General: Regensburg - World Cultural Heritage on the Danube
Hardly any visitor can resist the charm of Regensburg, the fourth largest city in Bavaria after Munich, Nuremberg and Augsburg
One of the oldest cities in Germany
Once a flourishing European trading metropolis in the Middle Ages and political centre in the Holy Roman Empire, the capital of the Upper Palatinate district, located at the northernmost point of the Danube, has long been a popular tourist destination - for visitors from Germany and abroad.
Its 2,000 year history is reflected in the city's architecture and in the more than 1,500 monuments from various eras, and Regensburg's historic city centre is largely preserved. Since 2006, Regensburg's old town with Stadtamhof has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Furthermore, Regensburg has developed into a popular student city thanks to its three universities
Landmark of the world cultural heritage city
Discover Regensburg and its numerous historical places during a tour. Well preserved is the Porta Praetoria, a building dating back to Roman times, which was used as a sally port. It is also worth making a detour to the princely Thurn und Taxis Castle, located at the southern end of the old town, to the Old Town Hall with its imposing tower or to Goliath House, another landmark of the World Heritage city. Numerous parks invite you to take long walks, and the many cafés on the beautiful squares in the city centre invite you to take a break.
Facts & Figures: In Regensburg live about 136,000 inhabitants, distributed over an area of about 80 km². The following statistics show how popular the Bavarian city is with young people: around 30,000 students are enrolled at the universities. The Arnim-Wolf-Arena, Germany's largest baseball stadium, regularly serves as the venue for international meetings.
Regensburg sights: At the top of the list is without question a visit to Regensburg's old town, which expresses the splendour of the medieval city. In the heart of the old town stands one of Regensburg's famous landmarks: St. Peter's Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. In addition, there are many other sights worth seeing in Regensburg, for example the famous 336-metre-long stone bridge, which connects the Stadtamhof district with the old town. In the Middle Ages it was an important trade route, as it was used to cross the Danube
Souvenir: Luise Händlmaier's mustard, which is produced in Regensburg, has made it to world fame. The sweet mustard can be purchased - for personal consumption or as a souvenir - in the original "Händlmaier" shop in the Untere Bachgasse. Another local culinary speciality are the Princess Chocolates