Regensburg City Travel Guide

Tegernsee, one of Bavaria's many lakes Bavaria is famous for its many lakes

Bavarian city Regensburg is famous for the medieval architecture of its well-preserved historic city centre, complete with narrow streets and romantic squares. The city is situated in the very north of Bavaria.

However, Regensburg is not only focused on preserving its past. Its interest in modern culture and a significant local economy have contributed to labelling the city a 'Medieval Metropolis'. The atmosphere is decidedly Mediterranean, which causes some people to call it 'the most northern town in Italy'.

Major sights include Regensburg's cathedral ('Dom St. Peter') featuring an impressive museum of percious liturgical instruments and devices, Porta Praetoria, a Roman city gate, chapel St. Jakob, which is decorated in Rococo style.

The so called 'Steinerne Brücke' ('Bridge of Stone') leads over Danube river and offers a breathtaking view over the city. It was built during the 12th century, is 310 m long and an excellent example of medieval architecture and ingenuity.

Close to the Danube you can find the 'Donaupark', an extended leisure park and enjoy the artificial lake or Regensburg's botanical gardens.

Physician Johannes Kepler is one of Regensburg's most famous inhabitants. Protestant reformer Martin Luther, too, was also active in Regensburg.

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