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7 Awesome Things To Do in Regensburg, Germany @GermanyTourism #Regensburg

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor June 29th, 2022 Posted in Destination, Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 103 Comments

Over 2,000-year old city in Germany and listed its medieval center as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg brings you the life from stone age up to the modern time. How about Things to Do in Regensburg, Germany?

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Summer in Regensburg, capturing St. Peter Cathedral and a ferry, cruising in Danube River.

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Danube River streams through ten countries’ borders, including Germany. Ascending in Germany’s Black Forest, Danube River gives its northern most part to Regensburg.


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Nine years ago, Regensburg formally got its UNESCO acknowledgment as the most preserved medieval city through the ‘Old Town with Stadtamhof’. The heritage ensemble covers more than half of the 1,500 recognized buildings in Regensburg. Luckily, the planned demolition of the historical structures in Regensburg and transformation into modern ones in 1960 was not carried out.

Instead, the people have been renovating and maintaining the old infrastructures’ design since 1970. Regensburg gives you not only a medieval stance but as well as innumerable selections of awesome experiences when you visit the city. As one of the most popular towns for visitors in Bavaria, Germany, it would be challenging to filter the best things to do in the city. Nonetheless, I am providing a personal pick of seven awesome things to do in Regensburg.

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Meet Regensburg’s Origin, Porta Praetoria

7 Awesome Things To Do in Regensburg 2The Arched Gate or Porta Praetoria, built in 179 AD. Photo by: : Dwi Anoranganirum (Arum) 

Standing as the only remaining Roman military’s gate in Northern Europe, Porta Praetoria is part of the Castra Regina Fortress. Emperor Marcus Aurelius crafted Porta Praetoria and served as one of the two colossal gates, bordering the four walls of the Roman troop. Edging as the northern gate of the city until 17th century, fronting the Danube River, Porta Praetoria was found only in 1885. This was the time when Bischofshod brewery was under revamp. After two years, restoration came and has impressed everybody’s stare to be the Birth of Regensburg.

So if you want to feel that real Roman times, better find a great photo spot on this well-restored Roman heritage. And to kick-off that Regensburg tour, knowing first its foundation might be the best idea.

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Another part of the most-preserved Roman Wall.

Location: Unter den Schwibbögen 2, 93047

Learn how the Old Stone Bridge was used before

Just about 300 meters from the Roman Wall, the World Heritage Visitor Center is within your reach. The origin of the city has been introduced; why not expand it into whole historical information? Okay, it might consume so much from your time but there’s one point I definitely recommend you should not missed. An interesting part of the center called my intention and maybe yours as well. It’s an audio-black and white-video presentation of how the Old Stone Bridge was utilised in the ancient time.

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A snapshot from the presentation in museum, explaining the valuable function of the Old Stone Bridge in the history.

It describes the Bridge as a normal crossway of people before where various transactions were steered. Basically, merchants used the bridge to reach customers and offer their products.

Location: Weisse-Lamm-Gasse 1, 93407

It is recorded that the Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge) is formed in 11 years and has been considered as of the most significant bridges in the Middle Era. The Bridge links the Regensburg Old Town and Stadtamhof and made the list in UNESCO.

7 Awesome Things To Do in Regensburg 5An on-going rehabilitation of the Old Stone Age. Photo by: Cjane Ginez 

Situated above the infamous Danube River, the Old Stone Bridge has been developed from a simple linker of ventures into an icon of a medieval town.

Listen a Thousand-Year-Old Voice in St. Peter’s Cathedral

No, you will not hear a recorded voice thousand years ago. Let me introduce to the Regensburger Domspatzen or the Cathedral Sparrows, whose existence started in 975 AD. As in NINE-HUNDRED-SEVENTY-FIVE!

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Photo by: Regensburg Tourismus

It was the Bishop of Regensburg, St. Wolfang who initiated a catholic school thousand years ago, focusing on the conduct of musical workshop where students should sing during the services in the Cathedral. However, the current popularity of the singing group started only in the middle of the 19th century through its Musical Chief Joseph Schrems Iaid. Several leaders of the Catholic Church had expressed their amusement for the Domspatzen, whose music focuses on European theme and touches the world’s harmony.

Every Sunday and special occasions such as Christmas and Easter, the all-boy chorale is bringing a traditional music to all the visitors of St. Peter’s Church.

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The landmark of Regensburg, St. Peter’s Cathedral.

Also known as the Dome St. Peter, the whole Church was only completed by 19th century, given the set off in 1260. The Catholic’s biggest scope in the city is categorized as the only French Gothic in Bavaria Region.

Location: Domplatz 1, 93047

Kayaking at 360-degree at Danuber River (or Just Watch the Kayakers)

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A fine afternoon for trying to turn the boats upside down.

Aside from being the connector of ten countries in Europe, Danuber River plays an enjoyable role in Regensburg. Boats and Paddles are the weapon for those who are looking for an entertaining time in Danube River. Mostly gathered for past-time only, the group of kayakers has now step further for a formal course to turn your boats in full circular, aside from cruising the River. If you want to join, just approach any of them and they will surely accommodate your interest.

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Location: Danubre River

Rest in a House of Arts or in a Beer Garden

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View from the Café of Künslerhaus Andreas-Stadel.

While enjoying a cup of your favorite coffee with a slice of cake, a group of old people are also taking a rest under the shades of tress in Regensburg during summer.  So this is a perfect observatory-activity after some kilometers of walk in spotting some sights in the city.

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Built in 1634 by the Bavarian Dukes, Künstlerhaus Andreas-Stadel was used as salt storage until the beginning of 19th century. The Künstlerhaus Andreas-Stadel is now open for public as a café, cinema and art shop.

Location: Andreasstraße 28, Stadtamhof

If you are not in the mood to have some coffee time and looking for a Regensburg’s taste, go to Alte linde and try local dishes with a beer. Alte linde is a favorite place to go as it is centrally located in Regensburg and with a view of the Old Stone Age, serving signature dishes such as the Mustard cheese and the Obatzter (cheesespread).

Location: Müllerstraße 1, 93059

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One of the most common dishes to go with a Beer, the Obatzter.

Count the Arcs of Scots Monastery

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An inviting entry of the Scots Monastery.

Formerly known as the Benedictine of St. James, the Scots Monastery was said to be owned initially by Irish. It was in the 11th century when Hiberno-Scottish missionaries established the said Monastery. For nearly ten centuries of manifestation, the Monastery has an impressive outer and inner architecture. Some displays are sheltered publicly in a glass, highlighting the entryway of the Scottish Abbey. The inside beauty of the religious foundation keeps the solemn yet vibrant tone of faith from ceiling to flooring.

Location: Jakobstraße 3, 93407

View the whole City at the tower of Trinity Church

The four years of construction made the Holy Trinity Church as one of Bavaria’s first Evangelical Churches, with the original seats are still being used now.

Rich by various arts made by noble people from the past, one should not miss to climb the tower and witness how you wander the city in a day.

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Red and Green for Regensburg’s overview.

With a 2-euro fee, you can meet the bell on the highest part of the blessed building and full your eyes with a lush memory of Regensburg.

Location: Gutenbergpltaz 1A, 93047

Regensburg’s through the ages depicts a long and wide records, which the present generation adores. 2,000-year old journal might be seen normal to other towns in central Europe but Regensburg can easily give a satisfying experience with just seven awesome things.

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103 thoughts on “7 Awesome Things To Do in Regensburg, Germany @GermanyTourism #Regensburg

  1. I love anywhere that oozes history and culture so this looks right up my street!

    1. Culture and History definitely deserve the spots on 7 Awesome Things To Do in Regensburg, Germany. Have you been here, Sarah?

  2. I would love to see those Kayakers – The Danube always reminds me of playing the Blue Danube in piano lessons as a child. I’ve never been to Germany and didn’t realise it was quite so picturesque

    1. I actually found it weird to include as one of the 7 Awesome Things To Do in Regensburg, Germany. But yeah, would be great to see them, especially if a place reminds you wonderful experiences.

    1. Thank you, Leanne! 7 Awesome Things To Do in Regensburg, Germany are just some of the bulk stuff you can try.

  3. I have never heard of this area before but the photo’s really make me want to visit! It looks a fascinating place

  4. I am yet to travel to Germany but I would love to visit. Theres not too many places in the world that I wouldn’t want to go to! xxx

  5. I’ve never heard of Regensburg before reading this post and it sounds like a dream place to visit, the Cathedral looks magnificient x

  6. I’ve never heard of Regensburg before reading this article! It’s amazing how many quiant places across Europe exist waiting to be explored

    1. Yes, Northern Crumble. You will be more amazed as you try yourself these 7 Awesome Things To Do in Regensburg, Germany.

  7. There are so many amazing looking places in Germany but I’ve barely even touched upon the country x

    1. It’s fine, Rhian! You still have chance to see and try these 7 Awesome Things To Do in Regensburg, Germany.

  8. Oh I would have to learn some history while visiting. Checking out the World Heritage center would be great.

  9. My parents are off on a river cruise at the weekend, not sure if they go to this part of Germany but will show them this in case they do, there is so much to do

  10. Wow what some amazing sounding things to do – those buildings look absolutely amazing – I bet the history is amazing. x

  11. I’ve never even heard of Regensburg but it looks so beautiful! Gotta love a European city break.

  12. It just looks absolutely fabulous here. Such a beautiful place in Germany and your tips are great 🙂

  13. I would definitely go kayaking! I try to do that as much as possible when we are abroad.

  14. I’ve never even been to Germany yet so this was a great post for me to read. I really want to visit someday.

    1. Go for it, Jemma! Excited to hear your thoughts when you can try these 7 Awesome Things To Do in Regensburg, Germany.

  15. In October we are on our way to Europe. Regensburg will be our last stop for 10days’! From your 7days in Regensburg we look forward to an excellant time spending there!

  16. Everytime I read one of your posts, visiting Germany is moving higher and higher on my list, Regensburg looks just beautiful x

  17. The Stone Bridge looks so pretty. When I look at your pictures I’m remembering my last trip to Germany, it’s such a beautiful country. Love you post.

    1. Cool! When did you come in Germany, Anca? Stone Bridge might be more lovely if I could see it not in its renovation phase. Hehe

  18. I have never been to Germany before but I am a sucker for unknown villages and towns I think it is better exploring somewhere off the tourist track.

  19. Thanks for sharing this. I have never heard of this town. It looks great. I would enjoy exploring it and your suggestions are great. I have pinned it for future reference.

  20. I loved visiting Regensburg when I lived in Germany! Never Kayaked in the Danube, but visited Saint Peters and Trinity Church! Thanks for bringing back all
    The great memories!

  21. Wow, Regensburg looks amazing, I can’t believe i have never heard of it….did you watch the Kayakers for a while? did you try it?

    1. I just watched from the Bridge, Mike. Hehe. Then ask a bit after they made their play. Quite interesting as it’s like a group of kayakers only but they are actually making healthy competitions. I had kayaking in another city. 😉

  22. Grrr! Now Regensburg is on my to-go list. And it is getting longer every day! Thank you for the wonderful information and photos!

  23. Very informative piece on Regensburg.. I’ve seen the Danube River but from Hungary, I wasn’t aware it was that long! Thankfully they didn’t demolish the city – 60s architecture was pretty bad, in my opinion! I’ll take you up on that kayaking!

    1. Thanks, Gemma! Regensburg is quite a popular tourist destination in Bavaria, Germany and good thing that people have been maintaining the city pretty good.

  24. These are really awesome things! I love old infrastructure designs, it somewhat bring the people to the old days. It’s also good that they have managed to renovate yet maintained the look of the infrastructures in Regensburg. A very beautiful place, indeed.

    1. That’s right, Dianne. We can also do that in the Philippines. Maybe a replica is fine; like the newly-opened Venice Canal Mall. It looks not bad. Hehe.

  25. That St. Peter’s Cathedral looks majestic! I like places with memorable Historical background and I admire Germany for preserving most of their old landmarks.

    I think, Germany will draw more tourist with your post! Impressive!

    1. I agree, Otakore. Most towns in Central Europe showcase 2,000-year old structures. Thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂

  26. I never knew Germany was beautiful too. Thanks for the suggestions, I’m definitely keeping this bookmarked. 🙂

  27. I’m always fascinated to find out what different things people see in the same places. Thanks for writing about your time in Regensburg!

  28. Regensburg is on our to-do list. My husband and I both thought the first photo was of the Cologne cathedral :-). It will be interesting to compare the two!

    1. Really? That is really interesting. I’ve never been to Cologne and would definitely love to see it personally. Thanks for that, Michelle! 🙂

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