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Regensburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

1. Regensburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

Explore the historic city of Regensburg onboard a tourist train. Enjoy a ride through the city center departing from the Cathedral. Travel along the Danube and pass by the Palace of St. Emmeram, the seat of the princely family of Thurn and Taxis. Enjoy panoramic views of the sights from the comfort of your train seat. In addition, learn more about the history of the city and uncover its secrets and legends from an informative audio-guide. During this tour, see see all of the city's highlights in just 45 minutes and afterwards, explore the rest of the city at your own pace.

Regensburg: Sightseeing Cruise to Walhalla

2. Regensburg: Sightseeing Cruise to Walhalla

Machen Sie den Trip zum berühmten bayerischen Wahrzeichen zum Erlebnis. Ein unvergesslicher Ausflug mit der Regensburger Kristallflotte. Auf dieser ca. zweistündigen Erlebnisrundfahrt von Regensburg zur Walhalla und zurück werden Sie von der Magie des Wassers verzaubert. An Bord der Kristallkönigin oder Kristallprinzessin erleben Sie dreimal täglich die faszinierende Welt aus Wasser und Kristall! Lassen Sie sich von einmaligen Attraktionen an Bord begeistern. Sehenswürdigkeiten und Wissenswertes entlang der Strecke werden inszeniert über Bordlautsprecher erklärt.

Regensburg: City Highlights Historical Boat Tour

3. Regensburg: City Highlights Historical Boat Tour

Discover the history and architecture of Regensburg from the river as you cruise along the Danube. Board the MS Bruckmadl and travel past the river’s whirling currents, known as ‘strudel’. See the colorful Old Town, St Peter’s Cathedral and the Stone Bridge as you go. Climb aboard the MS Bruckmadl to start the tour. Learn about the boat’s former life as the MS Agnes Bernauer, one of the shipping company Wurm & Noé's oldest vessels.  Pass through the medieval Old Town of Regensburg, under the 12th Century Stone Bridge and gaze at the cathedral's dramatic Gothic spires. Learn more about the city as you go from detailed facts over the boat’s loudspeaker.

Regensburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

4. Regensburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

Take a private walking tour through Regensburg, one of the oldest cities in Bavaria. Discover its origins as the “Fortress by the river Regen” and see its historical sights. Meet your guide at the train station and start your tour. See one of the oldest and most well-preserved medieval bridges in German, the Stone bridge. Marvel at the Schloss Thurn und Taxis, a city palace that is still in the hands of the ancient aristocratic family of the same name to this day. This is one of the very few surviving examples of palaces still in use by the nobility in Germany. See the Regensburger Dom, in the picturesque center of town. The Grand Cathedral that stands as a classic example of Bavarian gothic architecture, and is home to the “Regensburger Domspatzen”, a famous boys' choir. Be inspired by the stunning beautifully preserved Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through one of the largest medieval towns north of the Alps and admire the historic architecture of over 1500 different buildings.

Regensburg: Sherlock Holmes Self-guided Smartphone City Game

5. Regensburg: Sherlock Holmes Self-guided Smartphone City Game

Experience the excitement of being a detective and join the thrilling Sherlock Holmes game with your team. While celebrating freedom at the Liberty Festival, a man named Balthazar, the head of Homeland Security, is found dead with a knife in his back. The police have apprehended four suspects and it's up to you to solve the case and uncover the truth. By moving around the city you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder. During this murder mystery you can check your progress on the suspect board. Can you solve the murder? Play Sherlock Holmes! IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Date: to book this game you have to choose a date, BUT you can play, pause & continue whenever you like. - Persons: 1 player stands for 1 team. - Note: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field, but does not provide any information about the city!

Regensburg: Day Trip to the Danube Gorge in Weltenburg

6. Regensburg: Day Trip to the Danube Gorge in Weltenburg

On the way to Weltenburg Abbey we make a stop at the Liberation Hall in Kelheim, an impressive 19th-century structure commemorating the liberation of Bavaria in 1815. Inside the monumental building there are 18 goddesses of victory who honor Napoleon's liberation. You also have the opportunity to enjoy the view of the Danube and the surrounding region. The Weltenburg Monastery, located directly at the Danube Gorge, is known for its impressive baroque Asam Church and its famous beer. Founded in 610, it is the oldest monastery brewery in the world. Here you have the opportunity to visit the church and taste the beer in the monastery brewery. Our tour is accompanied by a local guide who will give you interesting information about the region and the places visited during the journey. There is a lot to discover and experience, so don't miss the opportunity to explore the beauties of the region with us.

Regensburg: Exciting Outdoor Escape Game Adventure Tour

7. Regensburg: Exciting Outdoor Escape Game Adventure Tour

Plunge into a captivating story about about a former detective turned bestselling author that has gone missing along with his latest manuscript. Uncover clues to solve the mystery and see the city of Regensburg from a unique perspective. Download the tour and head to the Saint Peter Cathedral in central Regensburg to start your adventure using the directions on your smartphone. Immerse yourself in a case where nothing is as it seems. Explore the plot's twists and turns as you solve riddles and complete tasks. Reveal a facinating backstory and uncover new information as you meet the missing person's friends, listen to witnesses, and read or listen to police reports. Unravel the strange stories in the missing man's latest manuscript. Put your heads together as you work out what really happened. Continue the fun with a bonus round of tasks and riddles that can be completed once you have solved the mystery.

Regensburg: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

8. Regensburg: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore Regensburg through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Regensburg: Day Trip to Passau and the Veste Oberhaus

9. Regensburg: Day Trip to Passau and the Veste Oberhaus

Our tour takes you to the beautiful city of Passau, located at the confluence of three rivers - the Danube, Inn, and Ilz. Our first stop is the St. Stephen's Cathedral, a magnificent baroque structure that dominates the city skyline. The cathedral's interior is equally impressive, with ornate decorations and a magnificent organ, which is one of the largest in the world. After visiting the cathedral, you explore the city's charming old town, which is home to a variety of historic buildings, narrow alleyways, and quaint shops. We also make a stop at the Veste Oberhaus, a medieval fortress that offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding countryside. For those interested in religious history, we also visit the Mariahilf Pilgrimage Church, a beautiful example of rococo architecture that dates back to the 18th century. The church is renowned for its ornate decorations and stunning frescoes. Throughout the tour, our guide will share stories about the history and culture of Passau, from its role as a key trading center in the Middle Ages to its modern-day importance as a center of education and culture. Passau is a city with a rich history and a vibrant cultural scene, and our tour is the perfect way to experience all that it has to offer.

Munich: Day Trip to Regensburg with Artist Paul Riedel

10. Munich: Day Trip to Regensburg with Artist Paul Riedel

Take a train trip to explore Regensburg with artist Paul Riedel. See iconic architecture, like the town hall, the German gothic cathedral, and the famous stone bridge as you explore Regensburg. Paul will guide you to the most iconic and picturesque architecture from the Middle Ages while telling you all the insider stories about the city. You'll see the medieval Old Town, the monument to Johannes Kepler, the Regensburger Dom, and the bridge. The bridge is a highlight of medieval bridge-building and has been used as an example and model for other bridges around the world for centuries. At the confluence of the Danube, Naab, and Regen rivers, Regensburg was originally called Radasbona, a Celtic name. Since 2006 the medieval center of Regensburg has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2014 Regensburg was ranked among the top sites to visit in Germany. After the guided tour, you'll have 3 hours of free time to explore historic Old Town on your own, before the return train trip to Munich.

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4.4 / 5

based on 111 reviews

It was a nice short trip to sit and see the historic Regensburg town. Roughly 40 mins ride, with 5 different languages for the audio guide. Friendly staff, we get an earphone to listen to the guide. A must try especially with kids.

Das Date hat mehrere unterschiedliche Level und Themen. Es ist für jeden was dabei. Lohnt sich aus unserer Sicht auf jeden Fall.

A great experience for young and old, very good information about the origin and history of the city of Regensburg.

We saw all of the main sites that we were looking to see in this beautiful little town.

The tour was very nice and informative. All sights were easy to see from the train.