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sights of Regensburg

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Sight of Regensburg

Regensburg is placed in a flat fold at the confluence of Danube and Regenn. Its historic core is one of the best preserved medieval German cities and it is considered the largest preserved medieval integrated development in Germany. That's why, and also for its great cultural importance (the spiritual center of Europe in the early Middle Ages), the hisotric core was included to the list of UNESCO World Heritage in 2006. Regensburg is also an university town and as well a final resting place of Johannes Keplera, whose death-house was turned into a museum (Kepplerhaus).

Stone bridge was constructed during the years 1135–1146. It is the oldest preserved and up to this day used bridge north of the Alps and became a model for construction of other bridges in deifferent european countries (London, Avignon) a probably also for the Stone bridge in Písek, Roudnice nad Labem and Charles bridge in Prague. Thanks to this Gothic bridge the city became rich in toll collection.

St. Peter's Dome - The largest temple in Regensburg, forming the imaginary heart of the city. Gothic cathedral in „french style? (said to be the only one in Bavaria). From the outside of the temple is particularly striking a number of statues of saints, lavishly decorated portals, but also with range of sculptures and relief of various demons, draků and other creatures. The main silver altar is dominating the interior. Under the temple is located a crypt, which served as a burial ground of local bishops.

St. Emmeram's Chateau - In 739 a Benedictine abbey was established at the church of st. Emmeram, which was belonging to the most important cultural centers of Europe for centuries. Theology, philosophy, mathematics and astronomy was studied here, the monastery library was in possession of one of the most beautiful books of Middle Ages – Codex Aureus. At the same time, it was a residence of Regensburg bishops until 975. During 18th centure it has become again one of the leading science centers in Europe (inter alia meteorology). In 1812 the monastery was cancelled and turned into a residence of princely family Thurn-Taxis, it serves as a chateau to this day (said to be the largest inhabited castle in Germany).

Restaurants recommended

Historisches Eck
Famous restaurant priced with Michelin star and JRE.

Watmarkt 6
93047 Regensburg

Haus Heuport
Stylish restaurant placed right across St. Peter's Dome.

Domplatz 7
93047 Regensburg

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