Regensburg is one of Germany's oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 AD.
Regensburg is located at the banks of the river Danube, that runs via Vienna (Austria), Belgrade (Serbia) and Budapest (Hungary) to the Black Sea.
Regensburg is the starting and end point of regular river cruises down the whole length of the Danube.
They include patrician houses, medieval towers, a great number of churches and monasteries and the 12th century Stone Bridge.
For nearly 800 years, until 1935, it was the only bridge in Regensburg and the surrounding area that provided a reliable way to cross over the Danube.
In 2006 Regensburg's historic city center was appointed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are two airports that are suitable for a trip to Regensburg: Regensburg Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) is conveniently located 700 m (760 yd) south of the historic city center and generally has a traveler friendly infrastructure, including several restaurants, a tourist office and a Deutsche Bahn ticket office and travel agency.
Although Regensburg was target to 20 allied bombings during World War II, because it was home to one of Messerschmitt's main aircraft factories as well as an oil refinery, the historic city center took only little damage.
There were two sub-camps of the Flossenbürg concentration camp located in the vicinity of the town for a brief period of time in early 1945. In 1960 the university was founded and several large companies like Siemens, BMW, Infineon, and Toshiba built factories in the city.
The palaces and parks of Potsdam have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.
They were commissioned by the Prussian kings in the 18th and 19th century and encompass an area over 500 hectares.
The historic city center is a pedestrian zone, so going by car is not an option.