Regensburg Bavaria

Regensburg Bavaria, Germany

I’m a fan of stone bridges as many of you know. Like the wooden doors we looked at in the previous blog, stone bridges always share a wealth of history because of the boots, the wheels, the armies, the families, the animals, the laborers, the politicians, and the merchants who once-upon-a-time crossed the bridge. Stone also suggests permanence and that’s exactly what we have in Regensburg.

Between 1135 and 1146, Regensburg built a stone bridge across the Danube that altered its fortunes forever. Once opened for traffic, this bridge became a major international artery that connected northern Europe with Venice. Wealth arrived and Regensburg became a cultural center celebrated for its gold-work and fabrics. You can read more of its history here.

There were Stone Age settlements in this area and the Celts called it Radisbona. The Romans built a fort here in 179 A.D. called Castra Regina, which means ‘fortress by the River Regen’ and there are Roman structures to be see today in this city. Regensburg is situated at the confluence of the River Danube and the River Regen. To read more about the latter, go here

Despite bombing in WWII, most of the medieval part of the city survived the war and is now a UNESCO World Heritage SiteHere’s a quote from Wiki-travel: The main attraction of Regensburg is its excellently preserved medieval city centre with the cathedral and the stone bridge being the highlights. As one of the few cities in Germany largely undamaged during the Second World War, Regensburg boasts the largest preserved medieval city centre in Germany. It is sometimes called “the northernmost city of Italy” due to the lively places and streets with lovely outdoor cafes during summer, as well as the large number of Italian-style medieval merchant houses and towers. The historic centre lies next to the river Danube (Donau), and crossing the medieval stone bridge into the town provides a perfect entrance to the city.

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