Things to see and do - Spires
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Spires Travel guide
Spires : Michelin's recommendations
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
Domplatz D - 67346 Speyer
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..
Judengasse D - 67346 Speyer
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..
Domplatz D - 67324 Speyer
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..
Landwehrstr. 28 D - 67346 Speyer
This family-run, 3-star hotel is located just 200 metres from the historic Wartturm (watchtower) in Speyer. It offers free Wi-Fi internet, free parking and a wine bar. The Hotel Am Wartturm offers bright and spacious rooms and apartments with soundp..
Karl Leiling Allee 6 D - 67346 SPEYER
Breakfast and WIFI access are provided free of charge at the ibis Styles Speyer hotel and at every other ibis Styles hotel. Whether you are visiting Speyer for business or pleasure, the ibis Styles Speyer hotel is the perfect choice if you are lookin..
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..
Mühlturmstr. 7 D - 67346 Speyer
Old brick walls, antique furniture and plain tables give this cellar bar its rustic character. A daily menu complements the regional choice.
Maximilianstr. 12 D - 67346 Speyer
Dine in the historic cellar of the ornate Town Hall. A lovely vault from 1578.
Schwerdstr. 14 D - 67346 Speyer