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?
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
The 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.
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.
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.
An 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!
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.
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)
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
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.
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
Count the Arcs of 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.
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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About the Writer:
Jessica Ayun is a Freelance Writer who writes if 5-10 cups of coffee a day will be served. She used to work as a TV Researcher but her feet are always curious to step into new places so she decided to work in the communities of Visayas and Mindanao as a Documenter for almost two years, through a non-government organization (NGO). She tries to see the “real happiness” in every person she meets and every place she goes to. She will always choose mountains than beaches.