With only a population of 137,000 people, this small German city can certainly pack in a lot of history! This gorgeous town features not only a UNESCO Heritage Site, but an abundance of other great activities as well. One of Germany’s oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 A.D, has 3 Universities which date back to the Middle Ages. In fact, the history actually reaches back to around 5000 BC when it was just a neolithic settlement. After which it became a Celtic Settlement, a Roman Fortress which was destroyed by Germanic Tribes, and many other things. Over the years, it also has been used as a city for airplane manufacturing during World War 2 as well as being destroyed by bombs as well!
Using an RV to explore the area is best because it provides the opportunity to see the city to the fullest capabilities as well as head to other towns in the area that offer great historical significance as well. If you are a lover of history or just a great view, you’ll certainly find what you are looking for in the small but significant city of Regensburg.
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Regensburg Attractions by Motorhome Hire
If you happen to be in the area on a Sunday morning, nothing is quite like the experience of going to the Domspatzen for a chance to see the boys choir sing. After, take one of the infamous Stadtmaus tours around the area. If you want to do things at your own pace, that’s okay too – because Regensburg has many great attractions for you to do on your own.
The main attraction in Regensburg is to walk around the medieval city center, across the famous stone bridge and to marvel at the breathtaking cathedral. What makes Regensburg such a unique and timeless place is that it is one of the few places not destroyed by World War 2. If you get a chance, take a seat next to the Danube river and marvel at time’s passed. Don’t forget to get a snack from one of the superb cafes while you are here. A great tasty treat is the vast amount of sausages. If you looking for a good place to eat, some people consider Wurstkuchl one of the oldest fast-food restaurants in the world and is over 500 years old.
Regensburg & Nearby Attractions
After visiting Regensburg, many travelers will often head to places like Munich, Weltenburg, and Passau. Munich is actually only 90 minutes away by train or an hour and a half if you are to take the A9 and A93. Munich is the capital city of Bavaria and is the third most populous city in all of Germany. Munich is known for food, architecture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. However, you can always get a good beer in Munich! Kloster Weltenburg to Regensburg is about an hour away using the A3. Kloster Weltenburg is home to the oldest monastery in all of Bavaria that dates back to 620 A.D. Oddly enough, it has a great brewery in it that has been in operation since the year 1050.
Another great city to visit once leaving Regensburg is to visit the smaller town of Passau which actually only has about 50,000 people. (Many of them are students.) With students comes great nightlife and social scene, so while here don’t forget to stop for a drink and have a laugh with the locals. Here, you can find great people and great historical architecture. Using the A3 to get to Passau will only take about an hour and a half! Other famous cities like Berlin will take around 5 hours using the A9/A93 and Frankfurt will take three and a half hours on the A3.