Magnificent Europe River Cruise: REGENSBURG, GERMANY

Regensburg is a Bavarian city on the Danube River in Southeast Germany. It is known for its 11th to 13th century architecture, 12th century Stone Bridge, and the 13th century Regensburg Cathedral. According to our guide, it is the only medieval city not to have been damaged by WWII, so all the buildings are authentic and well-preserved.

City gate at end of Stone Bridge

City gate at end of Stone Bridge

Ancient town hall, complete with torture chamber according to guide

Ancient town hall, complete with torture chamber according to guide

After our guided tour, we walked to an authentic tavern where we had a plate of sausages, sauerkraut and bread prepared and served in a small room with communal tables, much as they would have been 800 years ago.

Dining communal style

Dining communal style

Medieval-style cooking

Medieval-style cooking

 

 

From there we walked back over the bridge and admired the river views as we walked back through the town to our bus.

 

Walking back over the Stone Bridge

Walking back over the Stone Bridge

View from the bridge

View from the bridge

view-from-bridge

This was our last stop in Germany. In the past week, we saw and learned a lot of the history of that beautiful country. Coming next: Austria

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5 thoughts on “Magnificent Europe River Cruise: REGENSBURG, GERMANY

  1. Regensburg is where very good friends of ours live, whom we met when they were spending a sabbatical in Berkeley. Clara hangs out with them for a week each summer, and the mom of the family is an archaeology PhD who gives tours. So just wanted to point out 2 more amazing things about this UNESCO World Heritage city:

    * The Romans already had a settlement here, and one of their encampment gates got integrated into the bishop’s palace see picture here: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castra_Regina

    * And it is pretty much the only non-Tuscan town with family clan towers competing for height and power: https://www.inregensburg.de/stadtinformation/sehenswuerdigkeiten/patrizierhaeuser-und-tuerme.html

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