- Flight time from London: 1 hour 50 min
- Munich Airport: 115km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 30 min
- Nearest railway station: Regensburg Hauptbahnhof
- Currency: Euro
More than 2000 years of history are reflected in the square and historic buildings of Regensburg. Its Stone Bridge dates all the way back to the 12th century. the impressive arched gateway, Porta Praetoria is just north of the greatest Gothic cathedral in Bavaria, St Peter's Cathedral, and highlights just how advanced Roman architecture was. it was built in AD 179 by Emperor Marcus Aurelius and you can see more remains of the Roman wall alongside Unter den Shwinbbogen.
Visit the Kepler Museum, named after the famous astrologer Johannes Kepler - one of the founders of modern astrology along with Gallileo.
Regensburg's City Park is the oldest and longest park in the city. Known as "Unter den Linden" it is lined by many lime trees, planted after the park was transformed.
Featured on many postcards, this bridge was built in the 12th century. It takes you across the Danube to the neighbourhood of Stadtamhof, where the origins of Regensburg can be found.
Wealthy merchants lived in tower houses like this during the 13th century in order to show their status. You can admire the nine storeys from the inner courtyard.
Seen from all over the city, the cathedral is considered one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in Bavaria.
Europe’s largest inhabited palace is still the home of the royal house of Thurn And Taxis. Visitors can tour through the lavish rooms, the carriage museum and the treasure chamber.
This was once a gateway to the Roman city and is Germany’s oldest stone building. It can be found amongst the maze of streets in the Old Town.
Dating all the way back to 1135, this tiny little restaurant claims to be the world's oldest sausage kitchen, and so serves traditional German sausages with sauerkraut and sweet grainy mustard.
A traditional inn serving classic Bavarian cuisine in a stylish and tranquil setting, is one of the oldest restaurants in the city.
Don't be fooled by the old-fashioned and quirky interior, Dampfnudel Uli serves the best Dampfnudel with custard in Regensburg.
The city centre of Regensburg offers a huge variety of shops selling everything from fashion, souvenirs, jewellery gifts and food. The shopping districts are also great places to soak up the atmosphere of the city, by just wandering around or sitting with a coffee and watching the world go by.
Located in the east of Regensburg is the Donau Shopping centre which holds over 130 shops, cafes and restaurants.
Situated right near the main station in the Friedenstrasse, the Regensburg Arcaden is a much newer shopping districtand features 95 shops over two levels, including international and local brands, cafes and restaurants.
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