The historic site where Martin Luther was questioned before emperor and empire on 17th and 18th April 1521 is today situated in a romantic landscape garden, the Heylshofpark. The former bishop's court that stood on this site was destroyed in 1689. The residence of the bishop of Worms was built on the north side of the cathedral until the destruction of the city in 1689. King Charles V lived here during the 1521 Reichstag, and Martin Luther was brought here on 17 and 18 April, where he acknowledged his writings and refused to revoke them: It was wrong to act against a conscience trapped by the Word of God. "God help me. Amen." Later it was added: "Here I stand, I cannot help myself!" Today the bishop's court is replaced by Heylshof Park. An artistically designed memorial commemorates the place and events of 1521.

The park is usually open from 9 a.m. until dusk (or 5 p.m. at the latest). Please note the opening instructions on site.

Heylshofpark mit Blick auf den Dom St. Peter Worms
Heylshofpark Worms im Herbst