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Coordinates: 49°36′N, 8°22′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Worms
Coat of arms of Worms Location of Worms in Germany

Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District urban district
Population 81,250 (2004)
Area 108.73 km²
Population density 789 /km²
Elevation 87-167 m
Coordinates 49°36′ N 8°22′ E
Postal code 67547-67551
Area code 06241
Licence plate code WO
Mayor Michael Kissel (SPD)
Website worms.de (english)
Wormser Dom
Wormser Dom

Worms (pronounced /voɐms/) is a city in the southwest of Germany. Its name is of Celtic origin: Borbetomagus meant "settlement in a watery area". This was eventually transformed into the Latin name Vormatia that had been in use since the 6th century. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Position of Worms in Germany File links The following pages link to this file: Worms, Germany Template:Infobox Worms ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... The Rhenish Palatinate (Rheinpfalz, sometimes Lower Palatinate or Niederpfalz) occupies rather more than a quarter of the German Bundesland (federal state) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and contains the towns of Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Pirmasens, Landau and Speyer. ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... This is a list of urban districts in Germany. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, Postleitzahl (plural Postleitzahlen, abbreviated to PLZ), consist of five digits, which indicate the wider area (first two digits), and the postal district (last three digits). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... German car number plates (Kfz-Kennzeichen) show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Social Democratic Party of Germany Spectral Power Density ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2112x2816, 1255 KB) Description: Germany Rhineland-Palatinate Worms Doom Date: 2005-05-27 photographer: Heidas Wikipedia account All pictures Please use this discussion page See also: b, c File links The following pages link to this file: Worms, Germany Rhine Neckar... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2112x2816, 1255 KB) Description: Germany Rhineland-Palatinate Worms Doom Date: 2005-05-27 photographer: Heidas Wikipedia account All pictures Please use this discussion page See also: b, c File links The following pages link to this file: Worms, Germany Rhine Neckar... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... The Celtic languages are the languages descended from Proto-Celtic, or Common Celtic, spoken by ancient and modern Celts alike. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The 6th century is the period from 501 - 600 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ...


Established by the Celts who called it Borbetomagus, Worms today remains embattled with the cities Trier and Cologne over title of "Oldest City in Germany". Worms in the meantime remains the only German member in the organization Most Ancient European Towns Network (German: Arbeitskreis der ältesten Städte Europas). Trier (French: ; Luxembourgish Tréier) is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle River. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ...


Today the city, in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate (German: Rheinland-Pfalz) and lying on the Rhine, is an industrial centre and is famed for its local Liebfraumilch wine. Other industries include chemicals and metal goods. At the end of 2004, it had 85,829 inhabitants. The Rhenish Palatinate (Rheinpfalz, sometimes Lower Palatinate or Niederpfalz) occupies rather more than a quarter of the German Bundesland (federal state) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and contains the towns of Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Pirmasens, Landau and Speyer. ... It has been suggested that River Rhine Pollution: November 1986 be merged into this article or section. ... Liebfraumilch is a sweet white German wine. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Worms is one of the major sites where the events of the ancient German Nibelungenlied took place. A multimedia Nibelungenmuseum was opened in 2001, and a yearly festival right in front of the Dom, the Cathedral of Worms, attempts to recapture the atmosphere of the time period. The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. ... Worms Cathedral East facade The spacious Cathedral of St. ...

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Geography

Geographic Location

Worms is located on the west bank of the Rhine River in between the cities of Ludwigshafen and Mainz. On the northern edge of town is where the tributary Pfrimm empties into the river Rhine and on the southern edge of the city the tributary known as Eisbach or "Ice Stream" in English, flows into the Rhine river. It has been suggested that River Rhine Pollution: November 1986 be merged into this article or section. ... Map of Germany showing Ludwigshafen am Rhein Ludwigshafen am Rhein is a city in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, with about 166,000 inhabitants. ... Mainz is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... It has been suggested that River Rhine Pollution: November 1986 be merged into this article or section. ...


Boroughs of Worms

Worms has 13 boroughs (or "Quarters") that surround the city center. They are as follows:

Wormser Quarters
(As of: December 31, 2003)
Name Population Distance from Worms City Center
Abenheim 2.744     Northwest of City Center (10 km)
Heppenheim 2.073     Southwest of City Center (9 km)
Herrnsheim 6.368     North of City Center (5 km)
Hochheim 3.823     Northwest of City Center
Horchheim 4.770     Southwest of City Center(4.5 km)
Ibersheim 692     North of City Center (13 km)
Leiselheim 1.983     West of City Center(4 km)
Neuhausen 10.633     North of City Center
Pfeddersheim 7.414     West of City Center (7 km)
Pfiffligheim 3.668     West of City Center
Rheindürkheim 3.021     North of City Center (8 km)
Weinsheim 2.800     Southwest of City Center (4 km)
Wiesoppenheim 1.796     South West of City Center (5.5 km)

Climate

The climate in the Rhein River Valley is very temperate in the winter time and quite enjoyable in the summertime. Rainfall is below average for the surrounding areas. Snow accumulation in the winter is very low and often melts within a short period of time.


History

Celts and Romans

The city has existed since before Roman times, when it was captured and fortified by the Romans under Drusus in 14 BC. From that time, a small troop of infantry and cavalry were garrisoned in Augusta Vangionum this gave the settlement its Romanized but originally Celtic name Borbetomagus. (Many fanciful variant names for Worms exist only upon the title pages of books printed when Worms was an early centre of printing: for instance William Tyndale's English translation of the New Testament was printed at Worms in 1526.) The garrison developed into a small town with the regularized Roman street plan, a forum, and temples for the main gods Jupiter, Juno, Minerva (upon whose temple, as is usual, was built the cathedral) and Mars. Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent. ... Bust of Nero Claudius Drusus, in the Musée du Cinquantinaire, Brussels Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus, born Decimus Claudius Drusus and variously called Drusus, Drusus I, Drusus Claudius Nero, or Drusus the Elder (14 January 38 - 9 BC) was the youngest son of Livia, wife of Augustus, and her first... William Tyndale (sometimes spelled Tyndale,Tindall or Tyndall) (ca. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... John 21:1 Jesus Appears to His Disciples--Alessandro Mantovani: the Vatican, Rome. ... Jupiter et Thétis - by Jean Ingres, 1811. ... IVNO REGINA (Queen Juno) on a coin celebrating Julia Soaemias. ... Head of Minerva by Elihu Vedder, 1896 For other uses, see Minerva (disambiguation). ... Mars was the Roman god of war, the son of Juno and either Jupiter or a magical flower. ...


Roman inscriptions and altars and votive offerings can be seen in the archaeological museum, along with one of Europe's largest collections of Roman glass. Local potters worked in the south quarter of the town. Fragments of amphoras show that the olive oil they contained had come from Hispania Baetica, doubtless by sea and then up the Rhine. At Borbetomagus, Gunther king of the Burgundians, set himself up as puppet-emperor, the unfortunate Jovinus, during the disorders of 411 – 413. The city became the chief city of the first kingdom of the Burgundians, who left few remains; however, a belt clasp from Worms-Abenheim is a museum treasure. They were overwhelmed in 437 by Hun mercenaries called in by the Roman general Aëtius to put an end to Burgundian raids, in an epic disaster that provided the source for the Nibelungenlied. Roman province of Hispania Baetica, 120 CE In Hispania, which in Greek is called Iberia, there were three Imperial Roman provinces, Hispania Baetica in the south, Lusitania, corresponding to modern Portugal, in the west, and Hispania Tarraconensis in the north and northeast. ... Gunther orders Hagen to drop the hoard into the Rhine in the Nibelungenlied (by Peter von Cornelius, 1859) Gunther (Gundahar, Gundahari, Latin Gundaharius or Gundicharius, Old English Gúðere, Old Norse Gunnarr, anglicised as Gunnar) is the German name of a semi-legendary king of Burgundy of the early 5th... Jovinus Jovinus was a Gallo-senator and claimed to be Roman Emperor (411 - 413). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Many historians consider the Huns (meaning person in Mongolian language) the first Mongolian and Turkic people mentioned in European history. ... Flavius Aetius or simply Aetius, (circa 396 - 454), was a Roman general of the closing period of the Western Roman Empire. ... The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. ...


The Middle Ages

Nibelungen Museum
Nibelungen Museum
St Martin's Church
St Martin's Church
Jewish Cemetery "Heiliger Sand"
Jewish Cemetery "Heiliger Sand"
City Twinning as you enter Worms on B47
City Twinning as you enter Worms on B47
Heylshof Garden
Heylshof Garden
Vineyards
Vineyards

Worms was a Christian bishopric since 614 (but was secularized in 1801 and passed to Hesse-Darmstadt). In the Frankish Empire, the city was the location of an important palatinate of Charlemagne (Karl der Grosse), who built one of his many administrative palaces here. The bishops administered the city and its territory. The most famous of the early medieval bishops was Burchard of Worms. Image File history File links You may use this photo as long as you mention me as its photographer: Sie dürfen dieses Photo verwenden, sofern Sie mich als den Photographen benennen: Bernd Oliver Sünderhauf or simply / oder kurz: Sünderhauf. Description: Nibelung museum in Worms (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany... Image File history File links You may use this photo as long as you mention me as its photographer: Sie dürfen dieses Photo verwenden, sofern Sie mich als den Photographen benennen: Bernd Oliver Sünderhauf or simply / oder kurz: Sünderhauf. Description: Nibelung museum in Worms (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany... Image File history File links You may use this photo as long as you mention me as its photographer: Sie dürfen dieses Photo verwenden, sofern Sie mich als den Photographen benennen: Bernd Oliver Sünderhauf or simply / oder kurz: Sünderhauf. Description: Portal of St. ... Image File history File links You may use this photo as long as you mention me as its photographer: Sie dürfen dieses Photo verwenden, sofern Sie mich als den Photographen benennen: Bernd Oliver Sünderhauf or simply / oder kurz: Sünderhauf. Description: Portal of St. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 750 pixel, file size: 310 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Jewish cemetery in Worms Location: Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Date: 2004-11-26 (first upload to english Wikipedia) Author: Stevenmattern (Talk) Moved from the English... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 750 pixel, file size: 310 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Jewish cemetery in Worms Location: Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Date: 2004-11-26 (first upload to english Wikipedia) Author: Stevenmattern (Talk) Moved from the English... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 1842 KB) Description: Germany Rhineland-Palatinate Worms Heylshofgarten Date: 2005-05-27 photographer: Heidas Wikipedia account All pictures Please use this discussion page File links The following pages link to this file: Worms, Germany ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 1842 KB) Description: Germany Rhineland-Palatinate Worms Heylshofgarten Date: 2005-05-27 photographer: Heidas Wikipedia account All pictures Please use this discussion page File links The following pages link to this file: Worms, Germany ... Image File history File links Description: Vineyards in the German vine region of Rheinhessen Weinberge im Weinbaugebiet Rheinhessen Location: Weinberge bei Worms-Pfeddersheim (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany) Date: 19. ... Image File history File links Description: Vineyards in the German vine region of Rheinhessen Weinberge im Weinbaugebiet Rheinhessen Location: Weinberge bei Worms-Pfeddersheim (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany) Date: 19. ... The Bishopric of Worms was an ecclesiastical principality of the Holy Roman Empire. ... Events The Persian Empire under general Shahrbaraz captures and sacks Jerusalem; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is damaged by fire and the True Cross is captured. ... Secularization or secularisation is a process of transformation as a society slowly migrates from close identification with the local institutions of religion to a more clearly separated relationship. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Capital Darmstadt Government Monarchy Landgrave  - 1567 - 1596 George I  - 1790 - 1806 Louis X History  - Established 1567  - Disestablished 1806 The Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt (German: ) was a member state of the Holy Roman Empire. ... The Frankish Empire was the territory of the Franks, from the 5th to the 10th centuries, from 481 ruled by Clovis I of the Merovingian Dynasty, the first king of all the Franks. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A portrait of Charlemagne by Albrecht Dürer that was painted several centuries after Charlemagnes death. ... Statue of Burchard of Worms at Wormser Dom. ...


Worms Cathedral (Wormser Dom), dedicated to St Peter, is one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Germany. Alongside the nearby Romanesque cathedrals of Speyer and Mainz, it is one of the so-called Kaiserdome (Imperial cathedrals). Some parts in early Romanesque style from the 10th century still exist, while most parts are from the 11th and 12th century, with some later additions in gothic style (see the external links below for pictures). Worms Cathedral East facade The spacious Cathedral of St. ... Saint Peter, also known as Shimon Keipha Ben-Yonah/Bar-Yonah, Simon Peter, Cephas and Keipha — original name Shimon or Simeon (Acts 15:14) — was one of the Twelve Apostles whom Jesus chose as his original disciples. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Speyer (English formerly Spires) is a city in Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate) with approx. ... Mainz is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... Interior of Cologne Cathedral Gothic architecture is a style of architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, which flourished in Europe during the high and late medieval period. ...


Four other Romanesque churches as well as the Romanesque old city fortification still exist, making the city Germany's second in Romanesque architecture only to Cologne. For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ...


Golden age

Worms prospered especially in the High Middle Ages. Having received far-reaching privileges from King Henry IV (later Emperor Henry III) as early as 1074, the city later became a Reichsstadt, being independent of a local territory and responsible only to the Emperor himself. As a result, Worms was the site of several important events in the history of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1122 the Concordat of Worms was signed; in 1495, a Reichstag concluded here made an attempt at reforming the disintegrating Imperial Circle Estates of the Reichsreform (Imperial Reform). Most importantly, among more than a hundred Imperial Diets held at Worms, the Reichstag of 1521 (commonly known as the Diet of Worms) ended with the Edict of Worms at which Martin Luther was declared an outlaw after refusing to recant his religious beliefs. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Henry III, from a miniature of 1040. ... Events Births February 12 - Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. ... In the Holy Roman Empire, an imperial free city (in German: freie Reichsstadt) was a city formally responsible to the emperor only — as opposed to the majority of cities in the Empire, which belonged to a territory and were thus governed by one of the many princes (Fürsten) of... The extent of the Holy Roman Empire in c. ... Events Resolution of Investiture Controversy in the Concordat of Worms Pierre Abélard writes Sic et Non Births Ben Lancaster, Gradutate, Dynamite dancer. ... The Concordat of Worms, sometimes called the Pactum Calixtinum by papal historians, was an agreement between Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V on September 23, 1122 near Worms. ... 1495 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Reichstag (German for Imperial Diet) was the parliament of the Holy Roman Empire, the North German Confederation, and of Germany until 1945. ... In 1495, the Holy Roman Empire was divided into Imperial Circles (in German: Reichskreise). ... In 1495, an attempt was made at a Reichstag in the city of Worms to give the disintegrating Holy Roman Empire a new structure, commonly referred to as Imperial Reform (in German: Whether this reform can be considered successful depends on how one defines its goals; today, many scholars believe... In politics, a Diet is a formal deliberative assembly. ... Events January 3 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem. ... Luther Before the Diet of Worms, photogravure after the historicist painting by Anton von Werner (1843–1915) in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart The Diet of Worms (Reichstag zu Worms) was a general assembly (a Diet) of the estates of the Holy Roman Empire that took place in Worms, a small town... This article or section should be merged with Diet of Worms The Edict of Worms was issued by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor on May 25, 1521 at Worms, at the end of the Diet of Worms. ... Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk,[1] priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Judaism in Worms

The city is known as a former center for Judaism. The cemetery (illustration, right) dating from the 11th century is believed to be the oldest in Europe; an ancient synagogue was built around 1034. Prominent rabbis of Worms include Elazar Rokeach and Yair Bacharach. At the Rabbinical Synod held at Worms in the eleventh century, rabbis for the first time explicitly prohibited polygamy. Much of the Jewish Quarter was destroyed in the events known as Kristallnacht in 1938, and a recognizable Jewish community in Worms no longer exists. However, after renovations in the 1970s and 1980s, many of the buildings of the Quarter can be seen in a close to original state, preserved as an outdoor museum. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Castle Ashby Graveyard Northamptonshire A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... A synagogue (from ancient Greek: , transliterated synagogÄ“, assembly; Hebrew: beit knesset, house of assembly; Yiddish: , shul; Ladino: , esnoga) is a Jewish house of worship. ... Events April 11 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium marries her chamberlain and elevates him to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael IV. Franche-Comté becomes subject to the Holy Roman Empire. ... Elazar Rokeach (or Rokeiach) (1165-1238) of Worms, Germany, was a leading rabbi, and was known as one of the Chassidei Ashkenaz (Righteous Ones of German[ic] Jewry), a group of Jewish German pietists. ... Yair Chayim Bacharach (1639—1702), German rabbi, was the author of Havvot Yair (a collection of Responsa) and other works. ... The term polygamy (many marriages in late Greek) is used in related ways in social anthropology, sociobiology, and sociology. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Kristallnacht, also known as Reichskristallnacht, Pogromnacht, Crystal Night and the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom[1] against Jews throughout Germany and parts of Austria on November 9–10, 1938. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Destruction and rebuilding

The city was nearly destroyed twice in its history. In 1689, French troops invaded, almost eradicating the city during the Palatine war of succession; it came under French rule again from 1789 until 1816. Worms was heavily bombed on the night of February 21-22, 1945 by the Royal Air Force during the last few months of World War II. A post-war survey estimated that 39 percent of the town's developed area was destroyed. [1] Events Louis XIV of France passed the Code Noir, allowing the full use of slaves in the French colonies. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1945and died 2007 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Town twinning

Worms is twinned with: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Notable citizens

Samuel Adler (b. ... Reform Judaism can refer to (1) the largest denomination of American Jews and its sibling movements in other countries, (2) a branch of Judaism in the United Kingdom, and (3) the historical predecessor of the American movement that originated in 19th-century Germany. ... Rabbi, in Judaism, means a religious ‘teacher’, or more literally, ‘great one’. The word Rabbi is derived from the Hebrew root word , rav, which in biblical Hebrew means ‘great’ or ‘distinguished (in knowledge)’. Sephardic and Yemenite Jews pronounce this word ribbī; the modern Israeli pronunciation rabbī is derived from a... Timo Hildebrand (born April 5, 1979 in Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) is a goalkeeper for VfB Stuttgart and the German national squad. ... First international Switzerland 5 - 3 Germany (Basel, Switzerland; 5 April 1908) Largest win Germany 16 - 0 Russia (Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912) Worst defeat England 9 - 0 Germany (Oxford, England; 16 March 1909) World Cup Appearances 16 (First in 1934) Best result Winners, 1954, 1974, 1990 European Championship Appearances 9...

References

  1. ^ http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/feb45.html
  2. ^ (1967) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

  • The Official website of the city of Worms (in English)
  • Nibelungenmuseum website (in English)
  • wormser-dom.de, website of the Worms Cathedral with pictures (in German; click on the "Bilder" link in the left pane)
  • letsgo.com, a city guide including where to eat and what to see (in English)
  • Wormatia, the famous football club of Worms (in German)
  • Worms Tramway, a historic page with old pictures (in German)
  • wormser-region.de, another website about Worms (in German)
  • Party9.de Let's go party in Worms! Partypictures from Worms and surroundings (in German)


Important cities and tourist sites in Germany:
Area of Heidelberg / Rhine-Neckar
Major cities: Heidelberg | Kaiserslautern | Ludwigshafen | Mannheim | Neustadt | Speyer | Worms
Other tourist sites: Bad Dürkheim | Bad Rappenau | Buchen | Eberbach | Edenkoben | Ladenburg | Lorsch | Mosbach | Neckargemünd | Sinsheim | Weinheim | Walldürn
Landscapes: Kurpfalz | Neckar river | Odenwald | Pfalz (Palatinate) | Rhine river
Nearby areas: Frankfurt | Heidelberg | Karlsruhe | Stuttgart | Trier | Würzburg, see also: Alsace (F) | Lorraine (F) | Wissembourg (F)


Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Heidelberg and the other cities of the Neckar valley The castle (Schloss) above the town Main Street (Hauptstrasse) Shopping district View from the so called alley of philosophers (Philosophenweg) towards the Old Town, with Heidelberg Castle, Heiliggeist Church and the Old Bridge Heidelberg is a city in Baden-Württemberg... This article is about the greater Rhine Neckar area in Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Heidelberg and the other cities of the Neckar valley The castle (Schloss) above the town Main Street (Hauptstrasse) Shopping district View from the so called alley of philosophers (Philosophenweg) towards the Old Town, with Heidelberg Castle, Heiliggeist Church and the Old Bridge Heidelberg is a city in Baden-Württemberg... This is the article about the city, for the district see Kaiserslautern (district)   is a city in southwest Germany, located in the Bundesland of Rheinland-Pfalz at the edge of the Palatine Forest (Pfälzer Wald). ... Map of Germany showing Ludwigshafen am Rhein Ludwigshafen am Rhein is a city in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, with about 166,000 inhabitants. ... Mannheim is a city in Germany. ... Neustadt an der Weinstraße, otherwise known as Neustadt a. ... Speyer (English formerly Spires) is a city in Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate) with approx. ... Bad Dürkheim is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, capital of the district Bad Dürkheim. ... Bad Rappenau is a town in the district of Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Buchen is a town in the Neckar-Odenwald district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... The city of Eberbach (IPA: ) lies in northern Baden-Württemberg, 33 km east of Heidelberg, and belongs to the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis. ... Edenkoben, a town of Germany, in the Bavarian Palatinate, 6 m. ... Ladenburg in 1900 Ladenburg is a town in the district of Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Lorsch is a small town in southwest Germany (60 kilometers south of Frankfurt) in the Kreis Bergstraße district of Hessen. ... Mosbach and the other cities on the Neckar River Watershed of the Rhine River Mosbach is the capital of the Neckar-Odenwald district in the north of Baden-Württemberg, Germany about 58 km east of Heidelberg. ... Neckargemünd is a town in Germany, in the district of Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, state of Baden-Württemberg. ... Sinsheim is a town in southwestern Germany, in the state Baden-Württemberg in the district Rhein-Neckar between Heidelberg and Heilbronn. ... Weinheim (Bergstrasse) is a town in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany with 43 000 inhabitants. ... Walldürn is a town in the Neckar-Odenwald district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... A palatinate is an area administered by a count palatine, originally the direct representative of the sovereign but later the hereditary ruler of the territory subject to the crowns overlordship. ... The Neckar is a 367 km long river in Germany, a major right tributary of the River Rhine, which it joins at Mannheim. ... The Odenwald is a mountain chain in southern Hessen, northern Bavaria and northern Baden-Württemberg. ... The Palatinate (German: Pfalz), historically also Rhenish Palatinate (German: Rheinpfalz), is a region in south-western Germany. ... It has been suggested that River Rhine Pollution: November 1986 be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Heidelberg and the other cities of the Neckar valley The castle (Schloss) above the town Main Street (Hauptstrasse) Shopping district View from the so called alley of philosophers (Philosophenweg) towards the Old Town, with Heidelberg Castle, Heiliggeist Church and the Old Bridge Heidelberg is a city in Baden-Württemberg... Karlsruhe (population 285,812 in 2006) is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border. ... City Center seen from Weinsteige Road Stuttgart Palace Square - New Palace Solitude Palace The 1956 TV Tower U.S. Army Kelley Barracks Stuttgart [], located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of 591,528 (as of April 2006) in the city... Trier (French: ; Luxembourgish Tréier) is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle River. ... Würzburg Residenz. ... (New région flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Bas-Rhin Haut-Rhin Arrondissements 13 Cantons 75 Communes 903 Statistics Land area1 8,280 km² Population (Ranked 14th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité Liberty, Equality, Fraternity Anthem: La Marseillaise Metropolitan France() – on the European continent() – in the European Union()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Paris Official languages French Government Unitary republic  -  President Jacques Chirac  -  Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin Formation  -  Celtic Gaul 1200 BC   -  Franks 11 BC   -  Kingdom of France... Location Administration Capital Metz Regional President Jean-Pierre Masseret (PS) (since 2004) Départements Meurthe-et-Moselle Meuse Moselle Vosges Arrondissements 19 Cantons 157 Communes 2,337 Statistics Land area1 23,547 km² Population (Ranked 11th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité Liberty, Equality, Fraternity Anthem: La Marseillaise Metropolitan France() – on the European continent() – in the European Union()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Paris Official languages French Government Unitary republic  -  President Jacques Chirac  -  Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin Formation  -  Celtic Gaul 1200 BC   -  Franks 11 BC   -  Kingdom of France... Wissembourg (German: Weißenburg) is a small town and commune situated on the border between France and Germany, in the Alsace région, approximately 60 km north of Strasbourg. ... Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité Liberty, Equality, Fraternity Anthem: La Marseillaise Metropolitan France() – on the European continent() – in the European Union()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Paris Official languages French Government Unitary republic  -  President Jacques Chirac  -  Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin Formation  -  Celtic Gaul 1200 BC   -  Franks 11 BC   -  Kingdom of France...

Flag of Rhineland-Palatinate
Urban and rural districts in the
State of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany

Urban
districts
Image File history File links Flag_of_Rhineland-Palatinate. ... The Rhenish Palatinate (Rheinpfalz, sometimes Lower Palatinate or Niederpfalz) occupies rather more than a quarter of the German Bundesland (federal state) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and contains the towns of Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Pirmasens, Landau and Speyer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ...

Frankenthal | Kaiserslautern | Koblenz | Landau | Ludwigshafen | Mainz | Neustadt (Weinstraße)
Pirmasens | Speyer | Trier | Worms | Zweibrücken Political status Country: Germany Federal state: Rhineland-Palatinate Region: Rhine Neckar Area District: Independent municipality Facts Population: 47,564 (December 2003) Area: 43. ... This is the article about the city, for the district see Kaiserslautern (district)   is a city in southwest Germany, located in the Bundesland of Rheinland-Pfalz at the edge of the Palatine Forest (Pfälzer Wald). ... Map of the Koblenz region Koblenz (also Coblenz in pre-1926 German spellings; French Coblence) is a city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and its monument ( Emperor William I on horseback) are situated. ... Landau or Landau in der Pfalz (pop. ... Map of Germany showing Ludwigshafen am Rhein Ludwigshafen am Rhein is a city in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, with about 166,000 inhabitants. ... Mainz is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... Neustadt an der Weinstraße, otherwise known as Neustadt a. ... Pirmasens is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, near the border with France. ... Speyer (English formerly Spires) is a city in Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate) with approx. ... Trier (French: ; Luxembourgish Tréier) is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle River. ... Zweibrücken is a city of Germany in Rhineland-Palatinate, on the Schwarzbach river at the border of the Palatine Forest. ...

Rural
districts

Ahrweiler | Altenkirchen | Alzey-Worms | Bad Dürkheim | Bad Kreuznach | Bernkastel-Wittlich | Birkenfeld | Bitburg-Prüm
Cochem-Zell | Donnersbergkreis | Germersheim | Kaiserslautern | Kusel | Mainz-Bingen
Mayen-Koblenz | Neuwied | Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis | Rhein-Lahn-Kreis | Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis
Südliche Weinstraße | Südwestpfalz | Trier-Saarburg | Vulkaneifel | Westerwaldkreis Categories: Districts of Rhineland-Palatinate ... Categories: Districts of Rhineland-Palatinate ... Categories: Districts of Rhineland-Palatinate ... Bad Dürkheim is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Categories: Districts of Rhineland-Palatinate ... Bernkastel-Wittlich is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Birkenfeld is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Bitburg-Prüm is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Categories: Districts of Rhineland-Palatinate ... The Donnersbergkreis is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Germersheim is a district (Kreis) in the south-east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Kaiserslautern is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Kusel is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Mainz-Bingen is a district (Kreis) in the east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Mayen-Koblenz is a district (Kreis) in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Neuwied is a district (Kreis) in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Rhein-Hunsrück is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Rhein-Lahn is a district (Kreis) in the east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... The Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis is a district (Kreis) in the east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Südliche Weinstraße is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Südwestpfalz is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Trier-Saarburg is a district in the west of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Vulkaneifel is a district (Kreis) in the north-west of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... The Westerwaldkreis is a district (Kreis) in the east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ...


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