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Kaiserdom zu Speyer

Kaiserdom zu Speyer

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Recommended by 2212 out of 2335 cyclists

Cycling may not be permitted at this location.

You will have to dismount and push your bike.


  • Jonas Wind

    Under no circumstances should you pass Speyer without having stopped by the cathedral! It is the largest surviving Romanesque church in the world. Since 1981 he is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In addition to the actual Dombesuch is always recommended a visit to the crypt. Also worth seeing: The Domnapf outside the church. For festivals it is filled with wine again and again.

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    • September 2, 2016

  • Sebastian Kowalke

    Speyer Cathedral can look back on almost 1,000 years of history. In 1025, the Salian king Konrad II personally laid the foundation stone with the aim of building the largest church in the West. He himself did not see the completion of the construction work. Only 40 years later, his grandson Henry IV was already king, the cathedral was inaugurated. In the following centuries, the cathedral was expanded and enlarged again and again.

    In the Palatinate War of Succession, French troops finally occupied Speyer. They were ordered to burn the city down - except for the cathedral. However, the church building could not be completely protected from the flames and the cathedral was badly damaged. Restoration work only began in the 18th century. The original Romanesque building was supplemented with Baroque elements, which were removed during the next works in the 19th century and replaced by Neo-Romanesque additions. Only since the 1960s have attempts been made to completely restore the original Romanesque form.

    A visit to the cathedral is also worthwhile for non-religious people, because it also gives you a glimpse into the history of Speyer and the building history of the churches of the West.

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    • October 30, 2018

  • Tina64

    An impressive structure!
    If you have the opportunity to connect your bike, then have a look at it from the inside! If you think that construction started almost 500 years before Columbus discovered America ...

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    • July 2, 2016

  • kakubae

    Speyer is a city on the Upper Rhine. As a Roman foundation, then called Noviomagus or Civitas Nemetum (capital of the tribe of the Nemeter), it is one of the oldest cities in Germany and was as Spira to 600 center of Speyergau. In the Middle Ages Speyer was one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation as a free imperial city. Between 1816 and 1945, the seat of the Bavarian administration of the Palatinate, Speyer today belongs to the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as an independent city and has 50,284 inhabitants (as of 2015).

    Speyer is well known for its imperial and royal domes. It is the world's largest surviving Romanesque church and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

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    • November 3, 2016

  • pillenknick

    One of the three large Romanesque churches on the Middle Rhine (next to the Mainz Cathedral and Worms Cathedral). They are all historically significant, but the Speyer Cathedral is simply the most beautiful and can also be seen from a distance.

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    • March 28, 2017

  • BE A Trailmaster

    The cathedral is a Unesco heritage and impresses with its simplicity. I can recommend the visit of the Kaisersaal with the inspection of the tower. Although this costs a bit (6 €), but includes a small tour to the Imperial Hall and with explanations to the frescoes. The story of how they came up in this room is best explained here. I'm impressed with what they did so long ago. Today such acts would probably fall victim to the euro.

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    • July 11, 2018

  • Heike

    But take the time and also see the sights nearby: Musrum, Judenbad, Altpörtel ... and not just in the first restaurants at the cathedral "come in" near and the side streets there are good / better alternatives.

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    • January 7, 2018

  • Hans-Jörg

    Since last year you can climb one of the towers. Beautiful panoramic view from Haardtrand to the Odenwald.

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    • January 2, 2017

  • LSky

    The cathedral is not only nice to look at, if you have a bike ride on Speyer, you come over anyway. Behind fern Dom you can also take a break in the park.

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    • July 19, 2018

  • Pascal Kaufmann

    The cathedral of Speyer is easily accessible from all sides. The cathedral forecourt is one of Speyer's Most Beautiful Places

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    • September 13, 2018

  • Uwe Hauser

    Everything has been said about the wonderful cathedral, and it is definitely worth a detour, especially since downtown Speyer is very easy to get around by bike.
    In addition, perhaps, the note that renovation work is currently being carried out on and in the cathedral. Nevertheless, the cathedral and tower are completely accessible.

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    • September 22, 2019

  • Kurpfalzradler

    Revered building, the largest Romanesque building in the world. In addition to many graves you can visit the tomb of Emperor Konrad II. The construction was inaugurated in 1041.

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    • November 20, 2019

  • haertera

    This imperial cathedral is the largest surviving Romanesque church in the world and rightly a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex is absolutely worth seeing and also the whole area with the park and the beautiful old town of Speyer.

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    • May 14, 2020

  • Rainer

    According to Wikipedia, a legend says that Konrad laid the foundation stone for the Limburg monastery (near Bad Dürkheim) early in the morning, then rode to Speyer with his wife Gisela and his entourage to build the foundation stone for the cathedral and the Saint Johannes monastery on the same day to lay the later St. Guido pen. In order to bring the amount of stone and wood required for the construction to Speyer, a canal was built from the Palatinate Forest to the Rhine. This channel could mean the relocation of the Speyerbach, which was moved a few kilometers to the south in the Middle Ages at the latest to supply Speyer.

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    • December 6, 2020

  • Patrick Göser

    The crypt is not grablege but an underground church .... thus also the oldest part of the entire structure. Costs 2-3 euros extra but you should not miss. How often do you have the opportunity to enter a room that has been unchanged for almost 1000 years?

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    • September 21, 2019

  • Hermann-Josef

    The grave of Helmut Kohl is in the Adenauerpark behind the Bernharduskirche near the train station

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    • July 9, 2017

  • Highfield

    The park around the cathedral is also worth a visit. There are nice sculptures and hidden benches for a picnic

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    • May 4, 2020

  • Christian Inferno78

    Very impressive, there is enough space in front of the cathedral and benches to relax

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    • July 9, 2020

  • Andreas Bikefan

    Great Romanesque cathedral and the largest. Inside simple but of impressive architecture. Speyer as a city is also worth seeing.

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    • July 12, 2020

  • 🇺🇦Schlofwandler🕊️

    The construction of the cathedral began between 1024 and 1030. In 1061 the largest church in the world was finished and the cathedral was consecrated. In 1981 the Romanesque church building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
    Source: dom-zu-speyer.de/daten-ffekten

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    • August 24, 2020

  • 1Fritz-Mar 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    Cultural heritage at the highest level over 2000 years old

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    • October 26, 2017

  • CATO

    The pilgrim memorial is located in Maximilianstrasse opposite the cathedral, approx. 300 meters away

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    • October 16, 2020

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