The best preserved medieval city in Germany, situated at the northernmost point of the Danube River has a special charm. Two millennia of history have remained alive here. The most Italian city north of the alps also offers world renown sights such as Porta Praetoria, the gate to the Roman Castra Regina, the Old Stone Bridge and St. Peters Cathedral. Visit the Old Town Hall with Reichssaal which for 200 years served as the seat of parliament for the Perpetual Imperial Diet and with the original Tourture Chamber of the middle ages or the Palace of the princes of Thurn und Taxis - the family dynasty that founded Europe´s first postal service and now part of the Bavarian National Museum. To fall in love with this town, just stroll through the narrow streets and alleys of the old town and you can see what the city once was and still is today. In contrast with many other city centres, the residents have not been ousted by office-workers.
The historic city center has a healthy mixture of shops, offices, flats, hotels, restaurants and cafés. Listen to the delightful voices of the boy´s choir of Regensburger Domspatzen, taste the delicious sausages at the Historic Sausage Kitchen or take a boat trip on the Danube River. You will discover that history can be fun. Experience an ancient town which is young and modern at the same time. Twice a year, Regensburg invites to the May and Autumn Fair, and during the Advent season, numerous Christmas markets turn the city into a winter wonderland.
TIP:The Walhalla monument in Donaustauf - a hall of fame set in meadows -is just ten km from the UNESCO World Heritage City of Regensburg. The best time to visit is in the early evening!
The city lies at the junction of the major motorways A 3 (Frankurt - Vienna) and A 93 (Munich-Weiden) and it is also accessible by many convenient trains.
Nearest airports: Munich (about 55 miles) and Nuremberg (about 70 miles).