It's possible to visit Speyer as a stopover on a day trip between Frankfurt and Heidelberg. We boarded the S-Bahn train in Heidelberg and within an hour were in Speyer. It was about a 15 minute walk from the train station to the old town. Speyer Cathedral anchored one end of the pedestrian shopping street. Even though it was Sunday, many of the shops in Speyer were actually open, even up to 7-8 pm! This was a total surprise for a German city!
Visiting Speyer at Dusk
We could see Speyer's clock tower anchoring the other end of the shopping strip.
A Visit to Speyer CathedralWe walked up to the Speyer Cathedral and took a moment to admire it both outside and in.
Speyer After DarkSpeyer seemed to glow as the lights came on in the evening.
Have a Glass of Wine in Speyer
We found a local wine pub tucked away on a back alley and stopped in for a glass of German vino.