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REGENSBURG
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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

TRAVEL GUIDE REGENSBURG – MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME

Regensburg, the lovely city in Bavaria – With its combination of Italien atmosphere and Bavarian way of life it is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The Old Town of Regensburg is included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage and is an outstanding example of an intact medieval city of the size it had in the early 14th century.

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Highlights of the City

THE TOWN HALL: A TOUR THROUGH LIVING HISTORY

In the Rathaus (city hall), European history was made: the precursors of the German and European parliaments met here! For centuries, assemblies of the Holy Roman Empire and later delegations of the Perpetual Diet of Regensburg met here as well.
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ST. PETER’S CATHEDRAL

With its two towers that can be seen from afar, the cathedral (Dom) is a landmark of the city that contains an impressive number of works of art, including colourful windows that are among the oldest examples of stained glass in Europe. It is home to the Regensburger Domspatzen boys’ choir and also the only Gothic cathedral in Bavaria.
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ON THE STONE BRIDGE

A second emblem of the city is the Steinerne Brücke, the bridge that was built by the merchants in 1135 to promote economic growth. In only eleven years, a technical and artistic masterpiece was constructed. It spanned the Danube with 16 barrel arches (today 15) and a length of 336 metres, serving as a model for many other stone bridges.
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SAINTS AND PRINCES IN ST EMMERAM

A visit to the former Benedictine monastery is a trip back in time to various historical periods, a chance to see the apartments of a princely family, to learn about “Scots” in Regensburg and to look out over the roofs of the city.
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THE BISMARKPLATZ: WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE MEET & TALK

Bismarckplatz with its fountain is a popular rendezvous. On warm summer nights the locals meet their friends, bask in the last rays of sunshine and make their plans for the evening. Get inspired!

ITALIAN FEELING ON THE BRÜCKENBAZAR

If you continue across the Stone Bridge, the little square Am Brückenbasar in Stadtamhof is reminiscent of an Italian piazza. In the two L-shaped buildings flanking it, cafés and restaurants with their outdoor seating are inviting places to linger.
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THE VISITOR CENTER IN THE SALZSTADEL

The large warehouse building with its tall, fi ve-storey pitched roof dating from the early 17th century impressively emphasises Regensburg’s former importance as a trading city. Today the Salzstadel is a visitor centre: since the Old Town and Stadtamhof with their more than 1,000 protected buildings became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2006, an exhibition here has illuminated the 2,000-year history of Regensburg.
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ON THE DANUBE TO THE WALHALLA

One of the loveliest excursions in this region is a boat trip through the romantic Danube valley to the Hall of Fame that rises above the river, 10 kilometres outside Regensburg. Enjoy a relaxing boot trip, climb up to a kind of Greek temple and have an outstanding view.
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Picture Credits: All photos by BKB Verlag except Regensburg, Steinerne Brücke:  fotolia.com/Urheber: refresh(PIX)/Foto ID #90425152