The Hungry Wanderers

Eating and exploring our way through the world

Regensburg, Germany

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on August 20, 2009

After our first few days in Nuremburg, Day 3 brought us to Regensburg, Germany – the home of the current pope!   Our tour here was a walking tour and we were looking forward to it instead of being on a bus.  While Nuremburg’s port was not in walking distance to the downtown, Regensburg’s port was – this was our view as soon as we stepped off of the boat – the Regensburg Stone Bridge.

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Our tour started at the bridge and took us to the old city gate.

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From many locations in the old town, we had good views of the Regensburg Cathedral.

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Many cute little streets with shops along the way.  Our walking group had many slow walkers so the Husband and I enjoyed the scenery and appreciated that it wasn’t too cold that day 🙂

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Our last stop on the walk was the Town Hall with a large Christmas Tree out front.

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A view of the cathedral from the Town Hall.

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Then we went on to the Christmas Market!  This one was way smaller than the Nuremberg one, but still enjoyable.

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On our way back to the boat, we stopped into the cathedral to have a look around.  I love visiting churches and cathedrals.  It just amazes me to think about how they were built!

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There was a tribute to Pope Benedict adding a modern touch to all of the gothic elements of the cathedral.

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Before making our way all the way back to the boat, we stopped to get spiked Hot Chocolate and an amazing pizza pretzel.  Yum-o!

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The mugs were the same type that we had in Nuremburg for our Gluhwein, but were special to Regensburg.

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As the sun went down, we had a beautiful view of the cathedral with the christmas market and christmas tree all in one.

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We headed back to the boat for dinner and to set sail to our next port, Passau

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