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Speyer Cathedral

Speyer Cathedral

The imperial cathedral in Speyer, officially known as the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Stephen, is the town's most prominent landmark. Laid out in the form of a Latin cross, it is one of Germany's largest and most important Romanesque buildings, and was intended to be no less than the largest church in the western world when building work began in 1030.

Speyer Cathedral in the Rhineland-Palatinate region has long since ceased to be the largest church in the western world. However, it is still the world's largest surviving Romanesque church. Construction began under Salian Emperor Konrad II, and the church was consecrated in 1061 under his grandson Heinrich IV. Its huge triple-naved vaulted basilica is the central element of a design that is thought to have greatly influenced Romanesque architecture in the 11th and 12th century. The mighty but eminently well-proportioned main building, consisting of the nave and transept with four towers in a symmetrical design, inspired many other important churches. A central attraction that strongly reflects the spirit of the time is the fully preserved crypt, which is the largest Romanesque columned hall in Europe. As the burial site for Salian, Hohenstaufen and Habsburg rulers and their wives, the crypt – and the cathedral itself – represent the ultimate symbol of medieval imperial power. The huge 'cathedral bowl' outside the main door is certainly worth a visit. With a capacity of 1,560 litres, it had to be filled with wine by every new bishop to keep the people happy. Perhaps these are the origins of the Cathedral Wine Fair in spring at which Palatinate vineyards present their wines against the stunning backdrop of the cathedral. Every year in September and October, the International Music Festival is held at Speyer Cathedral. It features concerts by choirs and orchestras, as well as organ recitals.

Opening times, tours and tips

Opening times

Speyer Cathedral and crypt: November to March: 9am to 5pm;

April to October: 9am to 7pm

Church services: Sundays 7.30am, 10am and 6pm; closed to visitors during services

Guided tours of the cathedral can only be booked through Speyer Cathedral Chapter (Domkapitel):

domfuehrungen@bistum-speyer.de

Imperial hall & viewing platform: April to October Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 12 noon to 5pm

Cathedral treasury at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer: 10am to 6pm daily

Further information:

www.dom-zu-speyer.de

أحداث وفعاليات
Vendors from the anterior and southern Palatinate will present highly nutrious self-grown products from their agricultural and vinicultural operations, country arts and crafts, and invite you to taste regional specialities.

المواعيد التالية

21.09.2019 - 22.09.2019

من 11:00 إلى 19:00

موقع إقامة العروض

Stadt Speyer
Maximilianstraße 13
67346 Speyer

منظم العروض

Bauernmarkt e.V.

جميع البيانات الخاصة بالأسعار والمواعيد ومواعيد الفتح غير مؤكدة.
In the City Hall numerous exhibitors provide information on healthy nutrition as well as vegan vitality and raw food.  

المواعيد التالية

28.09.2019 - 29.09.2019

من 10:00 إلى 18:00

موقع إقامة العروض

Stadthalle Speyer
Obere Langgasse 33
67346 Speyer

منظم العروض

Rohköstlich GmbH

جميع البيانات الخاصة بالأسعار والمواعيد ومواعيد الفتح غير مؤكدة.
The "International Music Day Speyer Cathedral", the renowned music festival in the cathedral city, this summer once again presents major international companies in the world's largest romanesque church.  

المواعيد التالية

19.10.2019 - 02.11.2019

موقع إقامة العروض

Dom zu Speyer
Domplatz
67346 Speyer

منظم العروض

Domkapitel und Stadt Speyer

جميع البيانات الخاصة بالأسعار والمواعيد ومواعيد الفتح غير مؤكدة.

الفعَّاليات والأحداث

البحث في الأحداث
(باللغتين الألمانية والإنجليزية)
معايير بحث أخرى
إعادة ضبط كل شيء