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…
Historic Site in Regensburg

Document Neupfarrplatz

Excavations in the mid-1990s revealed remains of Regensburg's once-thriving 16th-century Jewish quarter, along with Roman buildings, gold coins and a Nazi bunker. The subterranean Document Neupfarrplatz only provide…
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…
Historic Building in Regensburg

Altes Rathaus

From 1663 to 1806, the Reichstag (imperial assembly) held its gatherings at Regensburg's old town, an important role commemorated by an exhibit in today's Reichstagsmuseum. Tours take in the lavish assembly hall and…
Museum in Regensburg

Golf Museum

Claiming to be Europe's best golf museum (Scotland, home to the British Golf Museum, is strangely not counted as part of the continent), this unexpected repository of club, tee and score card (including one belongi…
Bridge in Regensburg

Steinerne Brücke

An incredible feat of engineering for its day, Regensburg’s 900-year-old Stone Bridge was at one time the only fortified crossing of the Danube. Damaged and neglected for centuries (especially by the buses that once…
Museum in Regensburg

Historisches Museum

A medieval monastery provides a suitably atmospheric backdrop for the city's history museum. The collections plot the region's story from cave dweller to Roman, and medieval trader to 19th-century burgher.
Museum in Regensburg


Disciples of astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler should visit the house he lived in whilst resident in Regensburg.
Church in Regensburg

Schottenkirche St Jakob

The sooty 12th-century main portal of the Schottenkirche St Jakob is considered one of the supreme examples of Romanesque architecture in Germany. Its reliefs and sculptures form an iconography that continues to baf…
Historic Site in Regensburg

Roman Wall

The most tangible reminder of the ancient rectangular Castra Regina (Regen Fortress), where the name ‘Regensburg’ comes from, is the remaining Roman wall, which follows Unter den Schwibbögen and veers south onto Dr-…