Regensburg – Germany’s Medieval Miracle

Some people call it “Italy’s northernmost city”, others prefer to describe Regensburg as “Germany’s medieval miracle”. It’s quite simply a city to love. 

Regensburg is Bavaria’s 4th largest city with 150,000 inhabitants and is located on the most northern point of the river Danube. As the best preserved medieval city in Germany, Regensburg presents a perfect combination of an inviting skyline, impressive historic monuments and legendary Bavarian hospitality. The old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof became UNESCO World Heritage in July 2006. Here, like in no other central European city, authentic buildings of outstanding quality bear witness to the town’s political, religious and economic significance during the Middle Ages. Strolling along the atmospheric narrow lanes and crossing the historical squares, it is easy to imagine what life was like centuries ago, while experiencing the vibrant life of a modern city. Regensburg deserves its title as “Germany’s medieval miracle”.

Traveling to & from Regensburg:

Distance to: Munich (80 miles); Frankfurt (220 miles); Innsbruck (170 miles); Salzburg (140 miles)

Top 5 Sightseeing Highlights of Regensburg:

  • Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany
  • Porta Praetoria, which was built in the 2nd century by Emperor Marcus Aurelius as the north gate to the Roman camp Castra Regina
  • St. Peter’s Cathedral, the only example of French Gothic architecture in Bavaria
  • Thurn and Taxis Palace: In the middle of the 18th century the princes of Thurn and Taxis, founders of the first large-scale postal service in Europe (15th century), created a magnificent castle here. It is marvellous to see this palace, which is said to have more rooms than Buckingham Palace in London
  • Old Town Hall – Imperial Diet Museum: From 1663 to 1806 the Perpetual Imperial Assembly met in Regensburg. It brought a lot of wealth and power to the city and constituted the beginnings of European Parliamentarism. Today the imperial assembly hall and the torture chamber in the cellar can be visited with a daily guided tour in English.

     

 

 

Further Information:

Regensburg Tourismus GmbH
Wahlenstraße 17
93047 Regensburg
Telephone: +49 (0)941 507-4410
Fax: 49 (0)941 507-4419
Email: tourismus@regensburg.de
Homepage: http://www.regensburg.de


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Old town of Regensburg © Regensburg Tourismus