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A view of the city with St. Peter to the left.
Regensburg UNESCO world heritage in the centre of Europe Is there a place quite like Regensburg? Of course not. Regensburg is a sensation. It is young, but full of history, garnished with an Italian flavour and placed right in the centre of Europe. Then there are the sights, such as the wellknown cathedral St. Peter, the stony bridge. Nowadays, Regensburg is far from being an insider’s tip, as it was named an UNESCO world heritage city in 2006. But secrets are lurking everywhere, are whispering in the alleys and revealing their magic to each new visitor. TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS I PHOTOS: REGENSBURG TOURISMUS GMBH / AGENTUR FOUAD VOLLMER
Granted, when you look at Germany as a whole, Regensburg may not be located at the heart of it. However, taking a European perspective, one quickly realises that visiting Regensburg comes naturally when crossing Europe. Munich, Frankfurt and Prague form a web around the lively city and even long-distance bicycle riders 56 | Issue 50 | May 2017
will roll through it, as it is a junction for the EuroVelo6 (Nantes, France to Constanta, Romania), the Donau bicycle path (Donaueschingen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary) and many more. It is not only the bicycle routes that herald Regensburg’s international appeal. There
is a distinct Italian feel to the city’s architecture, as well as its way of life. Citizens of Regensburg are embracing summer full on. Life on the streets is vibrant and resembles the active southern European metropolises. Street festivals are ubiquitous in everybody’s calendars and the opportunities for them are diverse. Jazz, jubilees and traditions make for a full plate of attractive activities. Modern life meets historic backdrop If you would like to experience Regensburg’s unique sense of life forthrightly, there is no better starting point than the Tourist Information in the old town hall. Here you begin with a guided city tour, which will take you around what is called the
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