Regensburg, Germany



Regensburg is a city in Bavaria, Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. It is one of Germany's oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 A.D. Regensburg is has many landmarks, most dated to the Middle. Since July 2006 the old city of Regensburg has been a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The main attraction of Regensburg is its excellently preserved medieval city centre with the cathedral and the stone bridge being the highlights. As one of the few cities in Germany largely undamaged during the Second World War, Regensburg boasts the largest preserved medieval city centre in Germany. It is sometimes called "the northernmost city of Italy" due to the lively places and streets with lovely outdoor cafes during summer, as well as the large number of Italian-style medieval merchant houses and towers. The historic centre lies next to the river Danube (Donau), and crossing the medieval stone bridge into the town provides a perfect entrance to the city.

Things to See & Do

* The Dom - Regensburg Cathedral
* The Stone Bridge
* Remains of the Roman fortress' walls
* Kohlenmarkt and Town Hall
* St. Emmeram's Abbey

General Information

Cruise Season - March to Dec
Currency - Euro (€) (EUR)
Language - German
Land Area - 80.76 km2
Population - 150,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 49

Port Location - The river port at Regensburg is located on the Danube river.

Travel Links - Within 100 km there are two international airports, both linked by public transport systems or motorway connections: Munich and Nuremberg.

Regensburg Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is located in the city centre and connected to the German rail network by ICE-, EC-, and IC-trains.