Worms, Germany

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Worms
Cathedral of Saint Peter
Cathedral of Saint Peter
Coat of arms of Worms
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Urban district
Government
 • Lord Mayor Michael Kissel (SPD)
Area
 • Total 108.73 km2 (41.98 sq mi)
Elevation 86 m (282 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 82,212
 • Density 756.11/km2 (1,958.32/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67501–67551
Dialling codes 06241,
06242, 06246, 06247
Vehicle registration WO
Website www.worms.de

Worms (pronounced /voɐms/) is a city in southwestern Germany in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). It lies on the River Rhine. Worms is famous for its local Liebfraumilch wine. It is an industrial center, producing chemicals and metal goods. At the end of 2004, it had 85,829 inhabitants.

Along with Cologne and Trier, Worms is one the oldest cities in Germany. But, there is a disagreement which of the three is actually the oldest. The town is mentioned in the Nibelungenlied, an old Germanic saga. The town was also very important because of Martin Luther who defended his case against the emperor Charles V in Worms.

The Cathedral of Saint Peter is a very large church in the town. It is one of only three Romanesque cathedrals in Germany. The other two are in Mainz and Speyer. The Worms cathedral is one of the most important Romanesque buildings in Germany.

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