Speyer (Speier) is a Rhine River cruise port and town town in Rhineland-Palatinate state (Germany), with population around 50,000. Speyer is approx 25 km (15 ml) south of Mannheim (Baden-Wurttemberg state).
One of Germany's oldest towns, Speyer was founded as Roman military camp and by 150 AD was first mapped (under the name Noviomagus). City's main tourist attractions include Speyer Cathedral (with tombs of Holy Roman emperors and German kings), Altportel (gate), Gedachtniskirche (church), Jewish courtyard (medieval Synagogue), Technikmuseum (transportation), Historisches Museum der Pfalz (Palatinate history).
The double-track Schifferstadt-Worth railway (aka Speyer line) connects to the Baden-Wurttemberg's port cities Mannheim and Karlsruhe.