Inspiration for your next short holiday
Current information on the open hours of tourist attractions and recreational facilities (as of June 10 at 09:00 am)
For all other museums and recreational facilities, open hours are not yet known.
Accommodations and guided tours for later dates are, as always, available from us. We will answer your tourism-related inquiries by phone at our service number +49 6232 14-2392 or by e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Current instructions on the subject of “coronavirus” may be found at www.speyer.de
Speyer hangs tough #Supportyourlocals
Despite the current situation, many restaurants have opened up to serve you. Thus, you do not have to forgo your favorite meal while at the same time supporting Speyer’s restaurants! Simply order your meal for pick-up or have it delivered conveniently right to your door.
There are also some other possibilities that may help. For example, you may be able to purchase coupons for various restaurants. Or you can support wine bars and cafés in order to compensate them for their losses.
The City of Speyer is initiating Speyer’s listing on the coupon portal and is bearing the incidental costs. Registration is free for all enterprises. In addition, the City is supporting publicity for the site by undertaking comprehensive advertising efforts and is helping established enterprises with registration.
Retail stores in Speyer are – provided they maintain hygiene and distancing rules — open again. Not only that but many are again offering fantastic services that will insure their survival during this difficult time.
Support local commerce by informing yourself about the ordering policies of the various stores and buy locally. Under #supportyourlocals, you will find a list of the stores that offer online shopping, delivery service, pick-up service and vouchers. You are welcome to look around — you will discover many marvelous shops.
Naturally, you can also support your favorite shop on Social Media. Link to #supportyourlocals on Instagram & Co. Be a follower, hand out likes and comments, distribute them in your story. All of that will help every store increase its visibility.
Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer
The international bestseller, “The Physician” by Noah Gordon and his film of the same name impressed millions of persons worldwide as it took them along on a gripping trip through the history of medicine. The Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer has committed itself to this subject with its unique exhibition, “Physician — the Power of Knowledge”. The Museum Director and the Curator take visitors on an exciting virtual roundtrip through the exhibition while explaining vividly the everyday medical world of the Middle Ages. Meanwhile, there are awesome hands-on opportunities such as handicraft instructions and coloring pictures for children based on the “The Grufello Exhibition”.
The Cathedral of Speyer
The newest technology is now behind these old walls! On May 23, a live-streaming online tour took place inside the Speyer Cathedral as a result of which 30 participants were able to tour the UNESCO World Heritage site. In the future, this possibility is to be expanded as a bookable offering for interested parties. Would you be interested in discovering the cathedral by smartphone, tablet or PC? The Cathedral Tour Office will gladly accept your reservation.
Discover our city on your own! Equipped with a map of the city and your smartphone, there is now a cultural program tailored entirely to your taste. With our Audio Guide, you will visit the city’s important tourist attractions at your own pace and your own expense while hearing the information on each attraction via your smartphone. Is that easy or what?
Online Offerings Volunteers
We need your help! It is precisely during these times of coronavirus that solidarity is most important. Many of our volunteers are members of a high-risk group and can no longer practice their volunteering duties due to the need to practice self-protection. That is why not-for-profit organizations are desperately looking for support. Why not get active and help because we are only strong when we work together. All offerings may be found here.
During times dominated by the coronavirus, the greater part of our everyday lives is spent at home. Work takes place in the home office, school is replaced by home-schooling and the living room is unceremoniously converted into a home gym. And if in spite of all that, the roof should one day figuratively fall down on your head, you shouldn’t miss out on some virtual leisure activities in the middle of all that #Weremainathome. Discover the numerous online offerings.
Children and families
Schools and daycare centers remain empty, sports centers and other leisure activities are closed for the time being and when visiting grandparents or friends, our children cannot participate — at least in person. So to avoid boredom, many facilities like the Youth Development of Speyer, the Historical Museum of the Palatinate, the Municipal Library, the Sports Association of Speyer and the Adult Education Center, have come up with creative online offerings for children and families.
Information for our partners in tourism
The Promotion of Trade and Industry helps affected enterprises, the self-employed and freelancers in Speyer with current news. Those who are employed will also find lots of information here.
The German Tourism Association (Deutsche Tourismusverband e.V.) will answer your questions about the rental and cancellation of vacation accommodations on its coronavirus information page and provide an overview of the regulations that the Federal states have adopted for the containment of the coronavirus. In addition, offers of help and mitigation measures for companies are listed that have, as a result of the coronavirus crisis, gotten into economic trouble that threatens their survival.
For hotels and restaurants, the DEHOGA Rheinland-Pfalz is the right point-of-contact. A newsletter regularly informs about new developments. In addition, the DEHOGA offers assistance and support such as funding opportunities that can be requested for immediate help.
The IHK Pfalz has information on resources available from the Coronavirus bailout fund and information about possible subsidies and credits.
The KfW has gotten a special program for enterprises off the ground. Loans that are simplified and offer better conditions can be taken.
Important information on tourism is available from the Compentency Center of the Federal Government with its Corona Navigator. This page offers relevant and fact-checked news for all tourism players.
This is where you will find current news with regard to the coronavirus in Speyer.