Speyer Cathedral - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Speyer Cathedral
It is one of the most important Romanesque monuments from the time of the Holy Roman Empire. The cathedral was the burial place of the German emperors for almost 300 years.
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Technic Museum Speyer
0.74km from Speyer Cathedral
The Technik Museum Speyer is a technology museum in Speyer openend in 1991 as a sister museum of the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim. The museum has over 2,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 150,000 m² , indoors and outdoors. It pulls more than half a million visitors per year.
Holiday Park, Germany
10.33km from Speyer Cathedral
Holiday Park is one of Germany's most popular theme parks, and is part park and part woodland. The park offers several amusement rides, as well as roller coasters, water rides, and live shows. The park is well known for its Expedition GeForce roller coaster, which consistently remained in the top ten of the many best roller coaster lists since its opening in 2001.
11.91km from Speyer Cathedral
Summer residence of the Electors Palatine Charles III Philip and Charles IV Theodore, most notable for its spacious and ornate gardens. The mosque in the gardens complex is the earliest mosque-style building in Germany, built in 1779–1791. It was built at a time when the “Turkish” style was fashionable in Germany, it was never intended for prayer but later served religious purposes at various times.
Mannheim Baroque Palace
18.49km from Speyer Cathedral
Originally the main residence of the Prince-electors of the Electorate of the Palatinate of the House of Wittelsbach. Part of the palace is used by the University of Mannheim. The castle, which features tapestries, furniture, paintings, porcelain and silverware is open to visitors.
18.55km from Speyer Cathedral
Kunsthalle Mannheim is a modern and contemporary art museum housing art collections and hosting temporary art exhibitions of Mannheim city. Built in 1907, the museums own collection comprises around 1,500 works from multiple artists including Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, George Grosz. In addition, the new extension building constructed in 2018 shows major collection of works by Anselm Kiefer.
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The Roman cathedral was started to be built in 1030 and continuesly grew. It is a barrier place for several emperors such as the Habsburgers, Staufer and Salian. As a world heritage sight it is protected and well kept. The are around the church invits you to a walk through a picturesque old town with a large amount of ice cream parlours.
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