36 Sights in Regensburg, Germany (with Map and Images)
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1. Old Town HallBook Ticket*
In the old medieval town hall of Regensburg on the town hall square, three buildings of different periods can be distinguished: Reichsaalgebäude with bay windows to the south, then Portalgebäude with stairs and gate passages, and to the east of the passages are the oldest aristocratic town hall buildings with town hall towers. In this oldest building, there are the mayor's headquarters and reception room, as well as other rooms in related offices and registration offices. The rest of the city council's offices and civic offices are located in the new town hall in California. 500 metres east of Dachauplatz
2. Emmeramer Tor
The New Emmeramer Gate is one of the five preserved city gates of the medieval city fortifications of Regensburg, built around 1320. The well-preserved New Emmeramer Gate replaced the Old Emmeram Gate of the Arnulfine city wall, built around 920, which was located at the southern end of the Upper Bachgasse further northeast at the rounding of the city wall between Obermünster and Sankt Emmeram Abbey. Until 1907, when the neighbouring Helenentor was built and Helenenstraße was laid out, the Emmeramer Tor was an important gateway for the population of Regensburg to the neighbouring farming village of Kumpfmühl to the south, where vegetables were grown and flour was produced. Without this gateway, the village of Kumpfmühl would only have been accessible to the townspeople in a roundabout way, e.g. via the Jakobstor. In the 18th century, the gate offered easy access to the then newly created parks of Fürst-Anselm-Allee.
3. Schloss Pürkelgut
Today's Schloss Pürkelgut is a moated castle in the southeast of Regensburg. The castle was built in 1728 for the merchant Johann Jakob Pürkel and is considered one of the most important baroque secular buildings in the city. Since the late Middle Ages, the castle had several estates as precursors. The castle complex is listed as an architectural monument under the file number D-3-62-000-341. It is also listed as a ground monument under the file number D-3-6938-0851 with the description "archaeological findings of the Middle Ages and the early modern period in the area of the former moated castle Pürkelgut and the associated economy, including the traces of predecessor buildings, older construction phases as well as abandoned buildings and components".
4. Sankt Johann
The St. Johann collegiate church in Regensburg is the spiritual center of St. Johann, founded in 1127. It is consecrated to St. John the Baptist and John the evangelist. The church is located in the immediate vicinity of the St. Peter cathedral on the Krauterermarkt 5. It is located between the cathedral square in the south and the Bischofshof in the north. The collegiate church has had an eventful history over the centuries. The originally Ottonian building had to be removed in favor of an extension of the Wester of the Regensburg Cathedral. This was how a Gothic building was built on the site of today's church, which in the 1760s experienced a passionate baroque redesign. After a fire in 1887, the church was rebuilt in neo -baroque forms.
5. Sankt Anton
The listed Catholic parish church of St. Anton, is named after Saint Anthony of Padua, attribute: baby Jesus on the arm, who is called Schlamperltoni in the Bavarian vernacular when searching for lost objects. The church is located outside the old town of Regensburg, south of the railway line and east of the main station in the district of Kasernenviertel at Furtmayrstraße 22, adjacent to the Lower Catholic Cemetery. The church is a brick-concrete skeleton building built after 1920 in the style of a three-nave Romanesque basilica, in the east with two side chapels in honour of Mary, in the west with a transept.
The East Gate, built from 1284 on the eastern edge of today's old town of Regensburg, was one of six gate towers of the former city fortifications and was built to protect the then so-called "Ostenvorstadt". The gate was built over the arterial road leading east to Vienna and was thus the city gate through which the respective emperor coming from Vienna entered the city. The Gothic representative, five-storey building was built by members of the Regensburg Cathedral Builders' Lodge, according to stonemasonry signs found, and is today one of the best-preserved Gothic city gates in Germany.
7. Dominkanerkirche St. Blasius
The buildings of the Dominican Church St. Blasius in the western old town of Regensburg, are located on a large area in the center of the western old town, west of the Trinity Church, between the alleys Am Ölberg, the Predigergasse, and the Beraiterweg, which takes up the exit of the underground car park Bismarckplatz. The entrance to the Dominican Church is located in the west at the small Albertus-Magnus-Platz in front of the entrance, which then merges directly into the large Bismarckplatz. In the south, the former monastery buildings border on Ägidienplatz.
8. Scots Monastery
The Scots Monastery is the former Benedictine Abbey of St James (Jakobskirche) in Regensburg, Germany. It was founded in the 11th century by Irish missionaries and for most of its history was in the hands of first Irish, then Scottish monks. In Middle Latin, Scotti meant Gaels, not differentiating Ireland from Scotland, so that the term Schottenstift dates from the Irish period. The full official name of the actual church, the most prominent building within the abbey complex, is Die irische Benediktinerklosterkirche St. Jakob und St. Gertrud.
9. Jüdisches Gemeindezentrum
The Jewish community center with Regensburg synagogue is the new community center of the "Jewish municipality of Regensburg". It was inaugurated on February 27, 2019, 80 years after the destruction of the new synagogue and exactly 500 years after the expulsion of the Jews from the Reichstadt Regensburg. It was built on the property "Am Brixener Hof 2", on which the new synagogue stood until the pogrom of November 1938 and on which there was only a temporary community hall after the Second World War.
Wikipedia: Jüdisches Gemeindezentrum mit Synagoge Regensburg (DE)
The Trinity Church is a Protestant, early Baroque, columnless hall church in the Gesandtenstraße, in the old town of Regensburg. The church was built from 1627 to 1631 according to plans by Hanns Carl and was one of the first new Evangelical Lutheran churches in Bavaria. The church is considered the largest new church building in the then free imperial city of Regensburg. and is a popular destination for visitors because of the climbable church tower with a view over the old town.
11. Karmelitenkirche Sankt Joseph
The Carmelite Church of St. Josef am Alten Kornmarkt in the old town of Regensburg is the monastery church of the convent of St. Joseph the Discalced Carmelites as well as the most important confession and adoration church of Regensburg. The high baroque church building with echoes of the Italian style was built in the years 1660 to 1673 according to the plans of a previously unknown architect. Possible authors are Carlo Lurago, Antonio Petrini or a pupil of Petrini.
12. Volkssternwarte Regensburg
The Public Observatory Regensburg is an astronomical observatory located in Regensburg, Germany. Its history dates back to the year 1774 when Saint Emmeram's Abbey dedicated two towers to astronomical observations. For the most time, it served for educational purposes. Today it is run by a non-profit organization, the Verein der Freunde der Sternwarte Regensburg e. V. . The observatory is accessible for visitors on Friday evenings.
13. Schloss Weichs
Schloss Weichs is a listed building at Weichser Schlossgasse 11 a in the Weichs district of the city of Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. The complex is registered under the file number D-3-62-000-1318 as a listed monument of Regensburg. It is also listed as a ground monument under the file number D-3-6938-0055 in the Bavarian Atlas as "archaeological findings in the area of the former castle of Weichs, previously medieval castle".
14. Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie
The Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie (KOG) is an art collection of works by German artists from the former German eastern territories and the German settlement areas in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Until reunification, works by artists from the GDR were also collected. The seat in Regensburg is also to be seen in connection with the patronage of the city for the interests of the Sudeten Germans.
The Lower Münsterkirche in Regensburg, built around 1150 at the end of the Romanesque and baroque in the 17th century, was the church of the former canon monastery of the Reich Abbey Niedermünster, which was dissolved in Bavaria in 1803. After the transmission of the buildings to the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1810, the Lower Münsterkirche has served as a cathedral parish church since 1824.
The Church of St. Theresia in the district of Kumpfmühl is a former monastery church of the Discalced Carmelites. Today the church is a side church of the Wolfgangskirche in the parish of St. Wolfgang. The Church of St. Theresia is located with the former monastery and seminary building on the corner of Kumpfmühler Straße / Gutenbergstraße in the district Kumpfmühl of Regensburg.
The bridge tower in the old town of Regensburg marks the southern end of the Stone Bridge crossing the Danube. It was built as one of several gate towers at the end of the 13th and beginning of the 14th century during the construction of the medieval city fortifications of Regensburg. The bridge tower is the only one of three towers on the Stone Bridge that has been preserved.
18. St. Oswald
The Church of St. Oswald is an Evangelical Lutheran church in the western part of Regensburg on the south bank of the Danube, today belonging to the parish of the Trinity Church. The construction of the collegiate church goes back to the time around 1290, when a Carmelite monastery was built there, but it was abandoned again in 1367, when the Carmelites migrated to Straubing.
The Diocese Museums Regensburg are the museums of the Diocese of Regensburg in Regensburg. In detail, these are:the Museum Ortisei Cathedral Square No. 2 Location: 49° 1′ 8.6" N, 12° 5′ 57.7" E the Cathedral Treasury Location: 49° 1′ 12.3" N, 12° 5′ 50.9" E the depot administration and workshops in the Obermünster Location: 49° 0′ 58" N, 12° 5′ 40" E
20. Donau-Schiffahrts-Museum Regensburg
The Regensburg Museum of Danube Shipping is a maritime museum of river shipping on the river Danube and other rivers, sited in the town of Regensburg in Germany. It also contains art collections on that topic, along with material on boatmen's work and training. Its main exhibits are the steam tugboat Ruthof / Érsekcsanád and the diesel tug Freudenau.
Wikipedia: Regensburg Museum of Danube Shipping (EN), Website
The Roman tower in the old town of Regensburg dominates the cityscape at the Alter Kornmarkt with its massive block shape. The Romanesque residential tower belonged to the ducal palatinate and was connected to the neighbouring ducal court to the south by a walk-in Schwibbogen, which was demolished in 1855 and reinstalled in a simple form in 1937/40.
22. Museum der Bayerischen Geschichte
The House of Bavarian History: Museum, also known as Museum of Bavarian History, in the old town of Regensburg on the southern bank of the Danube is a museum on modern and contemporary Bavarian history. The founding director is historian and museum expert Richard Loibl. The museum opened on 5 June 2019 after eight years of planning and construction.
23. Sankt Andreas
Prüfening Abbey was a Benedictine monastery on the outskirts of Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany. Since the beginning of the 19th century it has also been known as Prüfening Castle. Notably, its extant dedicatory inscription, commemorating the founding of the abbey in 1119, was created by printing and is a unique document of medieval typography.
24. St. Leonhard
The Roman Catholic branch church of St. Leonhard, located in the western old town of Regensburg, was assigned to the former Johanniterkommende St. Leonhard and is today a branch church of the parish Herz Jesu. The Romanesque, three-nave building is considered the oldest hall church in Bavaria and is dedicated to Saint Leonhard of Limoges.
25. Steinerne Brücke
The Stone Bridge in Regensburg, Germany, is a 12th-century bridge across the Danube linking the Old Town with Stadtamhof. For more than 800 years, until the 1930s, it was the city's only bridge across the river. It is a masterwork of medieval construction and an emblem of the city.
The Dörnbergpark is a 7.4 hectare park, a little west of St. Emmeram Castle and the Helenentor, the exit from the old town of Regensburg. From Bismarckplatz, this important monument of 19th century garden art is also only a short distance to the south.
27. Saint Peter's Cathedral
Regensburg Cathedral, also known as St. Peter's Cathedral, is an example of important Gothic architecture within the German state of Bavaria. It is a landmark for the city of Regensburg, Germany, and the seat of the Catholic Diocese of Regensburg.
28. Kepler Gedächtnishaus
The Kepler Memorial House in Regensburg is the death of the astronomer Johannes Kepler. In autumn 1630, Kepler took quarters in the house, which was owned by the merchant Hillebrand Hilli since 1622. Kepler died here on November 15, 1630.
29. St. Matthäus
The parish church of St. Matthäus is in Graf-Spee-Straße 1 in the barracks district of Regensburg. The municipality belongs to the Deanery of Regensburg in the Regensburg church district of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.
The Justitiabrunnen is a magnificent Baroque fountain in the center of the historic old town of Regensburg. It was created in 1656 by the sculptor Leoprand Hilmer in the course of the construction of the new water supply of the city.
31. St. Wolfgang
The Catholic parish church of St. Wolfgang is an expressionist church building in the Regensburg district of Kumpfmühl. It was planned by Dominikus Böhm, built until 1939 and is dedicated to Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg.
Otto Herbert Hajek was a German abstract painter, graphic artist and sculptor. His architecture -related estate and its photo archive are located in the Southwest German archive for architecture and engineering.
Herzogspark is a 1.5-hectare (3.7-acre) municipal park, with small botanical garden, located on the banks of the Danube at the western edge of the old city, at Hundsumkehr Strasse, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany.
34. Villa Rustica
The Villa Rustica Burgweinting is the name of a Roman estate near Burgweinting-Harting, a district of Regensburg, Bavaria. The remains of the villa rustica found are dated to the third and fourth centuries AD.
35. St. Maria
The Roman Catholic side church of St. Maria in the Irl district of Regensburg is a listed hall church, which was built in Rococo style in 1759. She is also looked after by the parish of St. Martin in Barbing.
The Islinger Feld is located in the southern part of Regensburg, about 3.5 km as the crow flies from Regensburg Cathedral St. Peter. It stretches south of the A 3 motorway between Oberisling and Burgweinting.
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