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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…
Top Choice Bavarian in Passau

Heilig-Geist-Stifts-Schenke

Not only does this historical inn have a succession of walnut-panelled ceramic-stove-heated rooms, a candlelit cellar (from 6pm) and a vine-draped garden, but the food is equally inspired. Amid the river fish, steak…
Top Choice French in Regensburg

Café Orphée

Claiming to be the Frenchiest bistro east of the Rhine – it really is like being teleported to 1920s Paris – this visually pleasing, always bustling eatery is bedecked in faded red velvet, dark wood and art nouveau …
Top Choice International in Regensburg

Storstad

If you are looking for something a bit more creative on your plate than hunks of pork and dumplings, book a table at this 21st-century gourmet restaurant. The menus feature rare ingredients for Bavaria such as lamb,…
Top Choice Bavarian in Regensburg

Dicker Mann

The 'Chubby Chappy', a stylish, tranquil and very traditional inn, is one of the oldest restaurants in town, allegedly dating back to the 14th century. All the staples of Bavarian sustenance are plated up plus a few…
Top Choice German in Regensburg

Historische Wurstkuchl

Completely submerged several times by the Danube's fickle floods, this titchy eatery has been serving the city's traditional finger-size sausages, grilled over beech wood and dished up with its own sauerkraut and sw…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Passau

Culinarium Passau

Choose between seasonal and Mediterranean menus with paired wine and a regularly changing à la carte menu at this gourmet, evening-only restaurant with leaping brick vaulting on the southern side of the Inn. Diners …
Top Choice Bar in Regensburg

Cafebar

This time-warped, tightly squeezed blast from the past in Jugendstil tile, cast iron and stained glass has been filling with newspaper-reading caffeine fans at first rays and ethanol fans after sundown for over thre…