Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Regensburg

Schloss Thurn und Taxis

In the 15th century, Franz von Taxis (1459–1517) assured his place in history by setting up the first European postal system, which remained a monopoly until the 19th century. In recognition of his services, the fam…
Top Choice Church in Regensburg

Dom St Peter

It takes a few seconds for your eyes to adjust to the dim interior of Regensburg’s soaring landmark, the Dom St Peter, one of Bavaria’s grandest Gothic cathedrals with stunning kaleidoscopic stained-glass windows an…
Top Choice Museum in Regensburg

Golf Museum

Claiming to be Europe's best golf museum (not counting Scotland, home to the British Golf Museum), this fine repository of wooden clubs, ivory tees and yellowing score cards (including one belonging to King George V…
Church in Passau

Dom St Stephan

There's been a church on this spot since the late 5th century, but what you see today is much younger thanks to the fire of 1662, which ravaged much of the medieval town, including the cathedral. The rebuilding cont…
National Park in Bavarian Forest

Bavarian Forest National Park

A thickly wooded paradise for lovers of fresh air, the Bavarian Forest National Park extends for around 24,250 hectares along the Czech border, from Bayerisch Eisenstein in the north to Finsterau in the south. Its t…
Church in Ingolstadt

Asamkirche Maria de Victoria

The Altstadt’s crown jewel is the Asamkirche Maria de Victoria, a baroque masterpiece designed by brothers Cosmas Damian and Egid Quirin Asam between 1732 and 1736. The church’s mesmerising trompe l’oeil ceiling, pa…
Landmark in Passau

Dreiflusseck

The very nib of the Altstadt peninsula, the point where the rivers merge, is known as the Dreiflusseck. From the north the little Ilz sluices brackish water down from the peat-rich Bavarian Forest, meeting the cloud…
Factory in Ingolstadt

Audi Factory

Ingolstadt is home to the famous Audi factory which sprawls to the north of the city centre. The two-hour 'Production in a Nutshell' tours of the plant take you through the entire Audi production process, from the m…
Museum in Weiden

Internationales Keramik-Museum

Weiden's top attraction is the International Ceramics Museum, housed in a spare baroque monastery building right in the town centre. The permanent exhibition covers eight millenia of pottery, porcelain and faience i…
Cathedral in Freising

Dom St Maria und St Korbinian

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 church interior in whitewash, ochre and delicate rose is a head…