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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.

Top hotels in Regensburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Express Regensburg
Holiday Inn Express Regensburg
Friedrich - Niedermeyer Str 1, Regensburg
AU$115
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in the heart of Regensburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bismarckplatz and Scots Monastery (Schottenkirche). St. Emmerams Abbey and Trinity ...

4.3/5Excellent! (101 reviews)

"Fast Wifi; new property; comfortable pillows; free on-street parking"…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019

Holiday Inn Express Regensburg
Star Inn Hotel Regensburg Zentrum, by Comfort
Star Inn Hotel Regensburg Zentrum, by Comfort
3 out of 5
Bahnhofstraße 22, Regensburg, BY
AU$79
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Situated in Regensburg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Regensburg Museum of History, Document Niedermuenster and Regensburg Cathedral. St. Emmerams ...

3.8/5Good! (450 reviews)

"Good budget hotel.. Need to clean the mould in the showers though"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Star Inn Hotel Regensburg Zentrum, by Comfort
Sorat Insel-Hotel Regensburg
Sorat Insel-Hotel Regensburg
4 out of 5
Muellerstr. 7, Regensburg, BY
AU$151
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in the heart of Regensburg, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Stone Bridge and Brückturm-Museum. Besucherzentrum Regensburg and Oskar Schindler ...

4.2/5Excellent! (445 reviews)

"Great location and service"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct. 2019

Sorat Insel-Hotel Regensburg

Top activities in Regensburg

Regensburg Day Trip from Munich
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Regensburg Day Trip from Munich

AU$82

Discover Regensburg. Regensburg has become part of the UNESCO World heritage in 2006. A modern, comfortable and fully air-conditioned coach will carry you from Munich to Regensburg. More than 1500 historical medieval buildings some of them dating back as far as to the Romans are waiting to be discovered by you.

Private Transfer from Regensburg to Prague
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Private Transfer from Regensburg to Prague

AU$81

All our cars are clean and comfortable, with air-conditioning. The trip from Regensburg to Prague city center takes approx. 3 hours, depends on traffic. You can ask driver to make a stop during the way.

Illuminati Escape Game in Regensburg with an Actor
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Illuminati Escape Game in Regensburg with an Actor

AU$259

Make your way to the Challenge Room in Regensburg at a time of your choosing (making sure to arrive 15 minutes before your designated start time), then imagine you and your team have gone through a time portal.

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Sep 27, 2019

Great history and Bavarian hospitality