The 10 Best Things to Do in Regensburg, Germany

October 11, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Founded by the Romans in 179 AD as Casta Regina (meaning Fortress by the River Regen), Regensburg is one of Germany's oldest towns. It was relatively spared from Allied bombings during World War II. Today, many flock to see the wonderfully intact old city and its many medieval structures. The 12th-century Stone Bridge was used by Crusaders en route to the Holy Land. The Regensburg Cathedral (or Dom St. Peter) is one of southern Germany's finest examples of Gothic architecture.
Restaurants in Regensburg

1. Old Town

Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany +49-941-507-4410-4411-4412
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4.5 based on 796 reviews

Old Town

Reviewed By roy v - Traralgon, Australia

We are staying right in theOld Town and it certainly is the place to stay to get the feel of what Regensburg has to offer.
The amount of historic churches and other medieval building is terrific. Great museums around every corner and traditional places to eat every where you look..
What a history there is here to discover, way back to the Romans.
Would not stay else where we are loving it .

2. Golf Museum

Taendlergasse 3, 93047, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 941 51074
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

Golf Museum

The history of golf comes alive in a heritage-listed townhouse in the heart of Regensburg, just a stone´s throw from the Cathedral. You will experience an unforgettable journey through the history of golf from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era. More than 1200 exhibits and rarities have been collected together worldwide, wherever the Anglo-Saxons left their traces, tastefully presented and atmospherically illuminated in medieval vaults of an old patrician house. Beside a variety of multimedia shows including a kids corner the curator of the golf museum and golf historian Peter Insam also offers daily guided museum tours.

Reviewed By Tom L - Kansas City, Missouri

This was soooo worth the 5E to get in. Peter has the best collection of golf memorabilia and historical artifacts in the World. Not knowing where the small winding staircase would lead, the result was amazing. Nestled below the streets of Regensburg, perhaps one of the best sights in the city. Thank you Peter for an outstanding excursion of golf history.

3. Alte Kapelle

Alter Kornmarkt 8, 93047, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 941 57973
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4.5 based on 246 reviews

Alte Kapelle

Reviewed By susanwalsh - Glasgow

This is a superb example of a baroque rococco church with fabulous roof and wall paintings. The only problem is that viewing is confined behind grilles and it is really difficult to see the wonderful organ and side chapels. There seemed little point in buying the guide book as one couldn't get to see the various altars and paintings.

4. St. Emmeram Church

Emmeramsplatz, 93047, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 941 51030
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4.5 based on 140 reviews

St. Emmeram Church

Reviewed By Hendrik_NL - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

St. Emmeram is a famous name in Regensburg. It is the place of the former St Emmeram monastery, from with this church is the remaining structure. On the foundation of the former monastery, the Thurn und Taxis palace has been built. (Logically next door to the church and also to be recommended for a tour). The St. Emmeram Church has ben founded in the 7th century and assumed the current lay-out in the 18th century. You can spend some time marveling at the splendid appointments. It is my opinion that, instead of writing many words about my impressions, it is better to add some photographs (more than a thousand words, yes); this is what I did. Do not skip the important St. Emmeram area when visiting Regensburg. It is only a 10 minute walk from the Domplatz.

5. Cathedral of St Peter's

Domplatz 5, 93047, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 941 5971662
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Cathedral of St Peter's

Regensburg's skyline is dominated by the two towers of this 13th-century Cathedral.

Reviewed By roy v - Traralgon, Australia

We are staying just around the corner from this magnificent Cathedral so have passed it every day and it always has that wow factor, This morning we went to a service to hear for ourselves the lovely organ and the singing that seems to drift right through this superbly built Cathedral. There are soo many great features in this Gothic masterpiece which took over 200 years to build starting in 1273 so it has seen some history go past it’s doors. On the outside to are hundreds of statues that all tell a story, one could look for hours and still miss significant items. We looked for ages at the front before we found St. Peter in a boat with the key. See if you can spot him .
You cannot come to town and not visit, it sure would be hard to miss. Enjoy , we did.

6. Haidplatz

Haidplatz, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
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4.5 based on 140 reviews

Haidplatz

Reviewed By Betula103 - Australia

In Medieval times this area [Heather Place] became the site for the new town. The Golden Cross house with its tower dates from the early 12th century and from the 16th century has been a hotel/guesthouse with many princes, emperors and other important people staying here.

7. Altes Rathaus

Rathausplatz 1, 93047, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 941 5073442
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Altes Rathaus

Reviewed By Daniel P

I wouldn't go out of my way to see the Regensburg Rathaus since it doesn't really compare to some of the other medieval examples in Bavaria, however you will undoubtedly look up at it as you walk along the river or across the stone bridge.

8. Old Stone Bridge

Steinerne Brucke, 93059, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Old Stone Bridge

This 12th-century bridge still stands, a tribute to medieval engineering technology.

Reviewed By roy v - Traralgon, Australia

Today while wandering around town we went down to the famous stone bridge and learnt a bit more of it’s great history.
Surely a great feat of construction in it’s day and it is good it is not open to vehicles anymore . Great for walkers and it will help preserve it for ever. We went across to the other side of town and we were surprised how fast the Danube River flows.
At the moment the far side is under renovation and is completely covered, they have built a steel walkway out the side of the bridge to walk on .
Some great historic story about the bet between the builder of the bridge and the builder of the Cathedral over the other side,,interesting but.
I will say no more you go and find out for yourself , Great to see.

9. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Am Oelberg 1, 93047, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 941 22444
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Reviewed By unescotravelbug - Wooster, Ohio

This Protestant church is situated on the south of the Haidplatz with rather plain looking exteriors but rich woodwork design interiors. The wooden choir loft is above the sanctuary and pipe organ is encased with dark wood frame. There is no glittering of gilded statues or carved stucco. The church tower is opened to public for the views of the city. Free will offering or 2 euros to access. It take 102 steps to go up and the views from there is breath-taking, all the red roofed town houses,the City Hall clock tower and Gothic spires from St. Peter and tower of St. Emmeram all within your views. The church's historical cemetery Gesandtenfriedhof is another interesting place to walk through but names on the grave stones are difficult to recognize,not sure who they were. By judging their elegant designs I would think there are some important citizens buried in this place.

10. Neupfarrplatz

Neupfarrplatz, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 941 5074410
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Neupfarrplatz

Reviewed By tank1050 - Wescosville, Pennsylvania

This neat platz is just a short walk from the Cathedral and right behind the Neupfarrkirche with its distinctive twin spires. The plaza has lots of places to eat and shop all around it. When we were there were numerous vendors with their fruits, nuts and veggies among others. The old cobblestone streets provide a neat feeling of just how old this place is. Lots of sights are a nearby walk.

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