200 years of Rhine-Hesse
The imperial city of Worms
It is just a short distance from Mainz to Worms. The city is one of Europe's oldest and it is aloos home to an impressive cathedral. Charlemagne made Worms his winter residence. Another emperor, Charles V, invited Martin Luther in 1521 to the Diet of Worms calling on him to revoke his 95 theses. According to tradition, Luther is said to have declared, "Here I stand, I can do no other."