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Regensburg
Travel Guide

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

Best Western Premier Novina Hotel Regensburg
Best Western Premier Novina Hotel Regensburg
4.5 out of 5
Ziegetsdorfer Straße 111, Regensburg, BY
The price is £76 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated in Regensburg, this luxury hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Scots Monastery (Schottenkirche) and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Stone Bridge. Bismarckplatz and Trinity ...
4.4/5Excellent! (354 reviews)
Simple and clean
"Good clean hotel. Not close to city. Room not cleaned everyday, but that may be due to covid-19 Im not sure."

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

Best Western Premier Novina Hotel Regensburg
Hotel Weidenhof
Hotel Weidenhof
3 out of 5
Maximilianstr. 23, Regensburg
The price is £73 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in City Centre Regensburg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Regensburg Museum of History and Stone Bridge. Document Niedermuenster and Regensburg ...
4.3/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
Good value break, nice location
"The hotel is easy to spot, with a pale blue frontage along the pedestrian area. We drove up so we could unload and then do a U turn and drive around to find the car park before walking back to the hotel. Check in was lovely and the room was small but functional although it did lack a kettle. Most ..."

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Hotel Weidenhof
Sorat Insel-Hotel Regensburg
Sorat Insel-Hotel Regensburg
4 out of 5
Muellerstr. 7, Regensburg, BY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £93 per night from 6 Jun to 6 Jun
Located in the heart of Regensburg, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Brückturm-Museum and Stone Bridge. Besucherzentrum Regensburg and Oskar Schindler Plaque ...
4.2/5Excellent! (471 reviews)
"So good I will have to return."

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

Sorat Insel-Hotel Regensburg
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Domresidenz Regensburg
Domresidenz Regensburg
5 out of 5
Tändlergasse 6, Regensburg, Bavaria
Located in City Centre Regensburg, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Golf Museum and Stone Bridge. Oskar Schindler Plaque and Regensburg ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)
Elegance in Regensburg
"Incredibly stylish place in the heart of Regensburg. You feel like you are a resident in what might be the town’s most elegant dwelling. This was my fifth or sixth stay and I feel special any time I visit."

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Domresidenz Regensburg
Newstyle
Newstyle
3 out of 5
Altmühlstraße 14, Regensburg, BY
The price is £60 per night from 15 May to 15 May
Situated in Regensburg, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Danube Mall and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Stone Bridge. Donau Arena and Oskar Schindler House ...
Newstyle
Redhouse
Redhouse
3 out of 5
Prüfeninger Str. 121, Regensburg, BY
The price is £64 per night from 25 May to 25 May
Situated in Regensburg, this apartment building is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Scots Monastery (Schottenkirche) and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Stone Bridge. Bismarckplatz ...
Redhouse
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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27 May 2019

Regensburg is a lovely place with lots of quirky little shops, cafes and restaurants. It is a really interesting place as well with lots there to visit.

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