Welcome to Worms

After the Burgundians, virtually every other tribe in the area had a go at ruling Worms, including the Huns, the Alemans and the Franks. The city flourished in the 9th century under the Frankish leader Charlemagne. The most impressive reminder of the city’s medieval heyday is its majestic, late-Romanesque Dom. In 1521, it was in Worms that Martin Luther refused to recant his teachings, paving the way for Protestantism.

A Jewish community, renowned for the erudition of its rabbis, thrived here from the 10th century until the 1930s, earning Worms the moniker ‘Little Jerusalem’.

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$806.74 Private & Custom Tours

Private day excursion from Heidelberg with Mercedes S-class

Your professional and friendly driver/guide Manfred will pick you up from your hotel or apartment in Heidelberg (or a place nearby). His Mercedes-S-class with leather seats, massage and other modern features will make you feel like you're in heaven. The first stop on your day exursion will be Heppenheim, a very quaint historic town which is often the backdrop for Bollywood movies. Next will be a visit of the 11th century castle of Starkenburg, as well as a the beautiful state park of Fürstenlager where you will have time to enjoy a wonderful lunch (price not included).  Lorsch Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the most famous abbeys of the Carolingian Empire. On your way back you will cross the river Rhine and conclude your trip with a visit to Worms and its famous cathedral (which you may know from the Tale of the Nibelungen.  Your driver will then return with you to Heidelberg.

$144.06 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Walking Tour of Worms

Meet your guide at Siegfriedsbrunnen, the fountain named after the hero of the Nibelung Saga, Germany’s most important heroic epic and listen to the legend of prince Siegfried. Discover the Cathedral of Saint Peter, a Romanesque cross basilica with four round towers, two large domes and a choir at each end. Step inside and marvel at the Baroque high altar made of gilded wood and marble. Stroll through Heylshof Garden, site of the Diet of Worms, an imperial court that banished Martin Luther into exile in 1521. Discover the „Lutherdenkmal“, the largest Reformation monument in the world with nine statues and eight portrait medallions of the most important figures in Reformation. In the pedestrian zone of Worms take a look at Winzerbrunnen, the fountain of the winemakers. Since Roman times, Worms is a wine-producing city benefiting from the fertile soil of the Rhine valley and the blessings of a mild climate. During the Middle Ages the city of Worms, known in medieval Hebrew by the name of Warmaisa, was an important center of Jewish theology and learning. Between Martins- and Judenpforte stretches the well preserved and restored former Jewish Quarter with its narrow lanes and picturesque houses. View Rashi Synagogue named after the famous Rabbi Rashi who received his religious education in Worms in the 11th century. Germany’s oldest synagogue was built in 1175. After its desecration on Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) in 1938, it was carefully reconstructed after World War II. From the end of the 19th until the beginning of the 20th century, several buildings in Worms were erected in the so called „Nibelungenstil“, an architectural mixture of new-romanesque style and art nouveau. The most famous examples are the water tower, the main station and the Nibelungen Tower on Nibelungen Bridge down by the river Rhine.