Regensburg is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and has the most beautiful old town in Germany with a remarkable history and quaint little stores. It is also home for many students. Even being German, I was very surprised about the existence of this outstanding old town and the fun I had discovering the small alleys. Mysterious things happening here…
How to get there ?
The infrastructure to get there coming from the northern part of Germany can be quite tricky. From anywhere else in the south (e.g. Munich), it’s very easy with public transportation either by train (DB) or bus (FlixBus). From Munich you can reach Regensburg within 1.5-2 hours. Once there, it’s very easy to get around on foot.
The local hotpots of Regensburg
Wandering around the historic old town
I really enjoyed walking around the beautiful historic old town of Regensburg with its unique architecture. I recommend the following hotspots, which are all within 10 minutes reach: Dom St. Peter (Cathedral), Goldener Turm (Golden Tower), Rathausplatz and Haidplatz. The Brücktor (Bridge Gate) is one of the exits of the old town and leads to the historic oldest bridge in Germany, Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge), above the Donau River, which has a remarkable history and is definitely worth a visit.
Classic walking tour by Stadtmaus
The walking tour of Stadtmaus with the guide Severine in the evening was pretty cool as he tells you the key historic details. The best part about the tour is some acting parts whilst going through the small alleys in Regensburg – I loved it.
The small alleys
There is a bonus when going around in the area with all these cute little shops; it was pretty wonderful walking without a map through these small little alleys and just randomly spotting something fun.
Walhalla (Hall of Fame) is a pretty cool sight to visit where people get together to have a beer or two overlooking the Donau river. It’s a very nice spot for viewing a sunset too. Getting there: from the main central station take the bus 810 towards Cham (get off at station: Walhallastraße) and from there, it’s about a 15- minute walk. A taxi is another slightly more expensive option.
Bismarckplatz – local student hotspot
A cool spot to meet the locals and students, especially in the evenings during summer season; but it can be very crowded.
I TRAVEL FOREVER’s VIEW & RECOMMENDATION
I recommend going to Regensburg during the summer season between May and August to experience some nice days. I only stayed there two days and I recommend to stay at least three. Apparently, the Christmas market in December is supposed to be very nice but I haven’t experienced it yet – gotta check if what they say is true.
Get lost in the historic old town of Regensburg and get in touch with the local students and you will have a good time.
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