Regensburg Travel Guide

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Regensburg Things to Do

  • Neupfarr Platz

    Neupfarr Platz is a beautiful square. It is home to the Neupfarr Kirche. The church here was built in 1540 and occupies the site of a former synagogue. In the Middle Ages this area was Regensburg's Jewish Ghetto.

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  • Holy Trinity Church

    We visited Holy Trinity Church simply because we were walking passed it on our way to St Jakob’s Church. The church had a yard filled with ornate and beautiful tombstones. We also went up the tower of the church. Price 2Euros for views over Regensburg.

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  • The Altes Rathaus

    Regensburg’s Old Town Hall was home to the German parliament for almost 150 years. It is quite an attractive building.

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  • Drinking Beer in a UNESCO Town

    Regensburg is a beautiful city and well worth a visit if you are in Germany. One of the neat things about the city was we never heard an American voice except for the friends we met up with on our visit. If you have some extra time you can walk to the Bischofshof Brewery for a nice lunch or dinner (or a mid-day snack). Located outside the old part...

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  • Knocked Out after one Leg!

    The midieval town pf Regensburg is full of nice restaurants to visit particularly the 650 year old Heuport, a huge restaurant and always busy for lunch and dinner. It has a very simple interior, traditional furniture, quite cozy, friendly service staff and affordable. Known for its best schweinshaxe w/ knoedels, a specialty of the house. Their wine...

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  • Inviting Atmosphere

    It appears to be a home away from home for middle aged and older men. Good food and a lively atmosphere.

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Regensburg Nightlife

  • Theater Regensburg

    The theater in Regensburg does all branches: opera, play, ballet, musical and operette. Their main house is located in Bismarckplatz in the West of the old town. Besides, they use a couple of other stages (Velodrom, Theater am Haidplatz, Turmtheater). The main theater in Bismarckplatz is a 19th century theater hall with three balconies, a huge red...

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  • For Sports Fans

    Catch 1. Bundesliga action here on the big screen. This place is packed on Saturdays during football season.Since this bar has the Premiere sports packages, fans of American sports can catch NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL action (although you might have to tell the bartender to turn it on). They kept the bar open late (until 5.00) a couple of years ago for...

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  • 1 Euro Tequillas

    Downstairs dance club. I can only speak for Wedsnesdays when they play a lot of bad pop/dance music from the disco era and beyond. However, shots of Tequilla are only 1 euro (only on Wed.), there is no cover before 23.00, they're open to 3.00, and the place is usually full by 1.00. You can get drunk easily and have a lot of fun. If you are not...

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Regensburg Transportation

  • Bus to Prague

    Just found out, that there is a new bus from Regensburg to Prague and back. The bus leaves in front of the train station in Regensburg. The price is much cheaper then going there by train. Tickets have to be booked in advance. Information and booking in English on their website. I never took the bus to Prague so let me know about your experiences.

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  • Direct trains

    Regensburg has direct trains to Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremburg and Passau and many regio trains for local journies. Ideal for trip into Czech Rep.

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  • Bayern - Bohmen ticket

    The Bayern-Bohmen ticket can be used on regio trains and buses in this part of Bavaria Germany and over the border in Czech republic. It can be used after 9am till 3am next day Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Not to used on ICE trains. It costs 26 euro for single traveller, even better value for up to 5 persons on one ticket { i...

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Regensburg Shopping

  • DEZ

    Largest mall between Munich and Nuremberg. You can buy everything at the DEZ! Next to shops there are several restaurants. The perfect place to spend a rainy day.

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  • Regensburg: helpful store clerks

    Someone suggested that souvenir prices would be more reasonable in Regensburg and Passau than in more northern cities, for example, along the Rhine. What we found were agreeable, helpful clerks even though we were not big spenders. On Wahlenstrasse, Regensburg, about one block south of Kohlenmarkt, on the northeast corner of an intersection, we...

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Regensburg Local Customs

  • Bratwurstkipferl

    My favourite snack… A Bratwurstkipferl, as offered by Historische Wurstküche, consists of a roll made from rye dough, filled with two of their famous little grilled sausages, their special sweet mustard, and a bit of sauerkraut. The combination may sound weird but it is really really tasty. I more or less lived on them during my...

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  • Christmas Markets: Lucreziamarkt

    My favourite among Regensburg’s four Christmas markets! Lucreziamarkt is an artisans’ market, and the products on offer have a high level of quality. Prices are what these items are worth, so mentally prepare to pay more, respective be selective and pick just one piece. The stalls are really pretty to look at. Merchants take turns, the assortment...

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  • Knackwurstsemmel mit allem

    Regensburg’s speciality “with everything” seems to be a must on the Christmas market and similar festivals. It is a white roll (Semmel) filled with a grilled short sausage of the Wiener type but thicker (Knackwurst), cut in halves, plus slices of pickled cucumber, mustard and horseradish. This sounds weird and tastes weird. Fans of horseradish will...

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Regensburg Warnings and Dangers

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    by richiecdisc Updated Sep 11, 2005

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    Kloster Weltenburg’s Asam Bock is a most dangerous brew. Nearly black with reddish hints, this strong brew clocks in at 6.5% alcohol with a dry malty flavor that is all too drinkable especially when munching on some of the monk’s tasty homemade cheese. Combine this with a visit to the Asam brother’s dizzying chapel and you just might miss the boat back home.

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Regensburg Tourist Traps

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    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 18, 2003

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    DO NOT visit Regensburg when there is a fun fair in the old town centre! It is very crowded and you can hardly take pictures without many people on them!

    Better take a day in early spring or late autumn ... March or April and October or November will be a good choice in my opinion.

    Picture on your left shows the river Danube.

    Fun Alternatives: Come here any time, but check the event calender before!

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Regensburg What to Pack

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    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 18, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a jacket! It can be windy on the river Danube! Also it will be never wrong to bring good shoes when walking through the old town centre.

    Photo Equipment: Bring a camera and pack in some rolls of film! There is a lot to photograph in Regensburg! I would have made more photographs if there weren?t so much people there ....

    Miscellaneous: As always: Bring enough time with you!

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Regensburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Birdwatching by the River

    The river banks along Stadtamhof and the islands are popular among winged inhabitants, too. This area is park-like with lots of trees, the perfect home for many birds who do not mind the vicinity of humans.I witnessed a verbal fight between two jaybirds there. I can't tell whether it was a marital quarrel among Mr. and Mrs. or a disagreement...

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  • The Poor Poet's Lane

    This tiny street with the cute name Poetengäßchen (Poets' Lane) is located between Gesandtenstraße and Predigerkirche - it is so small that it is not even marked in town maps. The name is really the nicest aspect about it. The houses are in bad shape, and all in all this place looks as if it is the home address of the Poor Poet in Carl Spitzweg#s...

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  • Stadtamhof, the Suburb beyond the River

    Stadtamhof, the suburb on the opposite bank of the Danube at the far end of Steinerne Brücke, was not part of the imperial city of Rgensburg – it was part of Bavaria. Crossing the river on the bridge meant crossing a state border. Stadtamhof was a town in itself, with parish church and market street and everything. Only in 1924 it became part of...

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Regensburg Sports & Outdoors

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    by dentremo Updated Dec 9, 2005

    Along the Danube, there is a bike path (Donauradweg) heading in both directions out of town. The direction of the path is a little complex as it passes the heart of the city (It actually switches from the southern to northern side), but is easy to follow outside of town. It is great for biking or running. If you are ambitious, you can ride 15k to the east to the Wallhalla monument and Donaustauf castle ruins.

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Regensburg Favorites

  • Medieval Tower Houses

    Apart from the bridge and the cathedral, the most striking feature of Regensburg’s old town is the large number of medieval tower houses that once belonged to rich and powerful patrician families. This is what many European cities looked like in those times. The towers appear in the panorama from the bridge and river bank, and you will discover one...

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  • Traces of Medieval Architecture

    Many houses in the old town of Regensburg have been refurbished, extended, repaired countless times during their long history. Traces of such changes show on many facades: the arch of a former portal, the stone frame of a Romanesque or gothic window that has later been closed with bricks, reliefs with crests or inscriptions, etcetera. In case you...

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  • Regensburger Domspatzen

    A world class and world famous boys choir is connected with the cathedral of Regensburg. Their history dates back to the foundation of a school by the cathedral in the 10th century. They have their own school, a primary school and a high school with boarding school where the boys receive both their school education and a musical training. They have...

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