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Jun 21, 2019 - Day 38 - Regensburg

Day 38 - Friday 21 June 19 - Regensburg While at breakfast we met a very friendly English speaking German couple who we had a very pleasant 15 minute discussion. They recommended a visit to the National Monument at Walhalla. Our first task for the day was to walk the city which initially included the Schlosspark St Emmeram which at the time we did not realise was a private park. It was by coincidence that we made our way around but not through the park to the Palace Museum with St Emmeram Cloisters at 1045hrs; 15 minutes before a guided...

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Jun 20, 2019 - Day 37 - Regensburg from Austria

Day 37 - Thursday 20 June 19 - Depart Austria for Regensburg, Germany. We awoke this morning at 0700 hrs to a cacophony of brass instruments from directly outside our second story window. It is Corpus Christi day, a public holiday in both Austria and Germany and the band that played so beautifully is back again. Having completed their music piece, we watched our hotel owner hand out a shot of schnapps to each of the musicians. In doubt of the effect of road closures for 0900 hrs Corpus Christi parade we departed St Wolfgang at 0830 hrs for...

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Sep 24, 2018 - Regensburg, Germany

The ship had to dock more than a short walk from the city center. Once, off the coach we met our assigned guide, who told us she was a volunteer to the city’s historical society. Following her was a delight, she told us about this “Spellbinding City of Marcus Aurelius.” We witnessed this true medieval city untouched by World War II bombing and rich in architectural splendor. Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To get acquainted with this gem, we explored it on foot. Our guide shared a...

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Aug 20, 2018 - Regensburg

According to our map book we had visited Regensburg in 2013. Neither of us could remember the town until we got there. We enjoyed wandering through the town and along the Danube once again. We remembered that Regensburg was famous for its tall house towers, which were very much in existence. There was a number of hotel boats moored. We talked to a couple from California who told us they had changed boats by being bused from Passau to Regensburg because of the low water levels. This confirmed what we had already been told. We had an...

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Dec 5, 2017 - Regensburg

We had a slow start to the day for a change. We were not due to dock at Regensburg till 10:00 am. We had a later breakfast and got ready for the tour. We rafted beside a Uniworld ship and walked over their sun deck to the dockside where we met our guide. Her English was very good and her pronunciation precise. We walked with her towards the old bridge. It is stone and was built in the 1100s with over 16 arches and is over 1,000 feet long. Quite and impressive feat 850 years ago, and a testimony to its builders that it is still standing and...

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Aug 5, 2015 - Disaster Averted

Regensburg, Germany Our cruise is from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers. Guess what! Europe has been in a heat wave that has affected the level of the rivers. We could not continue on our boat because it would not float. There was some discussion about cancelling the cruise completely but then the travel company found a riverboat above the point where the water was too low. A plan was made to swap passengers. Unfortunately this meant we had to pack up – something everyone rued. We were able to continue on our boat,...

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Jun 7, 2015 - Day 29 - Regensburg

Day 29 - Sunday 7th June, 2015 - Regensburg Enjoyed a sleep in this morning after travelling through the night again, and the dining room this morning was initially very sparsely occupied - lots of folk partied on last night until they closed the lounge. We enjoyed participating in the German tradition called “Fruhschoppen” this morning. The custom means “an alcoholic drink before midday in company” and is the German and Austrian tradition of meeting up at the pub or inn in the late morning, after church. Of course they provided orange...

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Swiss Trip 2015

Jun 6, 2015 - Regensburg Germany

This morning we walked with our guide around the quaint town of Regensburg. Unfortunately the famous Old Stone Bridge was shrouded in canvas and scaffolding for repairs so Gudrun, our guide, showed us a picture of what it looks like. The bridge 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. We wound our way through the narrow streets to the Dom...

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Aug 1, 2014 - Regensburg, Germany (Cruise Day 9)

8/1/14, Friday We had a wonderful day in Regensburg. It is another medieval city started in 13 AD but officially became a city in 171 AD when the Romans arrived. It is considered one of the best preserved medieval city in Germany. We crossed over the "Old Stone Bridge", built between 1135 and 1146. It is considered a miracle of engineering at the time and is Germany's oldest bridge. The Knights of the Second and Third Crusades used that bridge to cross the Danube on their way to the Holy Land as it was the only solid crossing for more than...

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2014 European Trip

May 26, 2014 - Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg is one of Bavaria's beautiful cities and one of the most well preserved medieval towns. It''s history dates back 2000 years and it's Roman Gates are still standing. Since the town escaped damage from the war, it's architectural gems are still here. The Old Stone Bridge was a miracle of engineering in its time , built between 1135 and 1146, it was used by knights in the crusades to cross the Danube on their way to the Holy Land. Interesting story, in that the building of the bridge caused changes in the water flow and the...

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May 14, 2014 - Regensburg

Wednesday May 14 -- Regensburg We went through a number of locks during the night and when we awoke we were going with the flow of the river rather than against it. We had crossed the watershed during the night. We spent the morning sitting on the front deck watching the ship progress through a few more locks and taking some photos of residences high on the surrounding hillsides. We also saw our first brood of cygnets today but were not in time to take a photograph. We ate a continental breakfast in the small lounge on the front deck, then...

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Aug 15, 2013 - Regensburg

Today we visited the UNESCO World Heritage town of Regensburg. Although it was a German Public Holiday the town was not too busy. The history of the town goes back to Roman times when the Romans established a fort by the River Danube in around 80 AD. After the Roman Empire fell in the 5th century Germanic settlers inhabited the region. Over time because of its position on the Danube it became an important trading city. Today due to it surviving World War II largely unscathed it has many Romanesque and Gothic buildings in its old quarter. It...

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