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.A worm is an elongated soft-bodied invertebrate animal.^ Millipedes are worm-like, cylindrical animals with many body segments.
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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Worms is a city in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany.
The entrance to Worms
The entrance to Worms


Being the oldest city in the whole of Germany, Worms has played a key role in German history. Worm's 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 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.^ Tell you what, get out a pair of some old shoes (I’m sure you have many), deck them up with a little bow or satin or something and set them on the rack.
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^ Ah, I see you weren’t around when they were shifting that particular bar.’ Kamber felt old, haggard and unclean.
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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.

Get in

Trains [1] from Bingen, Bensheim, Mainz, Mannheim, or Frankfurt. There is a ticket office in the main station of Worms (closed on Saturday afternoon, Sundays and holidays).

Get around

Walking is the best way to enjoy the historical center.
There is also a bus system running day and night, obtain tickets from the drivers.
  • Romanesque cathedral,
    one of Germany's three "imperial cathedrals" on the Rhine (together with those in Mainz and Speyer), dating back to 600 AD.
  • Listen the mythical story of Worms in Nibelungen museum
  • Jewish Bath, Jewish Cemetery ("Heiliger Sand" - Holy Sand)
  • River Banks with restaurants
  • Nice historic Rhine bridge
  • The monument to Martin Luther and other church reformers.
Luther Monument
Luther Monument
  • City Walls
  • The Park and the manor-house in Herrnsheim. The park was created by Friedrich Ludwig Sckell, who designed the "Englischer Garten" in Munich as well.
In the park viewing at the manor-house
In the park viewing at the manor-house
  • Cross the Rhine bridge for a walk through the green eastern banks. You can bathe in the Rhine, too! .The water quality is very good, now, there are even salmon back!
  • 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.^ Coming back to the Sholay analogy, if you remember, Ramgarh continued to live its life even before Jai-Viru came on the scene.
    • Travels With a Centipede 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The experience itself was not very different from any of the similar ones had in India, except for two things - No advertisements, no trailers, no ‘coming attractions’ or ‘now playing’ teasers.
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    ^ Lee’s current travails with Rubik’s Cube takes one back to the time when the Cube entered one’s life, one balmy summer evening.
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    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 [2]. .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.^ First there was the Urhnung Conflict, then you had the Culmination, after which there was the Re-Culmination followed by the Real Culmination.
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    ^ Anyway, for those who are interested (what choice do you have, really, if you are here already?
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    ^ Of your own volition you've chosen to join me in this journey, with no further expectation (I hope) than being taken for a journey (I wont say 'ride').
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    .Very nice in summertime where you can sit outside at the riverside and enjoy a chilled beer.^ And yesterday you very nicely tell me that I must concentrate on the clutch-n-gears, brake, accelerator and the steering wheel.
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    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.
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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

WORMS, a city of Germany, in the grand-duchy of HesseDarmstadt, situated in a fertile plain called the Wonnegau, on the left bank of the Rhine, 25 m. S. of Mainz, 20 m. N.W. of Heidelberg, and 9 m. by rail N.W. of Mannheim. Pop. (1895) 28,636; (1905) 43,841, about a third of whom are Roman Catholics. The town is irregularly built, and some of the old walls and towers still remain, but its general aspect is modern. The principal church and chief building is the spacious cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, which ranks beside those of Spires and Mainz among the noblest Romanesque churches of the Rhine (see Architecture: Romanesque and Gothic in Germany). This magnificent basilica, with four round towers, two large domes, and a choir at each end, has a specially imposing exterior, though the impression produced by the interior, is also one of great dignity and simplicity, heightened by the natural colour of the red sandstone of which it is built. Only the ground plan and the lower part of the western towers belong to the original building consecrated in IIIo; the remainder was mostly finished by 1181, but the west choir and the vaulting were built in the 13th century, the elaborate south portal was added in the 14th century, and the central dome has been rebuilt. .The ornamentation of the older parts is simple to the verge of rudeness; and even the more elaborate later forms show no high development of workmanship.^ It is a testament to the author's evocativeness that even though the book is about so much more than just Bombay, the Bombay-parts were so strongly fragrant that in my head it remains a Bombay-book.
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The baptistery contains five remarkable stone reliefs of the late 15th century. The cathedral is 358 ft. long, and 89 ft. wide, or including the transepts, which are near the west end, 118 ft. (inside measurements). It belongs to the Roman Catholic community, who possess also the church of St Martin and the church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche), a handsome Gothic edifice outside the town, finished in 1467. The principal Protestant place of worship is the Trinity church, built in 1726. Second in interest to the cathedral is the church of St Paul, also in the Romanesque style, and dating from 1102-1116, with a choir of the early 13th century, cloisters and other monastic buildings. This church has been converted into an interesting museum of national antiquities. The late Romanesque church of St Andrew is not used. The old synagogue, an unassuming building erected in the r rth century and restored in the 13th, is completely modernized. The Jewish community of Worms (about 1300 in number) claims to be the most ancient in Germany and to have existed continuously since the Christian era, though the earliest authentic mention of it occurs in 588. A curious tradition, illustrating the efforts of the dispersed people to conciliate their oppressors, asserts that the Jews of Worms gave their voice against the crucifixion, but that their messenger did not arrive at Jerusalem until after the event.
The town hall was rebuilt in 1884. The Bischofshof, in which the most famous diet of Worms (1521) was held, is now replaced by a handsome modern residence. The Luginsland is an old watch-tower of the 13th century. In the Lutherplatz rises the imposing Luther monument (unveiled in 1868), on a platform 48 ft. sq. In the centre the colossal statue of Luther rises, on a pedestal at the base of which are sitting figures of Peter Waldo, Wycliffe, Hus and Savonarola, the heralds of the Reformation; at the corners of the platform, on lower pedestals, are statues of Luther's contemporaries, Melanchthon, Reuchlin, Philip of Hesse, and Frederick the Wise of Saxony, between which are allegorical figures of Magdeburg (mourning), Spires (protesting) and Augsburg (confessing). The greater part of the work, which took nine years to execute, was designed by Rietschel, and carried out after his death in 1861 by Gustav Kietz (1826-1908), Adolf von Donndorf (b. 1835) and Johannes Schilling (b. 1828). The "Rosengarten" on the opposite bank of the Rhine.
associated with the, stories of the wooing of .Kriemhild (see infra), has been laid out in keeping with the old traditions and was opened with great festivities in 1906. Extensive burial-grounds, ranging in date from neolithic to Merovingian times, have recently been discovered near the city.^ The Muscat restaurant scene has been seeing a lot of action in recent times.
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^ The process started meekly enough with me trying to flush it out of its hiding place and make it see the immense possibilities that the openings in the lattice accorded.
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The trade and industry of Worms are important, and not the least resource of the inhabitants is vine-growing, the most famous vintage being known as Liebfraumilch, grown on vineyards near the Liebfrauenkirche. The manufacture of patent leather employs about 5000 hands. Machinery, wool, cloth, chicory, slates, &c., are also produced. Worms possesses a good river harbour, and carries on a considerable trade by water.
Worms was known in Roman times as Borbetomagus, which in the Merovingian age became Wormatia, afterwards by popular etymology connected with Wurm, a dragon. The name Borbetomagus indicates a Celtic origin for the town, which had, however, before Caesar's time become the capital of a German tribe, the Vangiones. Drusus is said to have erected a fort here in 14 B.C. In 413 the emperor Jovinus permitted the Burgundians under their king Guntar or Guntiar to settle on the left bank of the Rhine between the Lauter and the Nahe. Here they founded a kingdom with Worms as its capital. .Adopting Arianism they came into conflict with the Romans, and under their king Gundahar or Gundicar (the Gunther of the Nibelungenlied) rose in 435 against the Roman governor Aetius, who called in the Huns against them.^ Iqbal* has just called, thank you Iqbal, to tell us that Sheikh Zayed is completely choked up and that they are diverting traffic into Karama.
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The destruction of Worms and the Burgundian kingdom by the Huns in 436 was the subject of heroic legends afterwards incorporated in the Nibelungenlied (q.v.) and the Rosengarten (an epic probably of the late 13th century). In the Nibelungenlied King Gunther and Queen Brunhild hold their court at Worms, and Siegfried comes hither to woo Kriemhild.
Worms was rebuilt by the Merovingians, and became an episcopal see, first mentioned in 614, although a bishop of the Vangiones had attended a council at Cologne as early as 347. There was a royal palace from the 8th century, in which the Frankish kings, including Charlemagne, occasionally resided. The scene of the graceful though unhistorical romance of Einhard and Emma, the daughter of Charlemagne, is laid here.
Under the German kings the power of the bishops of Worms gradually increased, although they never attained the importance of the other Rhenish bishops. Otto I. granted extensive lands to the bishop, and in 979 Bishop Hildbold acquired comital rights in his city. Burchard I. (bishop from 1000 to 1025)destroyed the castle of the Franconian house at Worms, built the cathedral and laid the foundations of the subsequent territorial power of the see. There were frequent struggles between the bishops and the citizens, who espoused the cause of the emperors against them, and were rewarded by privileges which fostered trade. Herny IV. granted a charter to Worms in 1074, and held a synod there in 1076, by which Pope Gregory VII. was declared deposed. Henry V. acquired Worms in 1121 by the treaty of Wiirzburg, built a castle and granted privileges to the city, which retained its freedom until 1801, in spite of the bishops, who ruled a small territory south of the city, on both sides of the Rhine, and resided at Ladenburg near Mannheim till 1622.
The city of Worms was frequently visited by the imperial court, and won the title of "Mother of Diets." The concordat of Worms closed the investiture controversy in 1 12 2. The "perpetual peace" (ewiger Landfriede) was proclaimed by the emperor Maximilian I. at the diet of 1495, and Luther appeared before the famous diet of 1521 to defend his doctrines in the presence of Charles V. Four years later, Worms formally embraced Protestantism, and religious conferences were held there in 15 4 0 and 1557. It suffered severely during the Thirty Years' War. After being sacked in turn by Mansfeld, Tilly and the Spaniards, it was taken by Oxenstierna in 1632, who held a convention here with his German allies. The imperialists again took Worms in 1635, and it admitted the French under Turenne in 1644. The French under Melac burnt the city almost entirely in 1689, and it has only fully recovered from this blow in recent years. Thus the population, which XXVIII. 27 in its prosperous days is said to have exceeded 50,000, had sunk in 1815 to 6250.
By the treaty of Worms in 1743 an offensive alliance was formed between Great Britain, Austria and Sardinia. The French under Custine took the city by surprise in 1792 and it was annexed by the peace of Luneville in 1801 to France, together with the bishop's territories on the left bank of the Rhine. The remaining episcopal dominions were secularized in 1803 and given to Hesse-Darmstadt, which acquired the whole by the Vienna Congress in 1815. In 1849 the Baden revolutionaries seized Worms, but were overthrown by the Mecklenburgers and Prussians in May of that year.
See Zorn, Wormser Chronik (Stuttgart, 1857); Fuchs, Geschichte der Stadt Worms (Worms, 1868); F. Soldan, Der Reichstag zu Worms, 1521 (Worms, 1883); Beitrage zur Geschichte der Stadt Worms (Worms, 1896); G. Wolf, Zur Geschichte der Juden in Worms (Breslau, 1862); Nover, Das alte and neue Worms (Worms, 1895).

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Getting Started
  • Controls
Box artwork for Worms.
Developer(s) Team17
Publisher(s) Ocean Software
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Artillery
System(s) Amiga, Amiga CD32, Mac OS, MS-DOS, Sega Mega Drive, Atari Jaguar, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, SNES, Game Boy
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Followed by Worms: The Director's Cut
Worms 2
Series Worms
This is the first game in the Worms series. For other games in the series see the Worms category.
This guide is for the original 1995 game. For the Xbox Live Arcade game, see Worms (2007). For the mobile game, see Worms (Mobile). For the unrelated Commodore 64 game, see Worms (Commodore 64).
Worms was the first in the series of artillery games developed by Team17 and released in 1995. Whilst initially only available for the Amiga, it was later ported to many other systems.
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The game was originally created by Andy Davidson as an entry for a Blitz BASIC programming competition run by the Amiga Format magazine, a cut-down version of the programming language having been cover-mounted previously. The game at this stage was called Total Wormage (possibly in reference to Total Carnage) and it did not win the competition. Davidson sent the game to several publishers with no success. He then took the game to the European Computer Trade Show, where Team17 had a stand. Team17 made an offer on-the-spot to develop and publish the game.
It subsequently evolved into a full commercial game, renamed Worms, available initially only for the Commodore Amiga computer. .As the game was extremely popular, it was regularly released for other platforms including Windows- and Mac OS-based computers, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nokia N-Gage, SNES, Sony PlayStation and PlayStation 2, Sega Saturn, Microsoft PocketPC, and Xbox.^ Other terms learnt during househunting included BQ – Boys Quarters, Ensuite – with attached bath, Master Bedroom & Madam Bedroom.
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During the development of Worms 2, Andy Davidson wrote Worms - The Director's Cut, a special edition produced exclusively for the Amiga. This was, to his eyes, the pinnacle of the series. .Featuring weapons not seen in any Worms game before or since, it looks like an enhanced version of the original game.^ It was a sight like never seen before.
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^ It seemed like a cool trick then, but he knew he didn’t have long before they came looking for him, the jealous ones.
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Only 5000 copies were ever sold. It was also the last version released for the Commodore Amiga platform from which the game originated.
The references to the developers' home county, West Yorkshire, is visible, with a soundbank named "Tykes", which is a Yorkshire accent, and in the "Hell" level found in the single player mission mode, a sign with "Welcome to Ossett! Ha! ha! ha!" written on it.


Gameplay and content

File:Worms scrapyardscreenshot.png
From the Amiga version: A scrapyard-themed level, with the player using the blowtorch tool.
Similar to other early artillery games such as Scorched Earth the game is set on a two-dimensional field. The players control a team of worms, each consisting of four members. The objective is to kill every member of the opposing team(s) within a set time limit per round. .Each turn, which lasts from 45 to 100 seconds, a player may move a selected worm and use one or more of the available weapons and tools.^ A, who had got two faces right, looked down upon D who was stuck at one face, who in turn sneered at S who could get no more than two rows on one face with the same colour.
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The weapons include simple firearms like the shotgun and uzi, alongside a variety of heavy weapons such as the bazooka (the default selection), cluster grenades and airstrikes. The game also includes a number of 'secret' weapons (available through cheat codes on options screens or 'weapon drops' during the game) such as the Banana Bomb and exploding sheep, for which the series has become famous.
Also available are various tools such as the 'drill', 'blowtorch' and 'girders' - often used to add protection, adding additional strategy elements. The 'ninja rope', 'bungee' and 'teleport' are also available for greater movement across the playing field.

Character, level and sound design

The game's graphics and sound design is primarily 'cartoon-like' (though less so than the later games in the series). Levels designs are randomly generated by the use of alpha-numeric strings. The object and landscape sets used to generate the field are arranged into 'themes' including forests, Martian landscapes, beaches and 'hell'.

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Getting Started


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Developer(s) Team17
Publisher(s) Ocean
Release date 1995 (NA)
Genre Turn-based strategy
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s)
Platform(s) Sega Genesis, Amiga, Game Gear, Sega Master System, SNES, PC, Atari Jaguar
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough


Bazooka: This is the first weapon a worm has when the turn starts. Able to be fired in a straight line only, affected by the wind speed and direction. Explodes on impact. Max damage, 50 points.
Grenade: A timed grenade that can be tossed in any direction. Player is able to set the timer from 1-5 seconds. Max damage, 50 points.
Cluster bomb: A bomb shaped like a grenade but explodes into little clusters which scatter over the terrain. Max damage, 55 points.
Mine: Proximity mine that can be dropped anywhere. When a worm nears it, it explodes. (in Worms Reinforcements, a 3 second timer begins a countdown to explosion.) Max damage, 45 points.
Banana Bomb: Same characteristics of the cluster bomb only with bananas that are much more powerful and with better range on bouncing. Max damage, 150 points.
Shotgun: The only weapon that can be fired twice in each round. A worm will lose its second shot if it hurts itself on the first. Max damage, 25 points per shot.
Uzi: Creates an erratic spray of bullets when aimed at a worm. Great for clearing off terrain underneath a worm, but not very useful for killing. Max damage, 40 points.
Dynamite: Limited supply of dynamite in most games but it packs an explosive punch. Can only be dropped next to a player, not thrown. Max damage, 75 points.
Sheep: An animal which looks harmless but explodes with great force when the player presses the button. Max damage, 70 points.
Homing Missile: Same weapon as the bazooka, but a cursor is used to identify the target. Missile is launched from the worm and then uses tracking to navigate to its target. Inaccurate if launched incorrectly. Max damage, 50 points.
Airstrike: Can be launched from anywhere in the level. Cursor is used to paint a specific location which is then bombarded with 5 missiles that fall from the sky. Max damage, 50 points.
Girder: An engineering weapon. Allows the worm to place a horizontal or vertical platform anywhere above the terrain.
Blowtorch: An engineering weapon. It can be used to burn other worms or burn a tunnel into the terrain. Max damage, 5 points.
Fire Punch: A vertical melee attack that cuts through terrain. Max damage, 30 points.
Dragon Ball: A horizontal, short-ranged melee attack. Max damage, 30 points.
Kamikaze: The worm sacrifices its own life but if aimed correctly, can take out another player. In later games the worm would shout "For king and country!" before doing so.
White Flag: Causes your team to surrender.
Rope: Allows a worm to climb and rappel around the terrain. While on the rope, a worm can drop dynamite or other weapons. .Using the rope does not end your turn until you use a weapon.^ It may cost you five times what it does here, but they'll deliver it to your house.
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Transporter: Allows worms to move instantly to any desired place on the terrain. The turn ends immediately after the transport.

WORMS series
First Generation
WORMS | Worms Reinforcements | Worms & Reinforcements United | Worms: The Director's Cut
Second Generation
Worms 2 | Worms Armageddon | Worms World Party
Third Generation:
Worms: Open Warfare | Worms: Open Warfare 2 | Worms: A Space Oddity
3D Games:
Worms 3D | Worms Forts: Under Siege | Worms 4: Mayhem
Other games
Worms Blast | Worms Pinball | Worms Golf
Weapons and tools

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