A sausage from Regensburg
For those who would first associate Regensburg in Spain or Portugal, the task may be facilitated by its second name - Regensburg. And it is immediately clear that this is about Germany, specifically about Bavaria.
Regensburg is especially tempting with its wonderful old town. It has been under observation protection for 70 years, and its priceless monuments are carefully restored. To think that a decade earlier it was planned to demolish them and build new blocks in this place ... Today it seems barbaric that anyone could think of it.
The old town of Regensburg
The old town of Regensburg is not just a district with many monuments - that would be a big simplification as we are talking about the largest medieval old town in Germany. It consists of a historic complex of 984 buildings, known as the Old Town with the Stadtamhof district , and the total number of historic buildings consists of over 1,500 buildings. The mentioned Old Town is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.
Tourists wandering its streets can completely lose track of time, not knowing what to focus on. Whether at the historic pharmacy "Pod Orłem", the Museum of the Cathedral Treasury, or the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Peter, which is a symbol of the city, or on another of hundreds of architectural treasures - every monument of Regensburg's Old Town deserves attention. The eyes of tourists are especially drawn to the family towers, built at the request of wealthy patrician families. The higher the tower, the richer and more recognized the family was.
One of the most important monuments of Regensburg is the medieval Steinerne Brüke bridge . It was built of stone in the 12th century, it is over 300 meters long and weighs over 100,000 tons. For many years he has been a role model for bridge builders all over Europe. Today you can admire a beautiful view of the houses on the Danube riverbank and the old part of the city.
If someone wanders here from the old town, you will pass the Historische Wurstkuche , a restaurant serving grilled sausages. According to the legend, it is said that the bridge builders themselves ate there.
Regensburg pubs and clubs
The city combines modernity with history in a very thoughtful way. The multitude of shops and boutiques blends in with the historic districts, without disturbing their harmony with flashiness and kitsch. Shopping enthusiasts will have to wonder which shopping center to choose, there are so many of them. They are located in virtually every district - for example, in the center of Regensburg, on Untere Bachgasse, there is the Händlmaier brand store , where you can buy the famous sweet homemade mustard.
Old buildings are among Regensburg's main attractions, but you shouldn't think that the city has nothing more to offer than the beautiful traces of its past. On the contrary, life is teeming with every square and in every, even the smallest, street. It is impossible to count all the restaurants, cafes and pubs that invite a weary traveler to their interior. The same applies to discos and clubs - amateurs of high-profile parties, where they can dance on the dance floor with the latest hits, will at least be satisfied with their stay in Regensburg.
Where to stay
Those wishing to learn more about Regensburg's sights can stay at AZUR Camping Regensburg . It is located approx. 2 km from the center, on the banks of the Danube. In its vicinity there is "Westbad", a SPA center with a thermal pool, saunas and a number of other water attractions. For a night stay at the campsite, 2 people will pay approx. € 30.80 (the price includes a place for a car or a camper, access to electricity and tax).
Regensburg captivates with its family towers, charms the eyes with characteristic red roofs and tempts with the charm of narrow streets. If you feel like having a grilled sausage and a walk on the mighty stone bridge, we invite you to the city with the largest old town in Germany.
A writer by profession, a passion of a cat. One day he will see what is behind the Urals - good to Vladivostok. So far, when he can, he enjoys the sun of the countries of southern Europe. And it's also fun;)