Things to do in Worms? Sights and Events
Besides St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Jewish Cemetery Heiliger Sand is the most famous Worms sights. It dates back to 1076 and is the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe. Worms Synagogue was first mentioned in 1034, destroyed several times but reconstructed every time. Other religious buildings are:
- Mikwe, old Jewish bath from the Middle Ages
- Luther Monument of 1868
- Roman-Catholic Liebfrauenkirche Church
- Pauluskirche Church and Dominican monastery
- Martinskirche Church, Roman Basilica
- Magnuskirche Church, the smallest Worms church
- Luther Church, Jugendstil
Secular Sights are:
- Nibelungen Museum
- Rashi House in the Jewish quarter, also museum and city archive.
- Parts of the old town wall
- Hagen monument remembering Hagen of the Niebelungenlied
- Worms water tower: 58m tower dating from 1890.
Worm is home to many more museums and theatres.
The best way to explore the city of Worms is by foot. Stroll through the many parks in and around the city. Tip: 6,5-hectare Karl-Bittel-Park, also known as Pfrimmpark, the green lung of Worms.
Worms is also known for its various events: Wormser Backfischfest, the biggest wine and folk festival of the region; Wormser carnival and Wormser Pfingstmarkt.
Worms Nibelungen festival is the cultural highlight of the year featuring different productions of the Niebelungenlied.
Other events are:
- Worms: Jazz & Joy, three-day jazz festival
- Worms’ night of Rock, featuring bands of the region.
- Worms Honky Tonk, bar festival in spring
- Apostel-Open-Air, famous music festival in summer
- Wormstock, Rock festival in July