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
Pl. tz 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..
Pl. tz 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..
Bauhof 3 D - 67346 Speyer
This traditional hotel is a listed property in Speyer's Old Town district, just 100 metres from Speyer Cathedral. Hotel Domhof features classic-style rooms and has a private brewery. All of the elegant rooms at the Hotel Domhof come equipped with ai..
Maximilian-Str. 8 D - 67346 Speyer
Offering free Wi-Fi, this hotel is quietly situated in the centre of Speyer. Guests can explore the area on the hotel’s rental bicycles, and enjoy regional specialities in the restaurant. The rooms at Hotel Speyerer Hof feature modern décor, and com..
Gutenbergstr. 12 D - 67346 Speyer
Hotel La Grotta offers comfortable rooms in the centre of Speyer, a city set in the heart of the Rhineland-Palatinate countryside. It is a 5-minute drive to the River Rhine. All rooms at Hotel La Grotta are designed in classic style. They feature a ..
Maximilianstr. 12 D - 67346 Speyer
Dine in the historic cellar of the ornate Town Hall. A lovely vault from 1578.
Binshof 1 D - 67346 Binshof
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.
Schwerdstr. 14 D - 67346 Speyer
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..