Regensburg lies at the river estuary of the Naab and Regen on the Danube. A city break to Regensburg takes you to the centre of the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria.
Regensburg is one of the oldest cities in Germany and the old town and Stadtamhof have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2006. The city has Roman origins and the medieval town is almost completely preserved. This makes a city trip to Regensburg very attractive for many visitors.
Sights in and around Regensburg
The building of the Bernard snuff factory is located in the middle of Regensburg's old town. Today, some rooms of the renovated building are used as a museum.
Not far from Regensburg is the small town of Abensberg. We took a little diversions on our way to Regensburg to see the Kuchlbauer Tower here.
During our visit to Regensburg, there were so many discoveries on the outskirts - I just had to pay more attention to these places.
The term Valhalla comes from Norse mythology and describes the resting place for fallen warriors. The German memorial site Valhalla near Regensburg is named after the mythical resting place and I think the place really is a bit mythical-monumental.
You can't miss Regensburg Cathedral on a walk through the city. We were also drawn to the city's most important church.
Regensburg's old town is characterised by many narrow and often winding alleys. We strolled through the streets and discovered some interesting things.
Four rivers meet in Regensburg: Naab, Regen, Danube and, although not a "real" river, the Main-Donal Canal. We took a look around Regensburg on the banks of the Danube and also took a boat trip on the famous Danube "Strudel".
One of the most impressive buildings in Regensburg is the Old Town Hall on Rathausplatz. Here you can go on a journey of discovery with a guided tour and learn about the history of Regensburg's imperial days.
Travel information about Regensburg
Regensburg does not have its own airport. The nearest international airports are about 100 kilometres away in Nuremberg and Munich.
The airport in Munich is easily reached by train. There is a direct connection with the ÜFEX, which is offered hourly and arrives at the destination in 1.15h.
Regensburg’s main railway station is located on the southern edge of the old town. It only takes about 800 metres to reach the cathedral square.
ICE, EC and IC trains from Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic stop at the main station. In addition, numerous regional connections link the city with the surrounding area.
The long-distance bus stop is not far from the main railway station. Numerous long-distance buses regularly travel to the city.
Regensburg can be reached via the A 3 and A 93 motorways. In addition, the main roads 8, 15 and 16 run through the city area.
Since Regensburg lies on the beautiful Danube, it is a popular port of call for river cruise ships. These dock to the east of the old town.
On the way in…
Regensburg’s city centre is almost entirely a pedestrian zone. The most popular sights are quite close together, so everything is within easy walking distance. Around the old town you will find some paid parking facilities.
Local public transport
There are about 70 bus lines in and around Regensburg. The old town is served by an old town bus and a city tour.
Excursion boats depart east of the Stone Bridge. Most boats go as far as Valhalla.
If you want to explore the surrounding area, you can do this very well by bicycle. The cycle paths are quite well developed.