Regensburg, encircled by the dense Bavarian Forest, is an astonishing beautiful urban district in the federal state of Bavaria (Bayern). Its medieval center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Stone Age is considered as the first settlement period for the city. Well prior to the changing of trade routes in the late Middle Ages, it was famous as a trade center. And it pulled a hefty amount of guests to the city when it was the eternal bench of the Reichstag of the Holy Roman Empire (1663–1806).
I think that’s the reason the city is exemplified by churches, towers and townhouses from the past centuries.
The Stone Bridge, a work of genius of medieval engineering, is among the best sites here. Also, it is the oldest preserved stone bridge in Germany. Go up and it’ll give you a paramount sight of the city!
St. Peter’s Cathedral, previously a funeral place for residents, is a marvelous piece of art. The Porta Praetoria building which was constructed under Emperor Marcus Aurelius, is worth a visit if you love antique collections of arts.
At the culture front, the city has attained its own reputation. The Dance Festival and Short Film Festival have brought a good deal of critical praise to the city.
The carnival also devotes its space to some other fringe program, which are basically based on particular themes and countries.
As for arts, the Leerer Beutel municipal art gallery puts in order some valuable exhibitions, and modern fine arts are also kept in sight.
The Regensburger Domspatzen boys’ choir, among the oldest and eminent cathedral choirs in the world, has brought recognition and acclamation far ahead of the church itself.
What about museums? Let’s go to the History Museum. It demonstrates art and cultural history compilations from the early to modern period. While, on the other hand, the Thurn und Taxis Museum displays broad showings on the Romans and the Middle Ages.
Hope you enjoy your time here. It’s definitely well worth.