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  • Meredith Peters

The Charming German City Of Regensburg

The gorgeous city of Regensburg, right on the Danube River, is one of the most picturesque destinations in all of Germany.

Part of this Bavarian city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and Regensburg has a rich and diverse culture and history. Just 2-3 hours from Munich if you catch a bus or train (there's no airport) and it feels like you have been transported back in time.

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There's plenty of fascinating sites to take in and walking is a great way to see the city. Stroll across 310 meter-long Stone Bridge that spans the river and leads to the beautiful medieval old town that features well-preserved buildings from the 11th to 15th century. The charming old town is full of shops, cafes and restaurants where you can get your fill of traditional German dishes like currywurst, Kartoffelkloesse and schnitzel or grab a light brunch of pastries and coffee.

Visit the Wahalla Memorial and learn all about the important historical figures in Germany's history, including scientists, artists and politicians. The neo-classical building sits atop a hill surrounded by green hills and is stunning from a distance and up close.

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St Peter's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Gothic church and also the seat of the Catholic Diocese of Regensburg. With intricate stained glass windows, it towers over all the buildings around it and is a gem in the old town that is hard to miss. The Old Town Hall, clock tower and museum are stunning and sure to make it onto your social media feeds.

The city is well set up for tourists and there are many interesting trips and tours, including museum and hiking guided and private tours.

Our pick for accommodation would be a boutique hotel in the old town. If you think the old town is quaint in the daytime, wait until you have the pleasure of walking around during the evening when you hear live music from many restaurants and the night lights make everything look even more dreamy. Hotel Orphée is in a Baroque building and rooms are tastefully decorated with antique furniture and romantic 4-poster beds. You can walk to the theater and enjoy an evening at the ballet, opera or see a concert and have a late dinner on your way back to the hotel.

More Interesting And Photogenic Places To See

  • St Emmeram's Palace and monastery

  • Donaustauf Castle

  • Scots Monastery

  • Thurn und Taxis Palace

  • Wurstkuchl Historic Sausage Kitchen

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In December, if you are ever in Regensburg, the Christmas markets are amazing, with a winter wonderland vibe scented by gingerbread cookies and mulled wine. There are also lots of interesting festivals and events all year round when the weather is warmer.

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The colorful historical buildings and architectural detail in so many ancient and modern buildings teamed with the warm local hospitality and lively atmosphere of the old town make Regensburg a great vacation destination. For more info on this most charming place on Germany's map, drop us a line today.


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