Founded 179 A.D. as legion camp “Castra Regina” under the reign of Emperor Marc Aurel; located at the northernmost point of the river Danube. Witnesses of the past two thousand years can be admired in this uniquely preserved medieval city.
E.g. The old Stone Bridge (“Steinerne Brücke”) with bridge gate, St. Peter Cathedral, Palace “Thurn and Taxis”, old city hall, numerous Museums and galleries, about 1400 historical buildings. Witnesses of the Roman past: Porta Praetoria, former north gate of the Roman legion camp. Northeast corner and southeast corner of “Castra Regina”. Largest permanent exhibition in the whole of Bavaria about the Romans with “Steinerne Gründungsurkunde” (foundation charter of stone) in the historical museum, Roman Museum in the west of the city (archaeological pavilion). Our tip (for groups): themed city tour “The Roman Regensburg”
The only legion camp of the province of Rhaetia is located in the area of today’s historic centre of Regensburg. It was erected at the end of the 2nd century A.D. and is directly related to the Marcomannic Wars. It covers an area of 25 hectares in total. Its enclosing wall was about 8 meters high and 2 meters wide. The wall is still partly visible today. Parts of the Praetorian Gate (Porta Praetoria; main gate), the north gate facing the Danube, are incorporated in the north facade of the Restaurant “Bischofshof” (bishop’s yard). The north gate was part of the monumental gates which had defensive towers on either side of them.
The historical museum is located in a former Minorities’ Monastery. The collection includes sections of Art and Culture from the Stone Age to the 19th century. The exhibition illuminates the Stone and Iron Age, the Roman times, the stone statuettes in the Middle Ages, Life and Trade in the Middle Ages Regensburg, the religious art from the 15th and 16th Century, the living culture and craft from 16th until the 19th Century.
Tel.: 0941 507 2448
Opening times: Tuesday-Sunday and bank holidays: 10.00-16.00
Worth seeing in Regensburg is also the Roman section of the historical museum in the former Minorite Monastery as well as the ruins of the presumably oldest Roman brewery north of the Alps (Schutzhaus am Kornweg).
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