Monday, May 28, 2012

May 11 - Regensburg Bavaria

This was the planned itinerary for today.

Friday May 11- Full Day in Regensburg
Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, built in 179 BC by the Romans, today it stands as one of the largest and most well preserved cities in Bavaria. The tour includes such sights as the Old Town Hall, the Dom St. Peter, the Roman Gates at Porta Pretoria, and one of the oldest stone bridges over the Danube. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure and depart for Nuremberg just after dinner.
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Instead of joining the escorted walking tour of town, we stayed on board and had pedicures done in the spa.
We relaxed and caught up on email and I had a bloody Mary while John was having his pedicure.

Most people came back to the boat for lunch, but we chose to go out and sample some good sausages on our own for a change.

Regensburg is a prosperous city of about 150,000 inhabitants, 3 universities and many landmarks, most dated to the Middle Ages (e.g. the Cathedral of St. Peter, Old City Hall and Imperial Diet, and the Stone Bridge). Since July 2006 the old city of Regensburg has been a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The terrace is the photo is the "Wurstkuchl" just at the Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge), founded over 500 years ago and presumably the oldest fast food restaurant in the world.  It was too crowded so we crossed the stone bridge to find somewhere else.

First order of business is lunch!

A glass of cool beer is ideal with the sausages: the traditional brands of beer in Regensburg are made by the Bischofshof, Spital, Kneitinger and Thurn & Taxis breweries.

These are white sausages, you order by the number you want "6 and kraut". I loved the semi-sweet mustard they served with the sausages.

Waitress is local dress at an outdoor café.

Benedictine Monastery of St. Emmeram, which is both a parish church and the chapel of the Thurn and Taxis family. The sanctuary is a riot of Baroque plaster and gilding layered onto a pre-Romansque building.

Regensburg escaped damage from Allied bombs in World War II, its architectural heritage consists of original buildings instead of postwar replicas.

Dom St. Peter, a.k.a. St. Peter's Cathedral, which was built on the site of an earlier Romanesque church (portions of which are integrated into the current Gothic structure). Its façade is a patchwork of two materials: limestone and a greenish sandstone.

It was a beautiful day to stroll and window shop.

We sauntered back to the boat.
Dinner was on board and then we set sail for Nuremburg.

The crew put on their talent show.


  1. co-incidence - a neighbour of mine has just returned from Resenburg.

  2. Finally catching up... those sausages look amazing! Now I'm hungry.

  3. Lived there for 8 years. I've been back maybe 6 times. Isn't a day that goes by I don't wanrt to go back.


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