Departure on foot for the tour of Speyer. On the left bank of the Rhine, this old imperial city is recognisable from afar by the impressive silhouette of its superb Cathedral. You will visit the inside of the Cathedral in the company of your guide. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981 and founded by Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor in 1030, it was transformed at the end of the 11th century. An important place of worship, about 50 Diets (official assemblies) were held in Speyer between the 9th and the 16th centuries. The city was the seat of the Imperial Chamber Court for a century and a half. Speyer Cathedral, a four-towered, two-domed basilica, is one of the major examples of the art of the Holy Roman Empire. Our tour will continue with a visit of the Trinity Lutheran Church built between 1701 and 1717. Afterwards, we’ll move on to the Judenbad, (Jewish baths) which were used for ritual ablutions. It was built by workers who also worked on the construction of the Cathedral. Set in the 12th century inside the Jewish Courtyard, at the very center of the Jewish quarter, its most notable curiosity is the ritual bath located 10m below ground level, the oldest of this type in Germany. After the guided tour, you will have some free time to wander back to the boat at your own pace.
Duration : approx. 2:30
- We’ll walk to the city center for our visit (approx. 15 min).
- The order of the visits can change.
- Times are approximate.
- These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
- The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.
- If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).