Rhineland-Palatinate
Spires
Interesting
Spires The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Spires
Speyer Cathedral
Speyer Cathedral
The cathedral was founded in 1030 and
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Jewish Bath, Speyer
Jewish Bath, Speyer
The building in the centre of the
Technik-Museum
Technik-Museum
This museum interests both young and old
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Museum of the Palatinate, Speyer
Museum of the Palatinate, Speyer
The most precious item in the prehistory
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Spires Old City
Spires Old City
The old town stretches westward from the
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Cathedral Treasure
Cathedral Treasure
The tomb furnishings of the emperors and
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