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Old Town of Regensburg UNESCO World Heritage Site

Old Town of Regensburg UNESCO World Heritage Site
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This medieval town contains many buildings of exceptional quality that testify to its history as a trading center and to its influence on the region from the 9th century. A notable number of historic structures span some two millennia and include ancient Roman, Romanesque and Gothic buildings. Regensburg’s 11th- to 13th-century architecture – including the market, city hall and cathedral – still defines the character of the town marked by tall buildings, dark and narrow lanes, and strong fortifications. The buildings include medieval patrician houses and towers, a large number of churches and monastic ensembles as well as the 12th-century Old Bridge, which dates from. The town is also remarkable for the vestiges testifing to its rich history as one of the centres of the Holy Roman Empire that turned to Protestantism.

[ Source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1155 ]

Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regensburg
Tags: Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, UNESCO World Heritage Site


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"is there a walking map available for Regensburg or a guide to discover the highlights in one day time?" (posted 08/20/2014)

Yes, there are in our apartment and in the tourist information a map specifically for the World Heritage zone. If you remain within the World Heritage area has its accommodation, you can reach the main sights within a few minutes walk. There is also an Android app for visits, but unfortunately only in German. But the tourist info also offers guided tours in English. However: it will be difficult to create everything in one day, even if you only want to see the highlights. Two to three days we would recommend at least. Here is a map of the town for download: http://www.regensburg.de/sixcms/media.php/20/RTG_Altstadtbereich_2014_01.pdf
Answer provided by Klaus Schramm on 08/20/2014
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Hi Henny, in Regensburg and in our apartments you find a'walking' map of the old citiy. YOu can make a plan, what you`d like to see and you will get everywhere within a few minutes. Or you walk with one of the guided tours, where did Offered by the Tourist information several times a day. So we have a little tourist train with audioguide. In the tourist information you so can get audio guided tours for walking throu the old town. Have a good time in Regensburg and enjoy your stay! Best Regards Christine
Answer provided by Christine HIeronymus on 08/20/2014
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Hi Henny, there is a trail map and a guide of attractions in Regensburg. Both can be ordered from www.regensburg.de. All the best for you, Best regards from Regensburg, Regensburg Sabine Eppinger Sparrow
Answer provided by Sabine Eppinger on 08/20/2014
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