Regensburg

 

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This is one of the few cities that escaped much damage during WWII. As one of Europe’s most preserved Medieval cities, it is no wonder that it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The 12th century stone bridge, with its 16 arches, is beautiful and still carries traffic from one side of the city to the other. St. Peter’s Cathedral is another example of a church built over a 600 year period. A few parts are Baroque architecture, while the majority is Gothic.

We strolled around the city, enjoying the holiday-like ambience of a Sunday. Evidently this was the one Sunday in the year when shops were open in the town and local families were taking advantage of it. There was also a band playing in the square and beer was flowing. Tourists and locals alike tapped our feet and swayed to 60s American rock tunes (somehow incongruent in Bavaria but…it was fun)!

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