Trip Planner Europe  /  Germany  /  Rhineland-Palatinate  /  Worms  /  Historic Sites  /  Worms

Worms, Worms

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
One of the oldest cities in Germany, Worms brings visitors a wealth of religious history and Romanesque architecture. Visit famous sites like St. Paul's Church, St. Martin's Church, Rashi Synagogue, and the Nibelungen Museum. The medieval walls are also a popular draw, and you will find great views of the Rhine from a few city lookouts. Use our Worms vacation route planner to visit Worms on your trip to Worms, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • From the Rhine coming through the Rhine road, the city gives a cluttered impression. Looking for a sight from there to the highlight - the Cathedral - in vain. In contrast to the younger sister - Speyer - the main shopping street with the post-war construction sins and almost only chain store looks pretty unattractive. I have visited the city, with a guide who were seeing sights 3-4
    show original
  • The beautiful imperial city of Worms is located, in the German region of Rheinland-Pfalz, very close to the great city of Frankfurt, and is one of the cities oldest, near Trier, Germany. It is a city that has a lot of history, and in it you can visit one of the most beautiful buildings in the country, its Cathedral. It is a wine city par excellence, next to the river Rhine. Was almost completely destroyed during the second world war by the allies, and many of its historic buildings were restored and are visited today. Modern buildings are also covered. The most important and representative of Worms building is the Cathedral of San Pedro, Dom St. Peter, built between 1130 and 1181, and which is of late Romanesque style. Currently it is restoring its facade, which are parts of the same, covered by scaffolding and nets. Worth seeing, without a doubt, is the altar of Balthasar Neumann of the EIGHTEENTH century and the choir stalls of the year 1760. Twenty scenes presents the history of the bishopric of Worms, since its first bishop Victor in the year 345 up to the destruction of the city in the second world war. Very nice its side chapels, his largest and precious altar its colorful stained-glass windows. It is a Grand Cathedral, beautiful, inside and out. The entrance is free. On the back of the Cathedral, I recommend entering a small, quiet garden, which provides part of the former of the wall and other remains. A short walk from the Cathedral, in the market square, is the well-known Red House, (Rotes Haus) of the year 1624, the only House Renaissance, and the Baroque church of the Holy Trinity (Dreifaltigkeitskirche), of 18TH century, which only are preserved façade and the tower. It is also on Marktplatz, where you can see one of the most beautiful of the city, Zum Siegfriedbrunnen. On our walk through the Centre of the city, we got to Lutherplatz which provides an impressive sculptural group dedicated to Luther, Lutherdenkmal. The garden in which it is located is beautiful, very green, very floral, with benches for rest and very careful! It is beautiful!. And Ludwigsplatz, an animated large and square, presided over by a slender Obelisk. A bit of the Center is the famous Heiliger Sand, which seems to be the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe from the 11TH and 12TH centuries, with 2,000 tombs and gravestones with inscriptions in Hebrew, and nearly 1,000 years of Jewish history. Old and renovated Jewish quarter with synagogue and the House Raschi, must-see is just north of the center of the city of Worms. Between the Heiliger Sand and the Jewish quarter is the Kunsthaus Heylshof. In this Museum a collection of paintings of the 15TH centuries is exposed to 17TH, among others, there are works by Lorenzo di Credi, Van Dyck, Rubens, Tintoretto, etc..., as well as collections of ceramics, glass, and porcelain. Imposing and beautiful is the Nibelungenturm, a beautiful Tower on the West side of the Nibelungenbrücke (bridge of the Nibelungen), that is, over the Rhine River. It is in the city centre where we can find stores where to buy, restaurants and cafes where a coffee. Worms... a beautiful and interesting German city, which certainly deserves to be visited, in one day you can meet very well.
    show original
  • I really enjoyed my day spend in Worms. It's an interesting town with lots of history and a great deal of surviving Romanesque architecture. The cathedral ofcourse, but also multiple other Romanesque ...  read more »
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m