Regensburg is a city located in Germany, Bavaria at the confluence of the Danube and Regen River.
Regensburg tempts especially with a wonderful old town. All the priceless monuments located there are carefully restored. It’s hard to imagine that nearly a decade earlier city authorities planned to demolish them and build new blocks of flats in this place... Today such ideas sound like barbarism.
Old Town of Regensburg
The old town of Regensburg is not just a district with numerous monuments - it would be a significant simplification, because we are talking about the largest medieval old town in Germany. It’s a historical complex of 984 buildings, known as the Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof, and consists of over 1500 monuments. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wandering along the streets, tourists can completely lose the track of time, not knowing what to focus on. Whether on an antique pharmacy "Under the Eagle", on the Museum of the Cathedral Treasury, or on twelfth-century Cathedral of St. Peter, which is a symbol of the city - each monument of Regensburg's old town deserves a particular attention. Tourists are especially attracted by ancestral towers, built at the behest of wealthy patrician families. The higher the tower, the richer and more reputable family.
One of the most important monuments of Regensburg is a medieval bridge Steinerne Brüke. It was built of stone in the twelfth century, is over 300 meters long and weighs more than 100 thousand tons. For many years it served as a role model for the builders of bridges in the whole Europe. Today, from the bridge you can admire the beautiful view of the houses standing on the banks of the Danube River and the old part of the city.
If you come here from the side of the old town, you’ll pass a pub Historische Wurstkuche, a restaurant serving grilled sausages. According to legend, builders of the bridge themselves supposedly ate there.
Pubs and clubs of Regensburg
The city combines modernity with history in a very thoughtful way. Multitude of shops and boutiques fits perfectly in historic districts, without impairing the harmony with its gaudiness and kitsch. Shopping enthusiasts will have to think hard what shopping mall to choose, because there’re so many of them. They can be found in virtually every district - for example, in the center of Regensburg, on the street Untere Bachgasse there’s Händlmaier flagship store, where you can buy the famous home-made, sweet mustard.
Old buildings are the main attractions of Regensburg, but in addition to the beautiful traces of the past, the city has a lot more to offer. The place pulsates with life on every square and on every street. It’s impossible to count all the restaurants, cafes and pubs, which invite weary wanderers to their interiors. The same is with discos and clubs – amateurs of loud parties, who will be able to dance till the morning lights, will be very pleased with the stay in Regensburg.
Where to stay?
People wishing to get acquaint with monuments of Regensburg can stay on AZUR Camping Regensburg. It’s located approx. 2 km from the center, on the banks of the Danube River. Near, you can find "Westbad" SPA center with thermal pools, saunas and a range of other water attractions. Nightly accommodation on the campsite costs approx. 30.80 euro for two people (the price includes place for a car or motorhome, access to electricity and tax).
Regensburg enchants with its ancestral towers, catches the eye with characteristic red roofs and tempting charm of narrow streets. If someone wants to try a grilled sausage and a walk along the stone bridge, we invite you to the city with the largest old town in Germany.