Regensburg: our hometown

Regensburg is one of the oldest cities in Germany: The area was inhabited as early as the Stone Age, and the Celts left traces here as well. Regensburg received its name when it served as a Roman legion camp: „Castra Regina,“ the camp on the Regen in 90 AD. In this nearly 2,000 year old city, epochs are not only visible here, they‘re within easy reach. For example, the city‘s heyday is on display in the Roman and Gothic architecture which still defines the face of the city today. St. Peter‘s Gothic cathedral is just as famous as the world-famous Regensburg Cathedral Choir or the imposing 12th century stone bridge. 
There are over 1,500 protected historic monuments in the city - and they are all worth a trip! The historic city center is for the most part preserved and, considered the largest medieval old city in Germany, has been added to the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritages. There‘s hardly another city anywhere where past and present stride so easily into the future together. 
Today, Regensburg is a renowned university city with about 130,000 inhabitants. The town boasts many cafe's, restaurants, boutiques and shops in the bustling old city and around Regensburg. But you're never too far away from nature and greenery within the city's many parks, jogging trails and preserves around the Danube River banks. In the spring and fall, the „Regensburger Dult“ city festival lures revelers; the romantic Christkindlmarkt (Christ Child Market) is also very much worth a visit in late November and December.
Regensburg's central Bavarian location lends itself splendidly for travel beyond its city borders. Munich and Nuremberg are a mere 1.5 hour train ride away, while Germany itself is surrounded by many key European destinations such as France, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Italy.


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