Worms — Medieval Culture And History

In Worms, medieval history continues to dominate the present as you can see from the impressive architecture that dots the skyline with steeples, towers, and ramparts.

Indubitably one of the oldest settlements in the history of Germany, Worms has that much more to offer visitors. Get ready for a cultural treat that may leave you breathless with its pace.

Located on the west bank of the Rhine in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), Worms enjoys placid scenic vistas beneath clear blue skies making a perfect backdrop for all those historic monuments.

Of these, the 11th century Romanesque Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul is easily the most popular historic icon in town. Boasting four towers and twin domes, you certainly don’t come across such significant works of art every day. The altar in baroque style is especially worth admiring as you will see for yourself.

The Liebfrauenkirche is another interesting piece of architecture you might want to visit. Surrounded by vineyards, this church is set off to advantage for you to admire from many different angles.

More church architecture comes your way in the St. Magnus Church, the Trinity Church, and the St. Paul’s Church, each having unique characteristics that you’ll soon notice once you get an eye for these details.

The St. Andrew’s Church and its adjoining buildings now do duty as the Municipal Museum housing medieval art and antiques. This 12th century structure is itself a work of art evoking admiration.

The Jewish Quarter lies to the north of Worms and is of eminent historic value for history buffs. The Synagogue in Romanesque style was restored in the last century and has managed to preserve its original components. The Rachi Haus or the Jewish Museum can certainly tell you more about it.

Besides, visit the Heylshof in Worms for a tour of a fabulous art gallery with an eclectic selection of porcelain, stained glass, paintings, and sculptures that will have you in raptures.

And just a few minutes away is the Luther Memorial with significant exhibits on the great leader.

 

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