Worms is an industrial city and a leading wine trade center in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on the Rhine River. Manufactures include leather goods, textiles, electrical appliances, paints, ceramics, chemicals, and machinery. Being the oldest city in the whole of Germany, Worms has played a key role in German history. It was originally a Celtic settlement called Borbetomagus.
The city was more than half destroyed in World War II, but was reconstructed after 1945. Worms had one of the oldest Jewish settlements in Germany. Its Romanesque-Gothic synagogue, founded in 1034, was destroyed in 1938 but was rebuilt after the war and reopened in 1961. Of note is the city's Romanesque cathedral (11th–12th cent.). Near Worms is the Liebfrauenkirche (13th–15th cent.), a church surrounded by vineyards, which gave its name to the area's noted white wine, Liebfraumilch.
Things to See & Do
* The reconstructed (1886–1935) new-Romanesque Cathedral
* Rashi Synagogue
* Jewish Museum in the Rashi House
* River Banks with restaurants
* Luther Monument
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 108.7 km2
Population – 81,750 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – The river port at Worms is located on the Rhine River.
Travel Links – Worms is accessible by train from Bingen, Bensheim, Mainz, Mannheim, or Frankfurt.