Our Danube River Cruise – Regensburg


Our next stop up the Danube was Regensburg, which was a lot like Passau only bigger.  The World Heritage Committee listed Regensburg’s Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2006. It is the largest medieval old town north of the Alps, very well preserved, and dubbed “Italy’s most northern city.”   Pastel houses line narrow strasses that sooner or later lead to a platz. The weather for our day in Regensburg wasn’t as pleasant as it was in Passau but at least the rain held off until we were in the bus heading back to the ship.


Between 1135 and 1146, a  Stone Bridge across the Danube was built at Regensburg. This  opened major international trade routes between northern Europe and Venice and began Regensburg’s golden age as a residence of wealthy trading families. Regensburg became the cultural center of southern Germany and was celebrated for its gold…

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