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  • 1 East German Gallery and Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Doktor-Johann-Maier-Str. 5

    Effectively presented in fifteen brightly coloured rooms and themed in terms of style or subject matter, this comprehensive collection covers the history of Eastern European painting from the Romantics to the end of the 20C. Particularly noteworthy a..

  • 2 St Peter's Cathedral, Regensburg Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Domplatz 5

    The cathedral's construction lasted from 1260 right through to the 19C. The fool's tower is all that remains of the old Romanesque church. The highly decorative main façade is the work of Roritzer, a family of sculptors from Ratisbonne. The main port..

  • 3 Diozesanmuseum St.-Ulrich Interesting

    Museums and art

    Domplatz 2

    St Ulrich's Church, an early Gothic-style building with galleries (c 1225-40), is adorned with murals dating from 1571. The church is now home to the diocesan museum, which houses a collection of bishop's crosses (including the 12C cross of St Emmera..

  • 4 Old Chapel, Regensburg Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Alter Kornmarkt 8

    This old basilica of Our Lady dating back from the Carolingian period was transformed in the 18C in rococo style. The two double oratories of the choir, the retable and the ceiling paintings and golden stuccos make a harmonious ensemble.

  • 5 Haidplatz Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This square is surrounded by historical buildings, including the Zum Goldenen Kreuz inn, with its tower and grey façade with a creneled pediment. The centre of the square is occupied by the Fountain of Justice (1655).

  • 6 Old Town Hall, Regensburg Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    The eight-floor tower was built in 1250. The western part of the building dates back to around 1360 and its façade has a charming oriel window stood on a raised pediment. Note the lovely gabled portal.

  • 7 Rastibon Cathedral Cloisters

    Religious buildings

    Domplatz 5

    By following the paved central gallery round to the right, you will reach the All Saints' Chapel. This Romanesque chapel still bears traces of frescos on its walls. Another gallery leads to St-Stephen's Church, dating back to the 11C. It houses a con..

  • 8 Thurn and Taxis Museum

    Museums and art

    Emmeramsplatz 5

    This museum is annexed to the National Bavarian Museum. It was opened in 1998 in a part of the stables after the acquisition of many pieces of art from the prince's family. The collection and the building work together in perfect harmony. You can see..

  • 9 Cathedral Treasure

    Museums and art

    Krauterermarkt 3

    The cathedral's treasury has found refuge in the Bischofshof, the old episcopal palace (14 and 16C). Here you will see a collection of religious objects - chalices, monstrances, reliquaries and altar facings from the 11 -18C. Among the most lovely pi..

  • 10 Hinter der Grieb

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This small street with its old bourgeois houses takes you back to the Middle Ages. At the end, there is a lovely view of one of the cathedral steeples.

  • 11 Reichstag Museum

    Museums and art

    Rathausplatz 1

    The loveliest part of this museum is the Gothic style Imperial Room where the «Perpetual Diet» met. The Reichsstädtische Kollegium contains an exhibition retracing the history of the Ratisbonne Diets. On the ground floor, the interrogation room and d..

  • 12 Regensburg Stone Bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This bridge was built between 1135 and 1146 and is 310 metres long, resting on 16 arches. From the centre of the bridge, you have a lovely view of the old town - you will see the cathedral spires that dominate the rooftops of the bourgeois houses, an..

  • 13 Niedermünster

    Religious buildings

    Niedermünstergaße 1

    This Romanesque basilica with two towers used to be the church of a convent. The interior was given a Baroque renovation in the 17 and 18C. Here you can see the tomb of St Erhard, topped with a canopie altar (north side).

  • 14 St Emmeramus's Church

    Religious buildings

    Emmeramsplatz 4

    The original Romanesque features of this old Benedictine abbey (8C) is hardly recognisable from the pompous Baroque restyling. Only the vast porch and sculptures on the double portal through which you will pass to enter the building show this church'..

  • 15 Thurn und Taxis Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Emmeramsplatz 5

    The princes of Thurn and Taxis held a monopoly on postal services in Germany until 1812. Once this ended, they received among other compensations the old abbey buildings of St Emmeran. They transformed the buildings into a palace and made it their ho..

  • 16 St Jacob's Church, Regensburg

    Religious buildings

    Jacobstr. 3

    This church was built in the early 12C for some Irish monks, hence the nickname of the church - the Scottish Church! The Romanesque main portal, is famous for its statues - on the tympan, Christ between St John and St James, and on the upper frieze, ..

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