille sauce to venison stew with chanterelle mushrooms and apricot dumplings, the food served in this outwardly somewhat unprepossessing restaurant is fresh and clean-tasting.
Karmeliterstr. 11 D - 67346 SPEYER
Your host has been at this hotel in a side street neat the Altpörtel for over 30 years. The cuisine is internationally orientated and uses fresh products in its preparation. In the guestrooms, light oiled natural wood and parquet floors provide a fee..
Ludwigstr. 2 D - 67346 Speyer
This restaurant has an attractive, minimalist style restaurant inside and a secluded terrace in the courtyard. It serves good, traditional, regional food with Mediterranean and international influences accompanied by good wines. The Weinwelten functi..
Im Hafenbecken 7 D - 67346 Speyer
Where freighters once plied their trade among the warehouses, you will now find a smart marina and this modern, maritime dining hotspot. Sample the ambitious international cuisine with a view of the cathedral whether you eat inside or out. Treat your..
Binshof 1 D - 67346 Speyer-Binshof
Schwerdstr. 14 D - 67346 SPEYER