The Regensburg District surrounds the city of Regensburg, which is its capital but not actually politically part of the rural district proper. The Danube River cuts through the area from west to east, and the foothills of the Bavarian Forest can been seen in the north, where the Regen River flows.
Regensburg District Map
Towns & Villages in the Regensburg District
- Bach an der Donau
- Holzheim am Forst
In the far west, sunshine is the main attraction in Hemau. Here you will find the world’s largest contiguous solar plant, operating since 2006, plus a popular local bathing pond, surrounded by tall trees and featuring a beer tent, sunbathing areas and ping pong tables, among other summer recreational facilities.
Five kilometers east of Regensburg, the tiny town of Donaustauf has two interesting attractions waiting for you, both built in 1842. One is an ornate, octagonal Chinese pavilion; the other is an imposing, white marble Doric temple, Walhalla, modeled after the Parthenon and rising up out of the woods along the north banks Danube.
On the south banks nearby, Neutraubling is the district’s largest town and its youngest, with a history dating back only to 1951. Displaced citizens gathered here after World War Two, but today you can enjoy music performances, museum displays, festivals, and the offerings of 26 restaurants, many featuring international cuisines.
Wörth an der Donau is further east along the river. The 13th-century castle that sits on the hill overlooking the town today houses retirement and nursing homes. In the south wing, however, you can visit its famous Round Room and the Chapel of St. Martin.