Speyer is a city in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany. It is one of the oldest German cities and has a beautiful old town. Speyer is a dicesan town since 346, its first churches and monasterys where built in the 6th and 7th century.
The foundation stone of the imperial cathedral was laid in 1030 by Conrad II, Holy Regent of the Salian Empire. The cathedral is the resting place of the salian dynasty. It was widely destroyed in the War of the Grand Alliance in 1689.
Speyer has a working railroad system, also it is not directly connected with ICE trains it is easy to reach via Mannheim or Ludwigshafen.
Speyer has a city bus system. You can get tickets from the bus drivers.
A little expensive.