Regensburg

around town

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churches & more
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Roman stuff
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Along the Danube

The Danube looking west towards the Stone Bridge The Danube looking east
The Danube looking west towards the Stone Bridge The Danube looking east
the Brückturm (bridge tower) The Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge) dates back to the 12th century. The tower and gate at left, looking towards the bridge, is called the Brückturm (bridge tower). It used to be the only entrance from and to the bridge.

The bridge had two more towers, the Schwarze Turm (black tower) at the other end, and the Mittelturm, (middle tower) in the middle.

Regensburg suffered through a number of wars, the Thirty Years War, the Napoleonic Wars, and World War Two. Both towers were heavily damaged when the Austrians fought Napoleon, and never rebuilt. A section of the bridge was also blown up when the German army retreated towards the end of WWII.


A walk around town

Narrow lanes crisscross the old town tower house Narrow lanes crisscross the old town
Narrow lanes crisscross the old town. Unique to Regensburg are the towers which were owned by patricians. Today, they are coveted real estate again for the wealthy, but the one shown above houses a restaurant, the David, on the Watmarkt, with a roof terrace.

a colorful corner sign, Walfisch restaurant Goliath Haus
a colorful corner Sign of the restaurant Walfisch
Jonah and the Whale
and some traveling folk
Goliath Haus
a 16th century merchant's house
depicting David an Goliath

sermon to the geese sermon to the geese
Modern statue in the beer garden of the the Restaurant & Hotel Bischofshof, illustrating a medieval legend about the Sermon to the Geese, depicting good and evil. In the front, the priest is giving a benevolent sermon to the geese, in the back – unfortunately not caught well by me – his coat is open and reveals a fox, who has already grabbed one of the geese.

The Haidplatz

The Haidplatz The Haidplatz (square) served a locale for festivities and tournaments. The building to the left, the Thon-Dittner Palais, has a big courtyard in which plays and concerts are performed. At the other end of the square is the Altstadthotel Arch, and the view below is the one out of my window.

view form my hotel window


More…

post office across from the cathedral a quiet corner a quiet corner
the post office across from the cathedral a quiet corner

view of cathedral, click here for more
churches & more
Roman stuff, click here for more
Roman stuff
Medieval things, click here for more
medieval things

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