Regensburg is one of the most beautiful German cities, we have ever been to. (And we know many cities in Germany.) The location of the city on the Danube, beautiful sights such as the Stone Bridge and the young, student flair make Regensburg one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the country in our eyes.
Perhaps you are planning a trip to Regensburg and are still looking for the best tips? You are right here! In the meantime we have been to Regensburg several times and are always discovering new pretty corners. In this blog article we will show you the most beautiful sights and reveal our personal tips for really cool cafés and restaurants in Regensburg.
1. Regensburg: First tips & FAQs at a glance What makes Regensburg so special? Fantastic location: Who saw the sunset in Regensburg on the banks of the Danube for the first time with a view of the Stone Bridge marveled at, can’t help but be amazed. Regensburg is simply beautifully situated! Medieval old town: Regensburg’s old town is a total work of art. The largest medieval city complex north of the Alps awaits you here. The many alleys, the well-preserved sights and buildings – it is simply a pleasure to explore the old town of Regensburg. Student flair: Regensburg is a university town and therefore packed with great cafes and restaurants. In addition, countless great events take place in Regensburg, especially in summer. How much time should I plan for Regensburg? The old town of Regensburg is small but nice and explored its sights relatively quickly. A full day is theoretically enough to discover the highlights of the city.
We would personally recommend a stay of two to three nights in Regensburg. This gives you enough time to explore the city off the beaten track. A trip to the famous Walhalla is also possible.
Which sights should I not miss? Before we introduce you to all the sights in Regensburg in detail in the next chapter, here is our small but fine bucket list as a first overview. In our opinion, you should not miss these highlights:
Walk across the Stone Bridge. Stroll through the picturesque alleys of the old town. Admire Regensburg from the tower of the Dreieinigkeitskirche from above. The Valhalla visit – best at sunset. Your through Try the hip cafés in the – our tips for this follow below.
2. The most beautiful sights in Regensburg Walk through the old town Regensburg’s old town is picturesque. You can spend hours getting lost in the many alleyways. The historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And quite honestly: We’re not surprised. Incidentally, we didn’t even know that Regensburg’s old town was so old: Strictly speaking, Regensburg is one of the oldest cities in Germany.
The heart of the old town and one of the most important sights of Regensburg is the Cathedral of St. Peter. The Gothic cathedral is one of the most important sacred buildings in Germany. With its two towers, the Regensburg Cathedral can also be seen from many squares in the city. Our tip: You have a wonderful view of the cathedral from the tower of the Dreieinigkeitskirche. We’ll tell you more about that later.
There are a few places worth seeing in Regensburg’s old town, including Bismarckplatz. Here you can spend mild summer evenings perfectly: Just bring a drink, sit by one of the fountains and enjoy the flair of the city.
Also known and worth a stopover are Neupfarrplatz, Haidplatz and Old Town Hall. We have marked all the sights on the map at the end of the article.
The Stone Bridge: The landmark of Regensburg From the old town you can get directly to the Stone Bridge. It is the landmark of Regensburg and one of the most important sights of the city. The Stone Bridge crosses the Danube and connects the historic city center with the Stadtamhof district.
The Stone Bridge dates back to the Middle Ages and is actually the oldest preserved bridge of Germany. It has been extensively renovated in recent years and finally in the summer 1200 newly opened. The bridge is now only accessible to pedestrians (and no longer to cars). Since the renovation, the Stone Bridge has once again housed the famous statue of “Bruckmandl”, that is, the bridge man.
Lots of young people are attracted to the sunset to the nearby banks. With a view of the Stone Bridge, the sundowner tastes twice as good.
Our insider tip for Regensburg: The tower of the Dreieinigkeitskirche We got this tip from our Regensburg friends. The Trinity Church is one of the lesser-known sights in Regensburg, but a special highlight awaits you here.
You can see the tower of the Trinity Church. in the summer months (April to October) and have a magnificent 360 degree view of Regensburg. Admission costs just 2 euros.
Walhalla: The most beautiful sight outside of Regensburg If you have a little more time available, then definitely plan this excursion: About 10 kilometers before the gates of Regensburg is the so-called Walhalla, a huge memorial, that is simply impressive to look at.
With its columns, the Valhalla is reminiscent of a Greek temple. The Walhalla was built in 19. Century in honor of important personalities. You can also visit the Walhalla from the inside, but we think it’s worth a visit even for the outside view. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Danube including
In the evening, when the gates of the Walhalla are closed, the Valhalla equipped many young people with shisha and beer to enjoy the sunset.
3. Cafes & restaurants in Regensburg: Our tips The gastronomic scene in Regensburg is gigantic for the size of the city. There are an unbelievable number of young, hip bars in Regensburg – and with each visit, new ones are added. In this chapter we will tell you our tips for really great cafes and restaurants.
ANNA loves bread and coffee: An absolute classic for coffee and cake. There are two locations in Regensburg. Both have delicious bread, good coffee and great cakes. A hot tip: the poppy seed cheesecake.
Museum café in the Historical Museum: Our favorite for a weekend breakfast. Here you sit very comfortably, the furnishings are great and the breakfast is simply delicious. Most breakfast variations are served on a pretty cake stand. The quality is right and the coffee is good too.
Rehorik 360°: Here the coffee is roasted in-house – and tastes accordingly good. Small dishes are served at lunchtime. By the way, you can buy the coffee – like we did – in the adjoining shop.
Papageno: One of the best Italian restaurants in town. The restaurant is always busy – it’s best to reserve in advance.
Burgerheart: Here you can find excellent burgers – both classic with meat and meatless alternatives. Perfect for a no-fuss lunch or dinner.
Restaurant Orphée: For a bit of French bistro atmosphere, the best place to go is the Restaurant Orphée. You can stop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just in between for coffee and cake. The café au lait and the croissant are very good, the prices are a bit high.
Early Bird: The Early Bird is a nice breakfast place that is located on the other side of the Danube (in the Stadtamhof district).
4. Our hotel tip for Regensburg Are you still looking for suitable accommodation in Regensburg? How about the stylish Green Spirit Hotel? We can heartily recommend this boutique hotel.
The rooms are tastefully and very individually furnished. We like the mix of wood and concrete look very much. The hotel is not in the old town, but you can walk to 190 minutes in the center.
Here you can book the hotel: Green Spirit Hotel
5. Map: All sights and tips at a glance For better orientation we have you all our tips are marked on this map. The red dots are sights, the green cafés/restaurants and the blue dot our hotel tip. We wish you a wonderful time in Regensburg!
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41159 Have you ever been to Regensburg? Which sights did you particularly like? We look forward to your additional tips in the comments!41159