The Nibelungen and Luther City of Worms

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 - 01:20 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, UNESCO World Heritage
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Nibelungen Bridge over Rhine river © Heidas

Nibelungen Bridge over Rhine river © Heidas

Worms is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate on the Rhine River with 82,000 inhabitants. The climate in the Rhine River Valley is very temperate in the winter time and quite enjoyable in the summertime. Rainfall is below average for the surrounding areas. Snow accumulation in the winter is very low and often melts within a short period of time.

Established by the Celts, who called it Borbetomagus (meant “settlement in a watery area”), Worms today remains embattled with the cities Trier and Cologne over the title of “Oldest City in Germany.” Worms is the only German member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.

Twin Cities © Heidas Town Hall © Carschten City Wall © Bernd Oliver Sünderhauf Worms Cathedral © Heidas Worms around 1900 © Photoglob AG Nibelungen Bridge over Rhine river © Heidas
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Nibelungen Bridge over Rhine river © Heidas
Today the city is an industrial centre and is famed for the original “Liebfrauenstift-Kirchenstück” epotoponym for the Liebfraumilch wine. Other industries include chemicals and metal goods.

Worms is one of the major sites where the events of the ancient German Nibelungenlied took place. A multimedia Nibelungenmuseum was opened in 2001, and a yearly festival right in front of the Dom, the Cathedral of Worms, attempts to recapture the atmosphere of the pre-Christian period. In 2021, UNESCO added the cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz to the World Heritage list because of their shared Jewish heritage as the cradle of European Jewry (ShUM Cities).

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