Regensburg & the Danube

The simple but pretty Bavarian home where Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) was born in 1927 and lived for the first two years of his life before his family moved to Tittmoning now houses an exhibition dedicated to the ex-pope. Things kick off with a film (in English) tracing the pontiff’s early life, career and the symbols he selected for his papacy. You then head into the house proper, where exhibits expand on these themes.

The modest room where Ratzinger came into the world is on the upper floor.

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1. Heimatmuseum

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The Heimatmuseum is in possession of a golden chalice and a skullcap that was used by Pope Benedict XVI in his private chapel in Rome. It is only open to…

2. Pfarrkirche St Oswald

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Pope Benedict XVI's baptismal font can be viewed at the Pfarrkirche St Oswald, which is open for viewing except during church services.