St Peter’s Cathedral is indisputably the city’s spiritual centre. When you look up towards the spires of this imposing Gothic building, you will see kings on horseback, foolish virgins, and gargoyles with animal and human faces. Discover St Peter’s from your own personal perspective, too – you may be lucky enough to find Regensburg’s citizens celebrating their cathedral by enveloping it in a cloud of lights and music. For more information please visit: www.regensburg.de/tourismus/
After numerous additions and alterations, you can now admire the three-section building complex dating from the 13th century, which consists of the Town Hall tower, the Gothic Imperial Chamber building and the baroque Town Hall. From 1663 to 1806, the Perpetual Imperial Assembly met in the Imperial Chamber. It was there that the well-known expressions originated: “to put something on the long bench” (to postpone something) and “to sit at the green table” (to make important decisions).
Visit the imperial assembly hall and the torture chamber in the cellar, where people charged with an offense were “questioned”.
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This magnificent palace emerged from the buildings of the former Benedictine monastery of St. Emmeram. In connection with the abolition of the postal rights the royal house of Thurn and Taxis purchased the greatest part of the monastery buildings in 1810 and extended them to make them their permanent residence. The entire palace contains several magnificently furnished chambers. The cloisters in the oldest part of the monastery are of particular interest.
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The famous “Sausage Kitchen” is the oldest sausage kitchen in the world. As early as during the construction of the Stone Bridge and the Cathedral in the 12th century, the workers satisfied their hunger in the Sausage Kitchen. The speciality of the historic kitchen is the fine fried sausages served with rolls made with caraway seeds, home-made sauerkraut and mustard. A “must” for every visitor to Regensburg.
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A Wonder of the World: The Stone Bridge. The people of Regensburg were obviously brilliant bridge- builders way back in the 12th century. The “Bruckmandl” however, the little statue on the bridge, didn’t take up his breezy position there till the middle of the 16th century. At the far end of the bridge, you will fi nd a peaceful idyll in Stadtamhof’s maze of streets and alleys.
You will find the brewery in the heart of the historic Old City of Regensburg, in the narrow lane called Kreuzgasse near Arnulfsplatz. Kneitinger Beer has been brewed here for more than 150 years. It is a very small brewery, conscious of tradition, and even if it doesn't look like it from the outside, it does work with state of the art equipment.
Kneitinger is proud to be something of an institution in Regensburg — something you absolutely have to experience when you are in Regensburg. Therefore you can take part in a Brewery tour with beer testing (fresh and unfiltered), in the brewery cellar, and you'll gain a Beer Diploma!
Please visit: www.kneitinger.de
Regensburg is a beautiful city with a lot of history, so do make sure to participate in a guided tour through the old town. There are several options, e.g. you can discover the city on a boat trip, with audio guides, on a Segway, or guided tours with acting interludes.
visit the tourism homepage to find your preferred tour:
Just a few kilometers outside Regensburg, high above the hillsides of the Danube, there is the snow-white Walhalla, one of the most significant neoclassical monuments of the 19th century.
The Walhalla was commissioned by
King Ludwig I. to honour famous Germans. It is
a copy of the Parthenon in Athens. From the top,
you have an amazing view over a
beautiful landscape and you can see
the busts of important Germans who made
history. A trip to Walhalla is a must for every visitor of Regensburg!
You can go there by car in about 15 minutes or you can take a boat trip. For more information, please visit: www.regensburg.de/tourismus/
Neuschwanstein Castle, which King Ludwig II built on a rugged hill, against a backdrop of picturesque mountain scenery, was prompted by the idea of rebuilding an existing ruin "in the authentic style of the old German knights' castles", as he wrote in a letter to Richard Wagner.
The castle was built by Eduard Riedel and Georg Dollmann, from idealized sketches by the scenic painter Christian Jank. While the building itself imitates the 13th-century Romanesque style, the paintings inside predominantly depict scenes from Wagner's operas such as "Tannhäuser" and "Lohengrin". The Singers' Hall is modelled on the banqueting hall of the Wartburg near Eisenach; the decoration includes wall paintings illustrating the Parzival saga.
The church-like Throne Hall was
modelled on Byzantine domed
architecture and the
Allerheiligenhofkirche (Court Church of
All-Saints) in the Munich Residence and
symbolizes Ludwig II's notion of a
monarchy by God's grace.
Neuschwanstein is not a copy of a
medieval castle, but a typical Historicist
For more information, please visit: www.neuschwanstein.de
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Approximately 30 km from Regensburg you can visit the Liberation Hall on Michelsberg Hill near Kelheim. King Ludwig I. contracted the Liberation hall in memory of the Wars of Liberation fought by the German states against Napoleon. Not far from the Liberation Hall, there is the scenically enchanting Danube Gorge to the Benedictine Abbey of Weltenburg. The Asam brothers created a treasure of Bavarian baroque art in the monastery church here. We recommend lunch at Klosterschenke Weltenburg and the monastery visitor centre. You can get there by car in about half an hour, or take part in an organized trip. For more information, please visit: www.regensburg.de/tourismus/
Munich is the provincial capital of Bavaria and one of the most famous cities in Germany and Europe. It is a beautiful city with many churches, museums, castles & places, parks and other you should see. Nowhere else you can discover the Bavarian culture better than in Munich.
If you have never been there, you should plan a trip to Munich during your stay. From Regensburg, you can get there by car or train in about 1,5 hours, but the trip can also be combined very well with your arrival or departure, if you travel from Munich Airport. For more information about Munich please visit: www.muenchen.de
At the end of the 1970s, the rising volume of production required an expansion of the production facilities. Today, the BMW Regensburg Plant looks back on 20 years of success and is one of the most modern and sustainable factories around the world. More than 1,100 vehicles series of 1, 2, 3 and 4 BMWs are produced everyday in Regensburg. The BMW Regensburg Plant is open to visitors. Up to 25,000 guests from all over the world experience the fascination of automobile production every year. BMWs production experts are looking forward to your visit. www.bmw-besuchen.com