Diözesan Museum

Regensburg & the Danube

At the western end of the Domberg you'll find Germany's largest ecclesiastical museum. The building contains a Fort Knox–worthy collection of bejewelled gold vessels, reliquaries and ceremonial regalia, as well as some exquisite nativity scenes. Pride of place goes to the Lukasbild, a 12th-century Byzantine icon set in its own diminutive silver altar. Rubens and other masters await upstairs.

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Nearby Regensburg & the Danube attractions

1. Dom St Maria und St Korbinian

0.12 MILES

Looming over the old town is the Domberg, a hub of religious power with the twin-towered Dom St Maria und St Korbinian as its focal point. The restored…

2. Schloss Lustheim

12.95 MILES

While construction of Prince-Elector Max Emanuel's Neues Schloss Schleissheim was going on, the elector and his retinue resided in the fanciful hunting…

3. Neues Schloss Schleissheim

13.34 MILES

The crown jewel of Schleissheim's palatial trio is the Neues Schloss Schleissheim. This pompous pile was dreamed up by Prince-Elector Max Emanuel in 1701…

4. Altes Schloss Schleissheim

13.42 MILES

The Altes Schloss Schleissheim is a mere shadow of its Renaissance self, having been altered and refashioned in the intervening centuries. It houses…

5. Allianz Arena

13.6 MILES

Sporting and architecture fans alike should take a side trip to the northern suburb of Fröttmaning to see the ultraslick €340-million Allianz Arena,…

6. Flugwerft Schleissheim

13.62 MILES

The Flugwerft Schleissheim, the aviation branch of the Deutsches Museum, makes for a nice change of pace and aesthetics from Schleissheim's regal palaces…

7. KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau

15.54 MILES

Officially called the KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau, this was the Nazis’ first concentration camp, built by Heinrich Himmler in March 1933 to house political…

8. BMW Museum

17.57 MILES

This silver, bowl-shaped museum comprises seven themed 'houses' that examine the development of BMW's product line and include sections on motorcycles and…