Regensburg situated at the most northern point of the famous river Danube is one of Germany’s oldest cities. With more than 1000 buildings classified as historical monuments, the diocese town was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.
Among those monuments figure the “Steinerne Brücke”, Germany’s oldest surviving stone bridge built between 1135 and 1146, the “Old Town Hall”, the first German parliament building and the castle of the Princes of Thurn and Taxis which is although still inhabited open to the public with guided tours.
The “Porta Praetoria” the northern gate of the former Roman fort “Castra Regina” as the city was called in Roman times and the archaeological site on “Neupfarrplatz” witness Regensburg’s jewish heritage.
Regensburg’s landmark is St. Peter’s Cathedral, the most important Gothic building in Bavaria and its boys’ choir, the “Regensburger Domspatzen” who ranks among the world’s most famous boys’ choirs.
Every year in December, the “Domspatzen” are giving their Christmas concert, an extraordinary event you shouldn’t miss.
Indeed, Regensburg is offering a wide range of all kinds of music festivals all year long. From organ recitals in May, a medieval music festival and an Open Air Festival at the Palace of Thurn & Taxis, a Jazz festival in July to a rock festival in August, almost everyone should find the music he or she likes.