Being the oldest city in the whole of Germany, Worms has played a key role in German history. Worms current incarnation was founded by Charlemagne, and the city's bishopric dates back to the fourth century. The town is famous for the Diet of Worms, to which Martin Luther was summoned in 1521 to Emperor Charles V. He refused to recant his beliefs, saying the famous words "Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen." As a result, he was banned to the outer reaches of the empire. You can still see many vestiges of the old city walls, particularly the Torturmplatz and the Karolingerstrasse. The Dom of St. Peter and St Paul, which was completed in 1325 survived the destruction of World War II.
The city also has a rich Jewish history.
Tourist Information Center, Am Neumarkt 14, +49 6241 2-50-45. Pick up a map of the city's main attractions.
Rôtisserie Dubs, Kirchstraße 6, Worms-Rheindürkheim, Ph: 011 49 06242 2023. One of the big names in Worms' restaurant scene, their staff does an impressively creative job on regional cuisines. Their wine list offers wines made from the owner's vineyard as well as French and New World wines.
Bistro Léger, Siegfriedstraße 2, Ph: 011 49 06241 46277. Geared more towards the German baby boomers, the Bistro offers a very contemporary menu and matches it with wines from the areas around Worms.
Hagenbräu, Am Rhein 3, Ph: 0049 6241 921100 . If you want to try real German cuisine with a freshly brewed beer (from their own brewery) then Hagenbräu is your first choice in Worms. Very nice in summertime where you can sit outside at the riverside and enjoy a chilled beer. They sometimes has got changing buffet like schnitzelbuffet or fishbuffet for a good price between 5.30 and 9pm, just check it out on their website.