The history of Regensburg started in the year 179 after Christ when emperor Marc Aurel founded a large military camp at the confluence of the Rivers Regen and Danube as protection against the Teutons. In the following centuries Regensburg developed from the first “capital” of Bavaria to one of the central hubs of commerce in Europe and with the Perpetual Imperial Assembly to one of the “capitals” of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
Almost unscathed by World War II the ensemble of the historical center of Regensburg was honored in 2006 with the title of a World Heritage Site. Around 1.000 single monuments are witnesses of the economic, political and cultural meaning of this fascinating city.
The Stone Bridge, one of the landmarks of Regensburg, was named the 8th wonder of the world and offers a magnificent view of the skyline of the city that is characterized by the medieval dynasty towers. Those prestige buildings of patrician families better known from Italy bespeak the enormous wealth of the merchants and are unique in Germany.
The cathedral St. Peter, the second landmark of Regensburg, not only impresses with its size and its Gothic architecture. With over 1.000 medieval glass plates it owns one of the largest collections of medieval glass paintings and makes the heavenly Jerusalem a tangible experience.
But Regensburg does not only mean culture but culinary pleasures as well. Amongst numerous street cafes and comfortable restaurants the Historic Wurstkuchl is a culinary highlight. In this maybe oldest still existing fast food restaurant almost nothing has changed over the last centuries. The homemade sausages are still grilled on the charcoal barbecue and served with self-made mustard and sauerkraut.
After the varied trip to Regensburg through the world’s largest hop growing area the journey back to Munich offers another highlight. Walhalla, one of the German national monuments of the 19th century was built by King Ludwig I. to honor leading lights of German politics, science and culture. The impressive building, the busts in the hall of fame and the view over the Danube valley round off a varied day.
|Kind of tour: private day tour up to 6 guests|
|Duration: up to 10 hours|
|Recommended time of departure: 08:00 h / 09:00 at the latest from Munich City|
|Estimated driving time to destination: ca. 1,5 hours from Munich|
|Included services: Pick up at your address in Munich – transfer to and at destination – all parking fees – transfer back to your address in Munich|
|Recommended apparel: depending on forecast, comfortable footwear|
Any ticket fees are not included
Price for this tour:
Price does not include ticket fees for any activities of your choice.