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Highlights at the cycle path

Sights at the Rhine cycle path

The cathedrals in Mainz and Worms, the Rochus Chapel in Bingen or the Oppenheim cellar labyrinth. Along the Rhine Cycle Route there are countless sights that will introduce you to the culture and history of Rheinhessen.

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  In one of the most beautiful buildings of Worms, in the former St. Andreasstift, a late Romanesque building complex with a picturesque inner courtyard, the museum of the city of Worms is located. The permanent exhibition presents numerous excavation finds from Worms from the Bronze Age and the Neolithic Age. No less impressive is the Roman department of the museum as well as finds from the time of the Franks, who settled in Worms around 500 AD. The Luther Room is reminiscent of the appearance of the famous reformer during the Worms...

The Protestant Luther Church to the west of the city centre was built between 1910 and 1912 according to plans by Prof. Friedrich Pützer. It is easy to recognise the strong echoes of Darmstadt Art Nouveau with sparse ornamentation on the outside. The octagonal Luther rose appears several times as a consistent feature of the church. The single-nave hall building has a pulpit altar.

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The multimedia Nibelung Museum is built into the medieval town wall with its battlemented parapet and two towers. Guided tour of the Nibelung saga on headphones (also in English and French). In the "myths laboratory" visitors can focus on the exciting and endless adventure of "tales and myths of the world". Barrier-free access, disabled WC. A special virtual PC tour is available for areas of the museum that are not accessible

In addition to the north portal of the cathedral as the venue of the momentous dispute of rank between Brunhild and Kriemhild and the "Siegfriedstein" on the south side of the cathedral, visitors are attracted above all by the Hagen statue erected in 1905. The bronze work standing on the banks of the Rhine reminds us of the sinking of the legendary treasure of the Nibelungs into the waters of the Rhine. Because of its numerous references to poetry, Worms is the starting point of the Nibelungen Route leading via the Lorsch Monastery in the...

  Oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe with about 2500 graves. The oldest gravestone dates from 1058/1059 and documents the first great heyday of the Jewish community in Worms, which has been documented since around the year 1000. From the younger part of the cemetery there is a very impressive view of the cathedral, the so-called "Buber-Blick". Thanks to the synagogue foundation of 1034 and as the place of activity of numerous rabbis since the 11th century, the Worms community, together with those of Mainz and Speyer, formed that of the...

  The double choir, romanic pillar basilica with transept was set up in 1125/1130 and 1181 on the fundament of the already built cathedral. The ' argument of the queens' of the 'Nibelungenlied' took place at the so- called imperial portal on the north side. The gothic chapel of st. nicholas is situated next to the south portal. Inside of the cathedral are romanic and late gothic stoneworks. The east choir was furnished baroque after the city destruction in 1689. The high altar is from Balthasar Neumann. In 1048 the cathedral...

  One of the largest Reformation monument complexes in the world was designed by the Dresden artist Ernst Rietschel, executed by his students Adolf von Donndorf, Gustav Kietz and Johannes Schilling and inaugurated on June 25, 1868. In the middle, Luther stands on a high pedestal and holds a fist on the Bible, alluding to the Worms Reichstag. Seated at his feet are Petrus Waldus (France), John Wyclif (England), Jan Hus (Bohemia / Czech Republic) and Girolamo Savonarola (Italy), four European reformers who worked before Luther. Wall...

  The lake is divided into three parts and emerged because of the extraction of gravel and sand. It's mostly fed by water and a little bit by surface water of the surrounding area. Today there's no gravel extraction anymore. However when you leave the shore area it can get dangerous due to the huge water depth with the steeply sloping shores so it's only suitable for advanced swimmers. There's no water rescue on site. The water quality is getting checked regularly. The lake is often visited really well on hot summer...

With its extensive cellar facilities - built between the 12th and 17th centuries - Oppenheim has a unique cultural monument. Two circular routes through the underground city center of Oppenheim lead through corridors and cellars with a special atmosphere. The extensive facilities were not only wine cellars, as they are known from any other wine village, but also storage rooms for other goods. In Oppenheim, a confusing system of these rooms extends beneath the old town with countless corridors and interconnected cellars, some of which are...

  The palaentologic museum in Nierstein shows geological findings from all over Europe. The evolution of the living world can be seen in its developent over millions of years to the modern times during a visit in the museum. The fossil collection is reallly diverse: more than 1000 exhibits from all over Europe are shown, the oldest are 500 million years old, including several new discoveries and singke findings. Kids have a table with fossil shark teeth.  

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