The Walhalla Memorial is an eminent structure that stands near the city of Regensberg in Bavaria, Germany. This structure acts as a hall of fame that honors distinguished personalities from Germany history. The magnificent Neo-Classical building is perched above Danube river and was built in 1842 by architect Leo von Klenze. Named after the majestic hall of Valhalla from Norse mythology, this memorial displays 130 busts and 60 plaques of eminent scientists, politicians, artists and sovereigns and is a walk through 2000 years of German history. From Goethe, Beethoven, Martin Luther to Albert Einstein, the memorial is a spectacular tribute of Germany's most prolific figures.
Also known as Kathedrale St. Peter or Regensburger Dom in German, the Regensburg Cathedral is an epitome of Gothic architecture in the country. Built sometime in the 14th Century, the church is accentuated with intricate sculptures and carvings both on the inside and outside of the structure. It is also famous for its stained-glass windows that always seem to wow tourists and locals alike. Although most of the building is in Gothic fashion, the parts that were added later reflect Romanesque art and architecture. Regensburg’s Catholic diocese has been centered here at this church for many centuries. Although the church has been burned and faced other tragedies through the years, it has been restored to its original glory and is now a fine example of worship and art of medieval times. Arguably one of the most significant cathedrals in the country!
The Old Stone Bridge connecting the two parallel shores of the Danube was established way back in the 12th Century. Until the 1930s, it was the only usable bridge for over 800 years and it is said to be architecturally perfect. It runs about 308.7 meters (1,013 feet) in length. The Steinerne Brücke is home to the iconic Bruckmandl, which is located on the highest point of the connector and is often one of the most photographed spots in the city.
A part of an abbey honoring the Virgin, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady to the Ancient Chapel is a baroque structure which is a testament to the rococo style of decoration. The church stands on a site that already had a Roman structure dedicated to Juno. Regarded as one of Regensburg's oldest churches, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady to the Ancient Chapel is nicknamed Alte Kappelle, which can be translated to "Old Chapel".
Constructed in the glorious medieval period of the 13th Century, the Altes Rathaus, otherwise known as the Old Town Hall, has now become a significant landmark in the city. Within the Town Hall, there is a museum paying tribute to the history of the city. The town hall is also a remarkable work of architecture with baroque influences, adorned with fountains and the works. It truly is a sight to marvel at. A must visit!
Samen met de restanten van de oostelijke flanktoren is de poort het op één na oudste Romeinse hoge gebouw van Duitsland.
The Benedictine monastery, founded in 1118, rises on a mountaintop above the Regental. The monastery church was redesigned in the 18th Century. The Romanesque basilica is particularly impressive, with its Gothic choir and colorful Rococo frescoes. The monastery now serves as a healing and nursing home for the Brothers of Mercy, who also run their own workshop. Guided tours are possible by appointment.
This mid-14th century construction now lays mostly in ruins, except for the residential tower. Watching over the small town of Nittenau, the ruin's are famous mainly for its ghostly past, with sightings, mysterious deaths and strange legends a part of its cultural fabric. Legend has it that the innkeepers and bartenders in town who water down their beer must atone for their sins here at midnight, adding another nice twist to the castle's reputation.