Regensburg Travel Guide

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    Old City Hall
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Regensburg Things to Do

  • Sweet childhood memory - mushroom milk...

    The fly agaric mushroom is very popular in any kind of …. well, German culture, children books, fairy tales and decoration. And with its red hat and the white dots it looks lovely too. Maybe that is why it was chosen to be model for these kiosks that came into operation in the 1950ties. In the “economy miracle” times in Post-WWII Germany milk bars...

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  • 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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  • Other food & snack options

    I read that Regensburg has one of the highest densities of pubs, bars, restaurants in Germany. I didn’t count but simply enjoyed the variety of options to choose from.Other than the restaurants and cafes I have described already, I can highly recommend visiting one of the farmers’ markets in town. Like any other German farmers’ markets they are...

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  • Another Hofbräuhaus - and good dumplings...

    On Sunday I had booked a guided tour through “Immerwährender Reichstag” (Perpetual Diet of Regensburg) in the old town hall where the tourist office is also located. My tour was scheduled for 1:30 p.m., so Hofbräuhaus had a perfect location for me to see when my group would start to gather. The dishes on the menu looked promising, very Bavarian. It...

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  • Chocolate and cake... but for a price

    The location of this cafe is priceless: close by the tourist office with outside seating. According to the locals and the guidebooks it is the most popular and famous in town. On the outside is a sign claiming that it would be Germany’s oldest cafe. If this is true is not proven, however they were already in operation since 1686. But.You might...

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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

  • More shopping - various shops

    Overall I was very impressed by the many shops with quality goods and “this and that” in the old town of Regensburg. I planned to take more photos of some other shops but .. forgot due to my overall fascination to just walk around and wonder.So here some of the other shopping options:Spices and herbs:I was looking for my most favourite herb of all,...

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  • Beautiful paperware

    After walking through the southern part of the old town (near that famous castle which I didn’t visit) I wanted to go back to my holiday apartment through streets I didn’t know yet. And there it was ..... this jolly cheerful fabulous little shop called “Schau Hi” (local dialect for “look closely”). I was drawn by the products in one of the windows,...

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  • Beautiful souvenirs at the tourist...

    Looking for special gifts or souvenirs? Regensburg’s tourist office is an excellent place to go!!I only came to pick up information material and a map but then I was delighted to see the various beautiful and elaborate gifts and souvenirs they sell. They have key rings, bookmarks, umbrellas, tea light “rings” and a magnificent “pop up” card of...

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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!

    River Danube
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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!

    View to the old city
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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

  • Laundries

    In desperate need to wash your clothes? I saw two laundries which fulfil this need. Both were self-service ones, with washing machines and dryers for quite reasonable prices. The new one in “Kalmünzergasse” advertised with 2,50 Euro per machine load, the other in “Ostengasse” was slightly dearer with 3,50 Euro per load.Both are open from 6 a.m. to...

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  • 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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So very delicious ice cream
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The Altes Rathaus
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The Haidplatz
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Schottenkirche St Jacob
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The David and Goliath Mural
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Historische Wurstkuchl
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The Old Stone Bridge
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The Cathedral
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The Alte Kappele
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Love Lock Bridge - Eiserner Steg
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Valhalla - German: Walhalla
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Drinking Beer in a UNESCO Town
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The Wedding
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Porta Praetoria - Germany's Oldest Stone Building
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The Dom - St Peter's Cathedral
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Domschatz Museum - Cathedral Treasury Museum
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Altes Rathaus & Clock Tower - Old Town Hall
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Speciality Shops & Tight Roads
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Regensburg Old Town Signpost & Map
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Boating & Beaches - Regensburg
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Our Regensburg Guide
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Entry to City - The Stone Arched Steinerne Bridge
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From "Steinerne Brucke" Bridge. Danube &Regensburg
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Neupfarrplatz
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Neupfarrkirche - New Parish Church
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Germany's Oldest Sausage Kitchen
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Oscar Schindler's Home
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Our Entry to City - By Riverboat 'Amadante"
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Knocked Out after one Leg!
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Inviting Atmosphere
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Very old Café
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Christmass market
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Niedermünster
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