Get to know the medieval city of Regensburg on a day trip from Munich by rail. Board a train with your guide, and on arrival in Regensburg, take an illuminating walking tour of its charming UNESCO-listed Old Town (Altstadt). Explore narrow lanes and squares flanked by tall town houses and see the 12th-century Stone Bridge, decorative Regensburg Cathedral (Dom St Peter) and other sights that testify to the city’s medieval trading past. Afterward, enjoy ample free time to explore at your leisure before returning to Munich.
Meet your guide at Munich Central Station and board your train to Regensburg. Your journey takes roughly 1.5 hours, and as you travel, your guide will talk to you about Regensburg and its history.Standing on the Danube River and once a Roman settlement, Regensburg was the first capital of Bavaria, and flourished between the 11th and 13th centuries with trading links that reached as far as Venice and Kiev. Learn how some of the city’s Roman, Romanesque and Gothic architecture still stands, and how in 2006, its medieval center became a UNESCO World Heritage site.On arrival, set off into Regensburg Old Town (Altstadt) for a guided walking tour of its historical highlights, pretty squares and narrow, cobbled lanes.As you stroll, listen to your guide share interesting historical insights about the landmarks. See magnificent Regensburg Cathedral (Dom St Peter), the finest Gothic building in Bavaria, and admire its richly carved exterior and stunning medieval stained glass windows. Walk to the 16-arched Stone Bridge, one of Regensburg’s showpieces, and enjoy the views of the Danube from this 12th-century structure as you learn how it became a model for bridge-building across Europe.See the Historic Sausage Kitchen (Wurstkuchl) with its outdoor tables and discover how this quaint spot also dates to the 12th century, when workers on the cathedral and bridge feasted on sausages sold here. After your tour, enjoy up to three hours to explore at your leisure, aided by a free map from your guide. Perhaps have lunch at the Sausage Kitchen (own expense) and stroll the winding streets to see more of Regensburg’s landmarks. Stop by at the city’s other medieval churches, view its Roman relics or visit the Adler Pharmacy to see its original 17th-century interior.When the time comes, rejoin your guide and travel back to Munich station, where your tour ends.