Regensburg

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Regensburg featuring a fountain, heritage architecture and a square or plaza

Discover architecture, history, nature and some of the best-loved beers in Germany in this lively city, a World Heritage Site.

Lying on the banks of the River Danube in Bavaria, Regensburg has developed into a major city over the course of two millennia. The vast majority of its attractions can be found in the Old Town, also known as the inner city center, where a timeline of stunning architecture can be seen. The Old Town was dubbed “one of the most beautiful cities in the world” by British star architect Lord Norman Foster because of its Romanesque and Gothic buildings.

2006 saw Regensburg listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The new Visitors Center located at Salzstadel in the Old Town is open all year round and with free admission it is definitely worth a visit. Alternatively, book a guided tour of the Old Town and learn as you go. The Old Town section of the city is a traffic-free zone so you will need to travel on foot to fully explore it. Driving is permitted in just a few areas but parking is limited.

While in the city, visit the Archeological Excavations at New Parish Square. The excavations date from 1995 to 1998 and remain as a network of underground tunnels. A complete history of the city can be seen as you work your way through the tunnels. Explore at your leisure or book a tour. St. Peter’s Cathedral and the Stone Bridge over the Danube are also excellent attractions. Both are commonly referred to as miracles of medieval engineering.

Regensburg isn’t all about architecture though. The city also appeals to nature lovers as one of the “Greenest” cities in Bavaria. There are five major parks within the boundaries of the city, all of which are suitable for picnics. After exploring the parks, hike the trails of the Bavarian Forest to the east.

Following a day of sightseeing relax and sample some of the local beers that Regensburg is known for. The city is home to several major breweries and boutique brewery pubs where you will always receive a warm welcome.

Where to stay in Regensburg

the niu Sparrow
the niu Sparrow
3.5 out of 5
Kirchmeierstraße 8, Regensburg, 93051
The price is £58 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Regensburg. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions St. Emmerams Abbey and Scots Monastery (Schottenkirche) ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (99 reviews)
"Great staff,and a hotel room was great,clean and tidy"

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2021

the niu Sparrow
Holiday Inn Express Regensburg, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Regensburg, an IHG Hotel
Friedrich - Niedermeyer Str 1, Regensburg, 93049
Fully refundable
The price is £67 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this hotel in Regensburg. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and on-site parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (235 reviews)
Still highly recommend!
"Great hotel, parking was outstanding for a large SUV, and the location was very walkable! Only 2 downsides. We had the AC on high, but it never really got cool, which made it hard to sleep. Also, when we arrived in the room there was a dead month on the end table by the bed. Unsure if it got overlooked ..."

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2021

Holiday Inn Express Regensburg, an IHG Hotel
B&B Hotel Regensburg
B&B Hotel Regensburg
2 out of 5
Landshuter Straße 111, Regensburg, 93053
The price is £61 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Regensburg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Regensburg Museum of History and House of ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (36 reviews)
"Hotel located in a calm area with plenty of parking space. Perfect for transit."

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2022

B&B Hotel Regensburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Campingfass XXL - Regensburg
Campingfass XXL - Regensburg
Regensburg, Bavaria
The price is £83 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this holiday home in Regensburg. Enjoy a water park, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions Scots Monastery (Schottenkirche) and Bismarckplatz ...
Campingfass XXL - Regensburg
Arnulfsplatz Aparts
Arnulfsplatz Aparts
3.5 out of 5
Arnulfsplatz 5, Regensburg, 93047
The price is £98 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Regensburg. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (26 reviews)
"Beautiful Front to the apartments. Location was very nice and Main Street leads to your front door. Shops close and staff friendly."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2021

Arnulfsplatz Aparts
Altstadtflair
Altstadtflair
3.5 out of 5
Blaue-Stern-Gasse 3, Regensburg, BY, 93047
The price is £83 per night from 13 Jun to 14 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Regensburg. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and cable TV. Popular attractions St. Emmerams Abbey and Trinity Evangelical ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (4 reviews)
Apartmán Altstadtflair Regensburg
"Velice příznivá poloha přímo v historickém centru (cca 5 minut ke staré radnici), vybavení dobré, čistota rovněž.Samotný proces ubytování bez problémů. Byt se nachází v přízemí objektu, večer je vhodné zatahovat žaluzie."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

Altstadtflair
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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