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Regensburg - More than Just Sausages

Regensburg is one of the best preserved old towns in Europe

Regensburg, a Bavarian city on the Danube River in southeast Germany, is known for its well-preserved medieval core. The 12th-century Stone Bridge, a 310m-long icon with 16 arches, crosses the river to the old town. The 13th-century Regensburg Cathedral, a twin-spired Gothic landmark, is home to the Regensburger Domspatzen choir.

St Peter's Cathedral

This is the best preserved medieval city in Germany, situated at the northernmost point of the Danube River, and has a special charm. Two millennia of history have remained alive here. The most Italian city north of the alps also offers world renown sights such as the Old Stone Bridge and St. Peters Cathedral.

To fall in love with this town, all you have to do is stroll through the narrow streets and alleys of the old town and you can see what the city once was and still is today. In contrast with many other city centers, the residents have not been ousted by office-workers.

A door with a "stooping stone" (enlarged in the insert).

Walking these narrow alleys, you may come across a front door with a small brass plate imbedded in the cobblestone sidewalk with a name and some dates on it. These are called "stooping stones", designed in such a way that you need to "stoop" over to read them - thus bending in honor of to the Jewish person commemorated on the plaque. This person lived in this house until the day in WWII where they were taken away and never returned!

The Stone Bridge at night in Regensburg

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