Regensburg – UNESCO World Heritage

Regensburg – UNESCO World Heritage

Situated at the Danube’s northernmost point, the city of Regensburg looks back on more than 2,000 years of history. Archaeological findings show that Regensburg was already inhabited during the Stone Age. In 179 A.D., the Romans founded the ‘Castra Regina’ legionary camp, or ‘camp on the river Regen’ here. During the Middle Ages, the city on the river developed to become one of the most significant centres of trade thanks to its location on a highly important trade route to the East. Regensburg became a Free Imperial City in 1245 and grew extremely prosperous due to long-distance trading. The Everlasting Imperial Diet first convened in 1663 and only ceased to exist in 1806 following Napoleon’s conquest and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Today, numerous splendid edifices in the city’s Old Town still bear witness to the city’s prosperity and political influence during the Middle Ages and make it the best-preserved mediaeval city in Germany. In 2006, Regensburg’s Old Town and the district of ‘Stadtamhof’ were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Stone Bridge built in the 12th century, St. Peter’s Cathedral (the only example of French Gothic architecture in Bavaria), and the Palais Thurn and Taxis are particularly worth a visit. Situated alongside cosy street cafés and shops, the city’s historic houses lend the vibrant Old Town a unique flair. Thanks to this combination of historic and contemporary elements, Regensburg has earned itself the title of ‘Germany’s mediaeval wonder’.

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Contact

Regensburg Tourismus GmbH
Altes Rathaus
93047 Regensburg
Phone: 49 941 5074411
tourismus@regensburg.de