Address: Widdergasse 25a, 67346 Speyer
Escape&Museum Speyer is located in the old town, within walking distance of the Cathedral. The nearby Eselsdamm offers public parking.
“Make your way to Speyer”
Every year about 1.8 million travellers follow this call of Goethe’s Götz von Berlichingen. Perhaps less known of the more than 2,000-year-old city on the Rhine: Speyer is not only the city of the largest surviving romanesque church in the world – the Imperial Cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage Site – but also “European City of the Reformation”.
Explore Speyer as the city of the Protestation and immerse yourself in a piece of history which is marked by the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in 2017!
In 1529 the Imperial Diet met here for the second time. 12 years earlier the Wittenberg monk Martin Luther had published his 95 theses. It is the year of the Protestation at Speyer, in which the Protestant minority defending the new faith protested against the Catholic majority. Due to this public protest Luther‘s Reformation spread widely and the Evangelicals became known as “Protestants”.