Neustadt an der Weinstrasse

Surrounded by vineyards in the heart of the Palatinate lies the city Neustadt an der Weinstrasse.


The first wine towns were mentioned from the year 774 but Neustad first received city rights five hundred years later. Today the city attracts with its historical old town, the restored artisan shops, and old shopping streets. With its nine wine villages Neustad an der Weinstrasse is in the center of the German wine industry but the city with today’s almost 27.000 citizens also tells different histories.

Stiftskirche in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse


Regular opening hours Stiftskirche: 11.00-15.00 h. If the church is closed, please call the pastor: 0049 (0) 63 21-84 36 0.

Neustadt – der Film


Film – 450th Anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism


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Neustadt and the Reformation

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse – the city of Calvinists in exile: in 1578 Elector Johann Casimir established the Neustadter University, the Casimirium. The Neustadt University was meant for Calvinist students and professors, who were driven from the Heidelberg University which had become influenced by Lutheranism.


Neustadt an der Weinstrasse – city of theologians and reformers. In 1583 Zacharias Ursinus, the founder of the Palatinate Church Order and author of the Heidelberg Catechism died here. His grave was found during restoration work of the Gothic spire church.



Tourist Information Neustadt
Hetzelplatz 1
67433 Neustadt an der Weinstrasse

Opening hours
Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri: 09:30-18.00 h (November-February until 17.00 h). Tues/Sat: 09:30-14.00 h. First/Second Sunday in October: 09:30-14.00 h.

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