Travel by Anita English
Regensburg, Germany’s medieval gem, will transport you to a bygone era. The site of both Celtic and Roman settlements, Regensburg flourished in the Middle Ages. Its Gothic-style and medieval structures, homes, and churches remain well-preserved to this day, having escaped the ravages of World War II. Nestled on the banks of the iconic Danube River, this small Bavarian township will enchant you.
Regensburg’s unspoiled environs have earned the town its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightly so. Historic buildings abound in the city center; an easy walk through this square will give you access to some of Regensburg’s most famous landmarks, must-see destinations for any history lover! The Gothic spires of St. Peter’s Cathedral beckon you. Journey inside the cathedral to find soft light streaming through stunning stained glass and a resonant organ played for summer concerts. Steps from St Peter’s lies Regensburg’s thirteenth-century Altes Rathaus, the vibrant yellow Old Town Hall which once hosted parliamentary meetings. The unassuming exterior of nearby Alte Kapelle basilica, built circa the ninth century, conceals an ornate gold-laden church interior within. Sumptuously painted murals decorate this basilica’s vaulted ceilings and archways.
Regenburgs’ remarkable relics of days past, as well as its picturesque restaurants, cafés, museums, and botanical gardens, will captivate your imagination with an old-world charm.