Popular Accommodations in Regensburg
Highlights in Regensburg
- Paradise for culture lovers
- Family-friendly holiday resort
- Worth a trip all year round
- Diverse museum landscape
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Vacation rentals in Regensburg
Thanks not least to Regensburg's status as a UNESCO World Heritage city, there is a wide range of holiday accommodation on offer. The offer ranges from a cosy apartment for two to a modernly furnished holiday apartment in the historic old town to vacation rentals in the countryside. You will live in a particularly idyllic setting amidst the numerous half-timbered buildings in the medieval town centre. Surrounded by historical buildings you pitch your tents in the midst of the sights of Regensburg, which you can reach just as easily on foot as the numerous restaurants of the city. Alternatively, you can move into a holiday apartment on the banks of the Danube or near the city park.A vacation rental in the countryside
If you like it a little quieter or if you travel with your family, look around in search of an apartment or vacation rental outside the centre. The districts of Galgenberg, Obergrisling and Burgweinting in the south, the idyllic outskirts of Sallern-Gallingkofen in the north and the western quarter, from where it is only a few steps to the Danube and the municipal bathing lake, offer ideal conditions for family holidays. The modernly furnished accommodations often also have fenced-in plots where both your children and the family dogs can let off steam to their heart's content.
Holidays in Regensburg
Travelers and Activities
Travellers who are interested in history, art and architecture will get their money's worth in Regensburg, because the practically completely preserved historic old town alone consists of 1,200 listed buildings, some of which can also be visited. Among them are highlights such as St. Peter's Cathedral, St. Johann's Collegiate Church or St. Emmeram's Castle Thurn und Taxis with its cosy museum café and the "Princely Brewery". In addition to the Porta Praetoria, the former Roman north gate, the royal villa and the oldest sausage roastery in the world, you should also visit the world-famous "Stone Bridge" with the bridge gate. This building, dating from 1135, is one of the most important bridges of the Middle Ages and was the model for Prague's Charles Bridge.Family holidays in the Danube metropolis
Regensburg is the ideal place to spend a family holiday with a combination of fun, action and a pinch of culture. Especially recommended are the child-friendly city tours with the city mouse, during which actors reenact parts of the city's history. Alternatively, you can explore with your children the Natural History Museum of Eastern Bavaria, which, in addition to its extensive collection, also offers children's events such as archery, an Indian camp or various workshops in summer. The offer is rounded off by the numerous theatres as well as the reptile zoo not far from your apartment in the Burgweinting district.
Things to know
Due to its exposed location at the mouth of the rivers Naab and Regen, the area of today's Regensburg was already an important settlement area in the Neolithic Age. The Romans also recognised the importance of the settlement and built it up around 90 AD to become the important legionary fort Castra Regina, making Regensburg one of the oldest cities in Germany and thus in the same breath as Cologne, Mainz, Trier and Xanten. Even after the withdrawal of the Romans, Regensburg was a consistently important city and even became Bavaria's first capital. The city centre, characterised by the architecture of many epochs, is still a mirror of history today.Regular events
Regensburg's varied programme of events begins with the consumer fair DOÑA in March and the folk festival "Dult", during which you can marvel at the picturesque old town panorama from the gondola of a Ferris wheel. We continue with the Regensburg Days of the School Theatre, the "Bavarian Jazz Weekend" and the "Regensburg Days of Early Music" in June. In summer, the regular open-air cinema events as well as the Bürgerfest, which always takes place in uneven years, attract tens of thousands of visitors to the Danube. The event year is rounded off by the traditional Christkindl market in December.
Every year more than 500,000 tourists stream to Regensburg.
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A visit to the Old Town Hall, the oldest part of which dates back to the middle of the 13th century, is part of every holiday in Regensburg for those interested in culture. Enter one of the first parliaments on German soil and learn about the significance of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation in the Reichstag Museum. The highlight for adventurers is not only the armoury but also the interrogation room with its frightening torture tools.Discover Regensburg's museum landscape
Museumgoers get their money's worth in Regensburg. The offer ranges from the historical museum, the Johannes Kepler Memorial House and the Cathedral Treasury Museum to the branches of the Bavarian National Museum in Thurn und Taxis Castle. In addition, the Danube Navigation Museum, the Watch Museum, the Golf Museum as well as the District Hospital Museum attract visitors. Small and large astronomers can also take a look at distant stars, planets and galaxies during a visit to the Volkssternwarte Regensburg.Regensburg specialities
If the city on the Danube is famous for something, it is for its Regensburg sausage. According to legend, this speciality, also known as "Regensburger Knacker", was first produced in the early 19th century and got its name from the production of neck meat. You should also try the Regensburg sausage salad, which is prepared with a spicy marinade of mustard, vinegar, chopped onions and oil. Those who prefer a sweet treat, on the other hand, can use the Reichstag confectionery, invented in 1663 by the Duke's court chef.Solve the mystery of the Illuminati
Are you in Regensburg with friends or family and looking for an adventure? Then face the challenge of the Challenge Room and unravel the mysteries of the Illuminati. You have an hour to solve the mystery as you crack locks, decipher secret order rituals, and gradually work your way through rooms lit by flickering candles. Can you solve the mystery before the clock runs out?By ship on the Danube
Get on board one of the ships of the Regensburg Crystal Fleet and enjoy the trip on one of the largest rivers in Germany. Admire the picturesque old town from the water or start a longer excursion to the steep cliffs of the Danube breakthrough.