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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