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Regensburg - a mediaeval metropolis

A July 2001 trip to Regensburg by Barb B

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Quote: The medieval town of Regensburg will transport you "back in time" -- without a time machine! Relics of the Stone age and Celtic times reside beside early Bavarian and Carolingian remains. Roman masonry can be found beside the road and splendid buildings in all styles : Romanesque to Classical - bear witness to its fantastic two-thousand-year old history.

Regensburg - a mediaeval metropolis

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Overview

City of Regensburg Photo, Regensburg, Germany
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The medieval town of Regensburg will transport you back in time -- without a time machine! Relics of the Stone age and Celtic times reside beside early Bavarian and Carolingian remains. Roman masonry can be found beside the road, just below street - level and splendid buildings in all styles: Romanesque, to Classical - bear witness to its fantastic two-thousand-year old past. Quick Tips: A walk around Regensburg, capital of the former free "Imperial City" proves to be a chance to travel back-in-time without a time machine! Located on the Eastern side of the River Danube, just beyond the Bavarian Forest, the Medieval Metropolis of Regen...Read More

The Bischofshof Restaurant

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Restaurant

The Bischofshof Restaurant Photo, Regensburg, Germany
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Fresh white radishes, soft golden pretzels and fresh jicima slices-- so, - just what do these items have in common?? When combined with a small pot of spiced nippy cheese dip, they create an extremely popular appetizer served throughout Northern Bavaria. Situated at the heart of Regensburg’s popular Medieval city-center, the Bischofshof Restaurant specializes in authentic, regional cuisine prepared from only the freshest ingredients which are treated with restraint, respect and skill. A courtyard of outdoor tables, surrounded by walls of cascading flowers swamp the walkway leading to the restaurant‘s entry. An elegant, yet unpretentious atmosphere greets yo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2001

The Bischofshof Restaurant
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Regensburg, Germany

Haidplatz

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Attraction | "What's Happenin' at Haidplatz"

Haidplatz Photo, Regensburg, Germany
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According to legend, during the 17th century a famous French surgeon attempted to cross Regensburg’s Haidplatz square on a tight-rope. In order to make things a bit more interesting he tied fireworks to his body. His subsequent fall, coupled with the huge explosion which followed, would be material for international headlines even today! Such dramatic exhibitions don’t normally happen today but you will find jugglers, fire-eaters and stilt-men at the summer festival in Haidplatz square. One of Regensburg’s oldest squares, it originated as a triangular meadow just west of the Roman fortress. Today it is still a focal point -- with a variety of cafes, shops and pubs surrounding the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2001

Haidplatz
Haidplatz Square
Regensburg, Germany

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