Worms, Germany

The medieval Cathedral of Worms
Town hall of Worms
St Martin's Church
Map of Worms in 1630: The Jewish ghetto is marked in yellow.
The Gothic Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). Wine from the adjacent vineyard gave its name to the (now more generic) Liebfraumilch style.
Worms' twin towns
Ludwig Edinger painted by Lovis Corinth
Johann Nikolaus Götz 1755
Rudi Stephan

City in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, situated on the Upper Rhine about 60 km south-southwest of Frankfurt am Main.

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Diet of Worms

Luther at the Diet of Worms, by Anton von Werner, 1877
Summons for Luther to appear at the Diet of Worms, signed by Charles V. The text on the left was on the reverse side.
Luther in Worms, colorized woodcut, 1577
Luther statue in Worms

The Diet of Worms of 1521 (Reichstag zu Worms ) was an imperial diet (a formal deliberative assembly) of the Holy Roman Empire called by Emperor Charles V and conducted in the Imperial Free City of Worms.

Worms Cathedral

The east end of the Cathedral.
St Peter's Cathedral: West end
St Peter's Cathedral – South façade
St Peter's Cathedral before 1901
The Strasbourg synagogue modelled on Worms Cathedral.
Bishop Burchard of Worms
Tomb inscription of Burchard II, in the outer part of the Dom
Gothic reliefs from the abandoned cloisters
St Peter's Cathedral, 1824
Dachshund statue on the south portal, 1920
South portal
Salian crypt
Funerary monument of Canon Eberhard of Heppenheim genannt vom Saal († 1559)
Relicts of the cloister
New Chapel of St Nicholas, exterior
Stone font in the chapel of St Nicholas
Romanesque tympanon of St Nicholas
High altar of Johann Balthasar Neumann
Swallow's nest organ by Klais
Choir organ by Oberlinger
Bottom left Peter and Paul, bottom right Mary, upper right Brother Conrad. (Taken in 2015, before the installation of the new bells)
The current structure compared with the Roman forum
The current structure compared with the Merovingian basilica
The current structure compared with the Cathedral of Bishop Burchard of Worms

St Peter's Cathedral (German: Wormser Dom) is a Roman Catholic church and former cathedral in Worms, southern Germany.


Early Germanic tribe or group of tribes.

The Roman Empire under Hadrian (ruled 117–138 AD), showing a possible location of the Burgundiones Germanic group, inhabiting the region between the Viadua (Oder) and Visula (Vistula) rivers (Poland)
Location of the island of Bornholm
The Second Burgundian Kingdom between 443 and 476
Kingdom of the Burgundians in around 500
Burgundy as part of the Frankish Empire between 534 and 843

By 411 a Burgundian group had established themselves on the Rhine, between Franks and Alamanni, holding the cities of Worms, Speyer, and Strasbourg.


Western state of Germany.

Minister-president Peter Altmeier at the Rittersturz Conference in 1948
The Peter Altmeier Monument in Koblenz

Other cities are Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Koblenz, Trier, Kaiserslautern and Worms.

Ashkenazi Jews

Ashkenazi Jews (יְהוּדֵי אַשְׁכְּנַז, ; אַשכּנזישע ייִדן), also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim, are a Jewish diaspora population who coalesced in the Holy Roman Empire around the end of the first millennium CE.

The Jews in Central Europe (1881)
The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at its greatest extent.
Jews from Worms (Germany) wearing the mandatory yellow badge.
The example of the chevra kadisha, the Jewish burial society, Prague, 1772

The Ashkenazi religious rite developed in cities such as Mainz, Worms, and Troyes.

Prince-Bishopric of Worms

Ecclesiastical principality of the Holy Roman Empire.

The Prince-Bishopric of Worms circa 1700
The Imperial Cathedral of Worms
The Prince-Bishopric of Worms circa 1700

Located on both banks of the Rhine around Worms just north of the union of that river with the Neckar, it was largely surrounded by the Electorate of the Palatinate.


Epic poem written around 1200 in Middle High German.

First page from Manuscript C (c. undefined 1230)
The death of Siegfried. Nibelungenlied manuscript-k.
Nibelungenlied Fragment, Berlin, SB, Fragm. 44
Siegfried and Kriemhild
Gunther's wedding night (Johann Heinrich Füssli 1807)
"Siegfried's Departure" (Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, c. undefined 1843)
"Siegfried's Death" (Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1847)
Hagen orders servants to sink the hoard in the Rhine (Peter von Cornelius, 1859)
Kriemhild showing Gunther's head to Hagen (Johann Heinrich Füssli, c. undefined 1805)
Nibelungenturm (Nibelungen tower) on the Nibelungenbrücke in Worms.
Nibelungen fountain in Tulln an der Donau, Austria (Hans Muhr, 2005), depicting the meeting of Etzel and Kriemhild.
"Siegfriedsbrunnen" in Odenheim: one of several purported identifications of the place of Siegfried's murder in the Odenwald as found in Nibelungenlied version C.

The poem is split into two parts: in the first part, Siegfried comes to Worms to acquire the hand of the Burgundian princess Kriemhild from her brother King Gunther.


Medieval French rabbi and author of a comprehensive commentary on the Talmud and commentary on the Hebrew Bible (the Tanakh).

16th-century depiction of Rashi
Rashi Synagogue, Worms
Exterior of Rashi's Synagogue, Worms, Germany
Monument in memory of Rashi in Troyes, France. Sculptor: Raymond Moretti, 1992.
A modern translation of Rashi's commentary on the Chumash, published by Artscroll
Title page of an English translation of Rashi's Commentary on the Pentateuch.
Raschihaus, Jewish Museum, Worms, Germany.
The complete Hebrew alphabet in Rashi script [right to left].

Another legend also states that Rashi's parents moved to Worms, Germany while Rashi's mother was pregnant.

Tabula Peutingeriana

Illustrated itinerarium (ancient Roman road map) showing the layout of the cursus publicus, the road network of the Roman Empire.

Tabula Peutingeriana (section)—top to bottom: Dalmatian coast, Adriatic Sea, southern Italy, Sicily, African Mediterranean coast

The map was discovered in a library in the city of Worms by German scholar Conrad Celtes in 1494, who was unable to publish his find before his death and bequeathed the map in 1508 to Konrad Peutinger, a German humanist and antiquarian in Augsburg, after whom the map is named.

Kingdom of the Burgundians

Established by Germanic Burgundians in the Rhineland and then in eastern Gaul in the 5th century.

The First Kingdom of the Burgundians, after the settlement in Eastern Gaul from 443
Europe at the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD.

Under the pretext of Jovinus' imperial authority, Gunther settled on the western (i.e., Roman) bank of the Rhine, between the river Lauter and the Nahe, seizing the settlements of Borbetomagus (present day Worms), Speyer, and Strasbourg.