Regensburg – at the head of the Danube and UNESCO World Heritage
Regensburg which is more than 2000 years old is located at the northernmost point of the Danube about an hour's drive from both Munich and Nuremberg. The city shows the uncountable architectural testimonials to history with its the picturesque alleys and its mediterranean flair. The roman emperor Marc Aurel founded Regensburg when he built the roman fortress “Castra Regina” in the year 179 A.D. Probably the oldest brewery north of the Alps also derives from that time. For almost 300 years Regensburg served as the main residence of the old Bavarian Dukes and the Perpetual Diet attracted envoys to Regensburg from all over Europe for hundreds of years. Trading connections that reached as far as Paris, Venice and Kiev made Regensburg one of the wealthiest and most populated cities in Germany in the middle ages.
With 164,000 of population Regensburg emerged as the center of Eastern Bavarian conurbation with 2.5 million inhabitants which has experienced a remarkable economic and technological upswing in past years. With the fall of the Iron Curtain of the earlier Western European border it has made its way back into the center of Europe.