Roman troops and medieval emperors once paraded down ‘Via Triumphalis’. Now known as Maximilianstrasse, Speyer’s pedestrian-only shopping strip is 800m long, linking the Kaiserdom with the Altpörtel. Striking baroque buildings along Maximilianstrasse include the Rathaus (at No 13), with its red-orange facade and lavish rococo 1st floor (open for concerts and events), and the Alte Münze (Old Mint; at No 90).