A light and airy spaceThe cathedral appears to the modern visitor as a predominantly uniform design in the French Gothic style. Its medieval windows contain over 800 preserved panes of glass dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Together with the stained glass from the 19th century and the windows designed by Josef Oberberger from the 20th century, the cathedral is a wonderfully light and airy space.
A living spaceThe cathedral of St. Peter is also a living space: Countless sculptures on the external facade and in the interior populate the cathedral and turn it into a living testament to Christian life and faith. The artistic highlight is the Annunciation Group (around 1280/85), which shows Maria and the Angel Gabriel, the so-called “laughing angel”.
A listening spaceRegensburg Cathedral is a listening space too: The Regensburger Domspatzen, which translates literally as the “cathedral sparrows”, sing here; and since 2009, for the first time in its over 700-year history, the cathedral has also echoed to the sound of an organ, whose tone and technical sophistication enthral listeners.
Unique in the whole of Europe, the cathedral boasts a Romanesque double cloister with numerous tombstones and memorial stones, two inner courtyards and the St. Stephanus and All Saints chapels. (This will not be accessible until 2020 due to a major restoration project.)
Individual guided tours
- Monday to Sunday, public holidays: 2:30 pm (year-round)
- Monday to Saturday: 10:30 am (in addition from 1 April to 31 October)
- Duration approx. 75 minutes
Organ concerts in St. Peter’s Cathedral
- June and July, every Wednesday at 8:00 pm