Regensburg
 

Regensburg Travel Guide:
Squares, Monuments
& Churches

 


Squares, Monuments & Churches

 
As the historic city center of Regensburg has not been destroyed and therefore, Regensburg is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, there is quite a huge amount of old buildings and monuments that you must not miss. The Dome St. Peter and the Stone bridge are the landmarks of Regensburg.

 
 
 

St. Peter's Church (Dom St. Peter)

The landmark of Regensburg, the Dome St. Peter with impressive colourful stained glass windows from the 13th and 14th century, is the main and the greatest Gothic cathedral in Bavaria. Although the building works started as early as 1260, it was only finished in the 19th century.




 
Regensburg St Peter
St. Peter's Church


Stone Bridge (Steinerne Brücke)

Regensburg Stone Bridge
Stone Bridge
 
Due to its progressive construction method, the Stone Bridge still is one of the most important bridges of the Middle Ages. Built between 1135 and 1146, it was the only fortified crossing of the Danube for a long period that was used by rich trading merchants. From here, you have quite a great view of Regensburg.
   

Roman Wall

At the Adolph-Kolping-Str., the Dr.-Martin-Luther-Str. and the Ernst-Reuter-Platz, there are still rests of the ancient castle wall of the Roman fortress Castra Regina.



Porta Praetoria

Regensburg Porta Praetoria
Porta Praetoria
 
Also a remaining part of the Roman fortress Castra Regina and one of the best-preserved Roman buildings is the Porta Praetoria at the Bischofshof.
   

Gothic East Gate (Gothisches Ostentor)

The Gothic East Gate of 1300 used to be the Eastern city gate.

 

Herzogshof

 
Regensburg City Hall
Old City Hall
The Herzogshof with the Roman tower at the "Alten Kornmarkt" was the Palace of the Agilolfingian dukes.


Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus)

The Old City Hall where the "Reichstag" met for about 150 years is the residence of the three mayors of Regensburg now. The Imperial Diet Museum (Reichstagsmuseum) is located there as well.


Cathedral "Zu unserer lieben Frau"

The cathedral "Zu unserer lieben Frau Regensburg" of rococo style was built around 875. Since its reconstruction in the 18th century, it has been one of Bavaria's most beautiful churches of rococo style.

St. Jakob

The church St. Jakob, also known as "Schottenkirche", is a basilica of Romanesque style from the 12th century. Its name is due to the "Skoten", i.e. the Irish Benedictines where it belonged to. The main entrance is famous for its unique masonry works.