Founded by the Romans and one of the oldest settlements in Germany, Speyer is situated along the banks of the Rhine River in southwest Germany, an hour's drive from Frankfurt.
It is a beautifully historic town that is dominated by its most important landmark—an 11th-century imperial cathedral. Speyer Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most significant, and largest, examples of Romanesque architecture in all of Europe. Additionally, it contains the tombs of eight Holy Rom... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.