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Regensburg River Cruises

About Regensburg

Founded by the Romans in 179AD and one of the oldest towns in Germany, Regensburg is a mainstay of many cruise lines’ Danube voyages and lies in one of the northernmost points of the river. The city’s earliest origins go back as far as the Stone Age, when the first settlements there were built. In its time, Regensburg has been the capital of Bavaria, a key city during Charlemagne’s reign and unlike many of its fellow German cities, remained relatively unscathed from the allied bombing of the Second World War, meaning that much of its medieval city centre remains intact and able to explore.

Exploring Regensburg

Undoubtedly the city’s most famous and visible attraction is the Cathedral of St Peter’s. This 13th century, twin-towered structure is a beautiful example of gothic architecture, which boasts some eye-catching stained glass installations and a large pipe organ. It’s an exquisite building inside and out. The Alte Kapelle, or Old Chapel is another key faith structure, revered for its jaw-droppingly beautiful interiors. It’s so-named because it’s one of Bavaria’s oldest churches and despite its heritage it may not always be on your city tour excursion, so if you really want to see it make sure you build in time on your own.

The Walhalla Temple is also very popular with tourists, not least because of the beautiful scenery visitors can experience on their journey to it. Built to resemble the temples of ancient Greece and completed in 1842, it is a hall of fame for all manner of figures throughout German history. It’s worth a look inside if you have time and there are some great views to be had from the hill it is situated on, too.

Other architectural attractions in the city include the colourful old Altes Rathaus or Town Hall and Thurn and Taxis Palace; a fascinating former family home, which you can enjoy a detailed and informative guided tour of. If you love your golf, don’t miss the chance to visit the town’s Golfmuseum, a heritage-listed townhouse which tells the story of the sport from the Middle Ages right through to the present day.

Speaking of museums, the town is home to a number of them, including the History Museum, which tells the complete story of the region and the DoMschatz Museum, which is home to some beautiful golden treasures. One of the most popular and poignant historical sites in Regensburg is the Oskar Schindler House, once the home of the former Nazi party member who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews and whose story was immortalised in the film Schindler’s List.

Regensburg tips

Regensburg is big on beer and boasts three functioning breweries. There are plenty of traditional pubs in the town which serve a variety of local brews, from lighter pils to heavier Dunkels.

Regensburg Itineraries

Miltenberg

Christmas Markets of Europe-Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date December 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Bamberg

Christmas Markets of Europe -Budapest to Amsterdam

1 sailing date November 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Passau

Delights of the Danube - Budapest to Nuremberg

1 sailing date October 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
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Munich

Munich to Budapest

1 sailing date September 2021
9 Nights From Munich, to Hungary , Budapest
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Prague

Prague with Christmas Markets of Europe

1 sailing date November 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Budapest

Prague with Christmas Markets on the Danube

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe

8 sailing dates August 2021 to September 2022
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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Würzburg

Splendours of Europe with Paris

15 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
17 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Paris
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Prague

Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe

8 sailing dates August 2021 to September 2022
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Passau

Splendours of Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

20 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Prague
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Salzburg

Budapest To Nuremberg

1 sailing date October 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
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Melk

Christmas Markets with Prague

1 sailing date November 2021
18 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Bamberg

Christmas & New Year

1 sailing date December 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Rudesheim

Christmas Markets with Paris

1 sailing date November 2021
18 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Paris
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Vienna

Gems of the Danube with Bavaria & Oberammergau

4 sailing dates July 2022 to September 2022
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Munich
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Budapest

Christmas Markets with Paris

2 sailing dates November 2021 to November 2022
17 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Paris
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Nuremberg

Danube Discovery- Budapest To Nuremberg

2 sailing dates August 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
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Amsterdam

Christmas Wonderland with Paris

1 sailing date December 2021
17 Nights From Paris, to Hungary , Budapest
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Vienna

Christmas & New Year with Prague

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Prague
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Bamberg

Jewels of Europe with Majestic Britain & Ireland i

3 sailing dates July 2021 to August 2021
35 Nights From Dublin, Ireland to Hungary , Budapest
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