If you want a treasure off the beaten path, visit Worms in Germany. It is located in the Rhineland Palatinate of Germany. Make sure you have GPS access. There is a wonderful Romanesque cathedral built in 1171-1230. Take some time to visit the cathedral. Lots of history and beauty that you will not find elsewhere. Close by is a Jewish cemetery which is the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe. Some very comfortable restaurants to choose from.
A must visit for those interested in History. Worms Dom another example of Romanesque Archetecture. Fantastic day trip destination from Heidelberg. Great view of the Rhine good walking city, plenty of good resteraunts. Great little museum covering more than ten thousand years of history of the area. We thouroughly enjoyed our trip to the city. History everywhere just waiting for you to uncover! A real Gem!
Really worth a visit, a pretty place with good restaurants and lovely walks along the Rhein. The Bakfishfest is brilliant.
Driving to Heidelberg from the Mosel valley, we stopped at Worms for lunch. We should have planned to stay longer. There’s so much history here, especially Judeo-Christain history, as well as the second world war. If we’d had the time, we’d have taken a guided tour with someone who knows what’s where. But even just trolling around like we did, we saw quite a lot, and it turned into a good visit.
I put this disclaimer on all my Worms reviews: If you're interested in Christian/religious history, Worms is a good place to visit. If not, Worms probably won't impress you.The "if you are" portion: If Christian/religious history does interest you, one could spend anywhere from a few hours to a whole day seeing and taking in the sights. As a family, we saw the Dom (cathedral), the Jewish cemetery and synagogue, and the Martin Luther memorial (Lutherdenkmal). We also shopped and ate lunch, spending a total of about four hours. However, if you're really interested, there's self-guided and other tours available. We parked near the dom and walked everywhere, which was quite easy. (The town looks big, but really isn't.) The "if you aren't" portion: If Christian/religious history doesn't interest you, I'd avoid Worms. If you're looking for a castle, visit Heidelberg instead. If you're looking for beer, visit Stuttgart. If you're looking for a walled, medieval city, try Rothenburg ob der Tauber (make sure you get the right Rothenburg!). If you're looking for a dom, try Mainz or Speyer (similar styles), or even Köln (more impressive).I ranked this "very good", but I knew I would like it before I went. I hope this helps cement your decision one way or the other.(If you have the time, and are interested in Christian history, especially that of Martin Luther, also try to visit Wittenberg (Luther's town, church, and university), and Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, where he went after the Diet of Worms. Also very impressive!)
Don't miss the Jewish quarter. Interesting. A lot of history wrapped into Worms. Go to the local information Centre near Neumarkt, ask for the restaurant list and a map plus the walking tour. On a sunny day you will be fine. Remarkable: a lot of ice cream eaters in summer time and a host of ice cream selling points.
True, Woms is not high on the list of German cities to visit but for a few days of quiet time it's ideal. The Dom (cathdral) and there is a good amount of Jewish history as well. Well preserved (and/or rebuilt) medieval walls stand round much of the city.
Worms is a small idyllic city which seems to have kept its charm… it is worth a visit IF one has ticked off Heidelberg’s sights.
Visually unappealing and grotty. Worns is mainly post war and like many German cities,it's riddled with nasty concrete and so so shopping. Try Heidelberg,Munich and Marburg instead.
Really nice city with plenty of places to see, parking is not great but sufficient. Well worth a visit!
I've been to worms for day trips many times while living in Mannheim area. Worms is good for a couple of hours. There are some old buildings with history and some nice places to eat. It's not the most visually appealing city but does have culture.
Apart from the cathedral, this town is one of the ugliest I have ever seen in Germany, so keep your visit short and park close by the cathedral
simply stunning cathedral and the city is also lovely
Incredible to walk from the station knowing Worms was severely damaged & most of the town is therefoe reconstructed.head straight for Judengasse & immediately be made aware of deportations of families as you come acress the Stumbling Stones ( gold square tablets interspersed in the cobblestones with the names of those deported placed where the persons once lived.Synagogueplatz has the old Romanesque synagogue with a beautiful interior. Continuously destroyed since its original date of 1034, some sedtions have been rebuilt with remains of the destruction.Attached is the Yeshiva with the famous Raschi Chair ( Raschi of Troyes studied here & became dominant in Talmudic teachings as a Rabbi in 1055).The nearby Mikveh 1185-1186 is the oldest in Europe & well preserved. Well worth descending to the pool.The Raschi-Haus Museum has a number of original remnants & history of Jewish Worms.Continue on Judengasse & come to the city wall..Raschi Tor, Jews Gate.In Worms visit the Wine-Growers Fountain, the Rathaus, Adler Apotheke known as Eagle Pharmacy with the coat of arms at the side entrance.Martin Luther Monument is well worth a visit & the gardens here in spring were superb.When visiting Worms it's worth another day to visit Speyer.
Worms isn't well known today and it's a shame considering the historical importance of the city. Among other things Worms was where martin luther started what became the reformation and protestant churches. It was a roman city and also a seat for german kings, emperors, and catholic bishops. The cathedral there has one of the most famous faces in Germany.We travel with our small kids and like many old German cities worms has a massive pedestrian zone. Great for running around - lots of food, ice cream, and shopping downtown. Worms was bombed during the last few months of the war (WWII) and much of the downtown destroyed - so the historical buildings tend to be more on the outer circle of the city. Worms is important in germany because of its place in the Niebelungen story - and is the start/end of the Niebelungen route. It has a nice little zoo that is great for families and very affordable (under 10e for the whole family!).I lived near worms as an exchange student and have returned a couple times now with my wife and family, and we always enjoy it!