Medieval Metropolis. No wonder, people gave this nickname to the city of Regensburg. The city is a home to the huge BMW production plant, Siemens and Siemens VDO and other well known companies such as Toshiba, Krones and Maschinenfabrik. At the same time, Regensburg is big in trading and boasts its great University which used to have current Pope Benedict XVI as a professor until 1977. Despite Regensburg’ progressive spirit, you will still find many wonders of medieval architecture on the narrow streets of the marvelous city.
Thanks to the well-preserved historical heritage of Regensburg, the city is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit enchanting city and stay in the best hotel with comfort. Find the cheap hotel in Regensburg or the one offering luxuries at Booked.net
Some of the architectural heritage of Regensburg has over 2000 years of history. To learn more about it, set off for a walk in the center of the city.
Visit fascinating St. Peter’s Cathedral, one of the most important landmarks of Regensburg. Masterpiece of German Gothic architecture is the most interesting for its colorful stained glass windows from the 13th and 14th centuries. Get a stunning view over the city from the Stone Bridge across Danube River. Built in 1135-1146, the bridge connects Old Town with the small settlement of Stadtamhof. Don’t miss the oldest preserved stone bridge in Germany, a medieval work of art.
Other attractions include;
- Porta Praetoria is the largest preserved Roman building in Germany and the country’s most ancient building made of stone. Built around 179 AD, it is a reminder of the Roman settlement.
- Walhalla temple is one of the most beautiful monuments built by the Bavarian King Ludwig I between 1830 and 1842. Located on the Danube River, the temple houses the busts and plaques of the most honorable people for the 2000 years of history.
- The three-section building complex of town hall used to serve for the meetings of Permanent Imperial Diet from 1663 to 1806. You can discover for yourself the rooms where historical events have been taking place.
- Prince Thurn and Taxis Palace from 1812 used to serve as a permanent residence for the founders of the postal service in Europe. Now you can visit magnificent palace’s apartments of the Princes of Thurn and Taxis and dip into the life of European aristocratic family.
- Kepler’s Memorial House is the house, where world-famous astronomer Johannes Kepler died in 1630 during his short visit to Regensburg. In the museum get the insight into the life and work of the founder of modern science.
You should try the famous fried sausages in the Historic Sausage Tavern on the bank of the River Danube. The “Sausage Kitchen” has been serving its specialty since the construction of the Stone Bridge and the Cathedral. And another thing you can’t miss is the beer, Regensburg’s main drink. The city’s 3 functioning breweries produce a variety of beer styles. Try a perfect Regensburg beer in the beergardens near Danube or in the Thurn and Taxis brew pub "Fürstliches Brauhaus".
Medieval wonder and architectural pearl, Regensburg is definitely a must-see. Stay in the best hotels of Regensburg at the most affordable price. Booked.net will offer you a vast database of the cheapest and luxurious hotels with no fee at all.