A Medieval Bavarian treat
The Regensburg skyline
It was then onwards to Regensburg, Bavaria’s fourth-largest city and a location that perhaps isn’t so high on a visitor’s radars.
Well, we’re going to find out.
A reference guide
I love nothing more than planning a trip and so often I use the DK Eyewitness books. I find them extremely informative, easy to follow and the pictures and maps tempt you into discovering more.
We used a previous version of this book to plan our Germany road trips, now you can grab the revised copy.
What to see in Regensburg?
Regensburg Cathedral from the River Danube
To get the magnificent backdrop of the Cathedral then head north over the old Stone Bridge, towards Stadtamhof.
The 12th-century bridge spans the river with 16 arches, however, due to years of damage and wear and tear it’s now closed to traffic.
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Old Stone Bridge over the river Danube
Once over the bridge don’t miss the opportunity to visit Stadtamhof, the colourful island in the middle of the Danube. This is a wonderful place to stroll around and has a real feel of mixing with the locals.
St Mang Church in Stadtamhof
Only in Germany
Within the cobbled lanes of the Old Town, there are so many historical buildings. Painted in pastel colours and immaculately maintained. Keep looking up as the detail in some of the architecture is incredible.
Take a stroll passing little boutiques, quaint curio sellers, you may even pick up a little souvenir.
The Pretty lanes of Regensburg
Wiedfangbrunnen – Water well
Sections of the Old Town Hall date from 12th century, also here is the Town Hall Tower and the Gothic Imperial Chamber building. Within the Imperial Chamber, the Perpetual Imperial Assembly met from 1663 to 1806.
Take me to church
There are some truly lovely churches in Regensburg, you must take a peek inside some of them as they are stunning. My Favourite was Saint Emmeram’s Abbey, also known as Schloss Thurn und Taxis.
It is absolutely breath-taking inside; the opulence has been taken to another level.
The principal church in Regensburg and proudly dominating the skyline is the attractive twin spire St Peter’s Cathedral. Regensburg Dom is the only Gothic Cathedral in Bavaria and is also home to the world’s largest hanging organ.
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A few more of Regensburg’s squares
Haidplatz looking east
To the Towers
There are so many delightful towers dotted around Regensburg, it gives the skyline such a unique view.
There were once three towers across the Old Stone Bridge, now only the south one remains. The south tower was built around 1300 and has undergone several restorations since, and is still extremely striking.
South Tower on Old Stone Bridge
Inside the Regensburger Weissbräuhaus
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