The city has been inhabited for 2 thousand years.
BMW and Siemens are main employers here.
The “Old Stone Bridge” with 16 arches, is 900 years old… finished in 1135. . They just completed a restoration in 2018 that took 8 years at a cost of 2 Million €. The originally took only 11 years.
“Castra Regina” original name of the city from Romans in 179AD hense the name….Regensburg
Wall painting on facade of David and Goliath… is on a medieval building….
Parts of the old Castra Regina from Roman time still exist
Pink building ….Tuscan residential tower. … upper floors above the next building are only used for storage.
“To advise” means ratskelker or council member
Medieval jurisdiction (a torture chamber) in the basement of the city hall.
Common measuring system came with Napoleon. Before that, each city had their own hence you will find the distance from one town would be different than the return trip.
The cathedral is only one not owned by the church but the state. It is made with green and white sandstone
It takes a million€ per year to maintain. Pope Benedict the 2nd from here. He is the only one that has abdicated before death. The cathedral was started in 1273 but took 600 years to complete. The outside turns black from pollution. The tall spires are only 150 years.
We were so happy to meet up with a lovely young girl Helena, that we met previously while on our safari tour of South Africa. She lives elsewhere in Germany but is studying at the university here in Regensburg.