25 Sights in Speyer, Germany (with Map and Images)
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1. Boeing 747-230 Schleswig-Holstein
The Boeing 747 is a large, long-range wide-body airliner designed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States between 1968 and 2023. After introducing the 707 in October 1958, Pan Am wanted a jet 2+1⁄2 times its size, to reduce its seat cost by 30%. In 1965, Joe Sutter left the 737 development program to design the 747, the first twin-aisle airliner. In April 1966, Pan Am ordered 25 Boeing 747-100 aircraft, and in late 1966, Pratt & Whitney agreed to develop the JT9D engine, a high-bypass turbofan. On September 30, 1968, the first 747 was rolled out of the custom-built Everett Plant, the world's largest building by volume. The first flight took place on February 9, 1969, and the 747 was certified in December of that year. It entered service with Pan Am on January 22, 1970. The 747 was the first airplane called a "Jumbo Jet" as the first wide-body airliner.
2. McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is an American tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed by McDonnell Aircraft for the United States Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it entered service with the Navy in 1961 before it was adopted by the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force, and by the mid-1960s it had become a major part of their air arms. Phantom production ran from 1958 to 1981 with a total of 5,195 aircraft built, making it the most produced American supersonic military aircraft in history, and cementing its position as an iconic combat aircraft of the Cold War.
3. Speyer Jewry-Cout
The Jewish courtyard in Speyer, is an historic and archeological site located in the inner city of Speyer, Germany. Built in stages between 1104 and the 14th century, the courtyard contains some of the oldest and best-preserved Jewish community buildings. Along with the other ShUM-cities of Worms and Mainz, Speyer was the hometown of one of the most important Jewish communities in Middle Ages in northern Europe. Because of its historical importance and its testimony to the European Jewish cultural tradition, the Jewish courtyard was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2021.
4. Antonov AN-22
The Antonov An-22 "Antei" is a heavy military transport aircraft designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Powered by four turboprop engines each driving a pair of contra-rotating propellers, the design was the first wide-body transport aircraft and remains the world's largest turboprop-powered aircraft to date. The An-22 first appeared publicly outside the Soviet Union at the 1965 Paris Air Show. Thereafter, the model saw extensive use in major military and humanitarian airlifts for the Soviet Union, and is still in service with the Russian Air Force.
5. Suchoi Su-22M-4
The Sukhoi Su-17 is a variable-sweep wing fighter-bomber developed for the Soviet military. Its NATO reporting name is "Fitter". Developed from the Sukhoi Su-7, the Su-17 was the first variable-sweep wing aircraft to enter Soviet service. Two subsequent Sukhoi aircraft, the Su-20 and Su-22, have usually been regarded as variants of the Su-17. The Su-17/20/22 series has had a long career and has been operated by many other air forces of including the Russian Federation, other former Soviet republics, the former Warsaw Pact, countries in the Arab world, Angola and Peru.
6. Historisches Museum der Pfalz
The Historical Museum of the Palatinate is a museum in the city of Speyer in the Palatinate region of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is situated across the square from the Speyer Cathedral. The museum's focus is on the History of the Palatinate; it has a collection of about 1 million artifacts, the oldest being an approximately 190,000-year-old hand axe. The museum is among the most important in Germany, and is known for its special exhibitions. With over 200,000 visitors per year it is one of the major attractions of Speyer.
Wikipedia: Historical Museum of the Palatinate (EN), Website
7. McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle
The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas. Following reviews of proposals, the United States Air Force (USAF) selected McDonnell Douglas's design in 1969 to meet the service's need for a dedicated air superiority fighter. The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat, with the majority of the kills by the Israeli Air Force.
8. Gedächtniskirche der Protestation
The Gedächtniskirche der Protestation is a United Protestant church of both Lutheran and Reformed confessions in Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany that commemorates the Protestation at Speyer in defense of the evangelical faith, specifically Lutheranism. Built between 1893 and 1904, the church was constructed in memory of the protest that took place at the Diet of Speyer by the Protestant rulers of the Holy Roman Empire in 1529. The tower is the tallest bell tower in the whole Palatinate at 100 metres (330 ft).
Wikipedia: Gedächtniskirche, Speyer (EN), Facebook, Website, Youtube
9. Dom zu Speyer
Speyer Cathedral, officially the Imperial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and St Stephen, in Latin: Domus sanctae Mariae Spirae in Speyer, Germany, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Speyer and is suffragan to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bamberg. The cathedral, which is dedicated to St. Mary, patron saint of Speyer and St. Stephen is generally known as the Kaiserdom zu Speyer. Pope Pius XI raised Speyer Cathedral to the rank of a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church in 1925.
Wikipedia: Speyer Cathedral (EN), Website, Url, Heritage Website
10. Transall C-160D
The Transall C-160 is a military transport aircraft, produced as a joint venture between France and Germany. "Transall" is an abbreviation of the manufacturing consortium Transporter Allianz, comprising the companies of MBB, Aerospatiale, and VFW-Fokker. It was initially developed to meet the requirements for a modern transport aircraft for the French and German Air Forces; export sales were also made to South Africa and to Turkey, as well as a small number to civilian operators.
11. Helmut Kohl
Helmut Josef Michael Kohl was a German politician who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 and Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998. Kohl's 16-year tenure is the longest of any German chancellor since Otto von Bismarck, and oversaw the end of the Cold War, the German reunification and the creation of the European Union (EU). Furthermore, Kohl's 16 years and 30 day tenure is the longest for any democratically elected chancellor of Germany.
12. Adolf von Nassau
Adolf was the count of Nassau from about 1276 and the elected king of Germany from 1292 until his deposition by the prince-electors in 1298. He was never crowned by the pope, which would have secured him the imperial title. He was the first physically and mentally healthy ruler of the Holy Roman Empire ever to be deposed without a papal excommunication. Adolf died shortly afterwards in the Battle of Göllheim fighting against his successor Albert of Habsburg.
13. St. Joseph Kirche
St. Joseph in Speyer is a Catholic church and the center of an entire complex of buildings of the municipality of St. Joseph. In the cathedral parish Pax Christi, which includes the entire urban area, it serves as a place of parish services, while the cathedral is the seat of the parish. The church in its extraordinary size and magnificent equipment was built in response to the construction of the neighboring Protestant Memorial Church of the Protestation.
14. Franz Hellinger und Ferdinand Wiesmann
The Autonomous Palatinate is the name given to attempts to establish the Palatinate on the left bank of the Rhine as an autonomous state independent of Bavaria after the First World War. During the period of French occupation after the First World War, separatist tendencies developed, initially with the aim of an independent state in the union of the German Reich, later also with the creation of a state independent of the Reich and based on France.
15. Berliner Kilometerstein Speyer
The Berlin milestones are small monuments with kilometers to Berlin from the time of the division of Germany in the second half of the 20th century, which are located at numerous locations in the West German states of the then (old) Federal Republic of Germany. They are not to be confused with the historical Prussian milestones, which indicate the distance to Berlin in Prussian miles.
16. Fairey Gannet AS. Mk4
The Fairey Gannet is a carrier-borne aircraft that was designed and produced by the British aircraft manufacturer the Fairey Aviation Company. It was developed for the Royal Navy, being the first fixed-wing aircraft to combine both the search and strike portions of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations to be operated by the Fleet Air Arm (FAA).
17. Villa Körbling
The upper-class Villa Körbling in Speyer, Bahnhofstraße 15, was built between 1911 and 1912 for the Speyer ophthalmologist Eberhard Körbling and his wife Anna Körbling née Pallmann. The villa is preserved in its original state and registered in the list of cultural monuments in Speyer. In the years 2014/2015 a restoration took place.
The Feuerbach House is a museum dedicated to the Feuerbach family, located at Allerheiligenstraße 9 in Speyer. The property has a Baroque garden and borders the ancient city wall. Archaeologist Joseph Anselm Feuerbach lived there with his family for 10 years. His son, the famous painter Anselm Feuerbach, was born in this house.
The Dreifaltigkeitskirche is a late Baroque, Protestant parish church in Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Since 1988 it has been a cultural asset worthy of protection within the meaning of Article 1 of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
Domnapf, also rarely known as Domschüssel, is a large sandstone bowl in front of Caesar's Cathedral in the city of Rhineland-Palatinate. According to tradition, after every bishop election, wine should be filled "for all the people". There are 1,580 liters in the bowl with Latin inscriptions on it.
U9 (S188) is a retired Type 205 submarine of the German Navy. She was laid down on 10 December 1964 by Howaldtswerke of Kiel. U9 was launched on 20 October 1966 and commissioned on 11 April 1967. She was decommissioned on 3 June 1993, and is now a museum ship at Technikmuseum Speyer in Speyer.
22. Fatih Camii
Spyr Fatih Mosque is a prayer and conference center for the Turkish-Islamic community and the Spyr Cultural Center, located at 16 Brenxtrasen, in the industrial north of Spyr, between Spyr-Nord and Spyr-West. The congregation has been using the building for prayer since April 2012.
23. Spaceshuttle BURAN
The OK-GLI, also known as Buran Analog BTS-02, was a test vehicle in the Buran programme. It was constructed in 1984, and was used for 25 test flights between 1985 and 1988 before being retired. It is now an exhibit at the Technik Museum Speyer in Germany.
The Old Gate is the medieval west city gate of Speyer, and is one of the original 68 towers in the old walls and gates. Today it is one of the largest and most architecturally significant of the remaining city gates in Germany.
25. St. Konrad
St. Konrad is a church with parish center, parish hall, rectory, kindergarten, youth center and an old sister's house and is the center of the Catholic parish of the same name in the district Speyer-Nord of Speyer.
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