The ancient Celtic city of Worms ranks as one of the oldest cities in Germany. Ancient lore, called the Nibelungenlied, comes from Worms with tales of a dragon slayer and royal feuds. The centerpiece of Worms is the Worms Cathedral, built in 1110. The massive medieval towers rise out of the center of the city, rivaled only by the Nibelungen Tower that stands at the entrance of the city.

Ancient history lines the old streets. Roman aqueducts on ancient city walls cross through narrow alleys. It is now wonder such an ancient city would attract a large Jewish population. Up till Kristallnacht, Worms had one of the largest Jewish populations in Germany. The synagogue remains the oldest in Germany, but few of the community are left.

Worms remains a quiet small city and, besides a road stop, offers nothing more.


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