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Excursion Medieval Regensburg & Organ Recital

  • Regensburg Catherdral
  • Regensburg
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Enjoy a fascinating Regensburg trip during a Rhine cruise with The River Cruise Line. Despite being bombed extensively during the second world war, this German city survived with surprisingly little damage; but it still faced an uncertain future when in the 1960s there were plans to tear down the historical buildings and replace them for new ones. Fortunately, this didn’t happen and the last few decades have actually been spent carefully restoring and preserving a rich heritage that can be traced back over 2,000 years. Our excursion is a great opportunity to explore Regensburg and see the highlights of this beautiful city in the company of a knowledgeable guide, before listening to organ recital.

Facts:

• Regensburg is located at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen rivers

• After the second world war, Oskar Schindler lived in Regensburg before emigrating to Argentina in 1948

• Stone Bridge is Germany’s oldest arched stone bridge and was regarded as the eighth wonder of the world on its completion in 1146

• The organ was the most complex structure invented before the Industrial Revolution

• The old town was nominated a Unesco world heritage site in 2006

Highlights:

• Regensburg Cathedral, the finest gothic building in Bavaria

• Stone Bridge, a prominent landmark which has straddled the Danube since the 12th century and up until the 1930s was the only way of crossing the river

• Porta Praetoria, the most impressive reminder of the city’s Roman heritage, built by Marcus Aurelius in AD179

• Krauterermarkt square which is surrounded by historical buildings, including St John’s church where we listen to an organ recital

Join our Regensburg guided tour as part of an excursion package and save money. For more fascinating destinations, take a look at our range of cruises online or contact our Holiday Advisors for further information.