Speyer Cathedral and Imperial City

Speyer is home to the largest Romanesque cathedral in the world – the main attraction in a city given World Heritage status. This impressive structure is the final resting place of eight Holy Roman emperors and German kings including Friedrich Barbarossa and Heinrich IV.

Speyer was once one of the most important settlements located along the Rhine and has had many claims to fame over more than 2,000 years of history. Not only did it witness the separation of the Catholic and Protestant churches in 1529, it is also Rhineland Palatinate’s starting point for the pilgrimage known as the Way of Saint James. The journey takes people to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.

Images courtesy of Bilderservice H Scherer and Karl Hoffmann

Additional Information
Visitor Information

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 9am-7pm
Tuesday and Friday: 9am-5.30pm
Sunday: 12pm-5.30pm

Crypt and Emperors' Tombs

The Crypt opens 15 minutes after and closes 15 minutes prior the regular opening hours.

Emperors' Hall and Observation Platform

Open from April until October

Weekdays 10am-5pm
Sundays 12pm-5pm

From November through March the Imperial Hall and the Observation Platform are closed to the public.


Crypt and Emperors Tombs

Emperors' Hall and Observation Platform

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