TRAVEL | Worms, Germany

Worms (pronounced Vorms) is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It sits on the Rhine River and is about 60 kilometres south-southwest of Frankfurt, Germany. A must see attraction in Worms is Worms Cathedral (Wormser Dom). Worms Cathedral is one of three great imperial cathedrals on the upper Rhine , the other two being in Speyer & Mainz. This cathedral has four round towers, and two large domes. The cathedral is 110 m (just under 361ft) long and 27 m (roughly 88ft) wide. The nave (main body of the church which provides the central approach to the high altar) is 26 m (roughly 85ft). Only the ground floor and parts of the western towers belong to the original building which was consecrated in 1110, the rest was done in the 13th & 14th centuries and later (parts of the cathedral, the domes for example, have been rebuilt over the years).

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Seeing all three of the imperial cathedrals is high on my list, but so is visiting as many Christmas markets as possible! I have three years in Europe, it will go quick, and Christmas is just once a year! The markets all have some similarities but they are also unique. I also discovered that each place has its’ own take on glüwein (mulled wine) and some of it is pretty potent! I find myself having to try it at each market and for a € or so extra I also get a collectible mug.2013DEC18 WORMS5

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 We also made sure to walk around and view monuments and other historical sights while in Worms. It was a great day trip & I got a new mug!

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