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Regensburg
Coat of arms Location
Coat of arms of Regensburg
Coordinates 49°1′″N 12°5′″E / Expression error: Unexpected / operator, Expression error: Unexpected / operator
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District [[Kreisfreie Stadt]]
City subdivisions 18 Stadtbezirke
Lord Mayor Hans Schaidinger (CSU)
Basic statistics
Area 80.76 km² (31 sq mi)
 - Elevation 326–471 m Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "�"
Population 130,080  (30/09/2006)
 - Density 1,611 /km² (4,172 /sq mi)
Other information
Postal codes 93001–93059
Area code 0941
Licence plate code R
Website www.regensburg.de
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Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Regensburg
State Party Flag of Germany Germany
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iii, iv
Reference 1155
Region Europe and North America
Inscription History
Inscription 2006  (30th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

Regensburg (also Ratisbon, Latin Ratisbona) is a city (population 151.000 in 2007) in Bavaria, Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. To the east lies the Bavarian Forest. Regensburg is the capital of the Bavarian administrative region Upper Palatinate. Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1501x1001, 1041 KB) Beschreibung: Regensburg Uferpanorama Quelle: selbst fotografiert Datum: August 2006 Fotograf: Karsten Dörre (grizurgbg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Regensburg ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The geographic region and Free State of Bavaria (German:  ), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ... The Danube (ancient Danuvius, Iranian *dānu, meaning river or stream, ancient Greek Istros) is the longest river in the European Union and Europes second longest river. ... The Regen is a river in Bavaria, Germany. ... The Bavarian Forest (German: Bayerischer Wald) is a low mountain range in Bavaria, Germany. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... The Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the east of Bavaria. ...

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History

The first settlements in Regensburg date to the Stone Ages. The Celtic name Radasbona was the oldest name given to a settlement near the present city. Around AD 90 the Romans built a small "cohort-fort" in what would now be the suburbs. Stone Age fishing hook. ... The Celtic languages are the languages descended from Proto-Celtic, or Common Celtic, spoken by ancient and modern Celts alike. ... This article is about the year 90. ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire. ...


In 179 the Roman fort Castra Regina ("fortress by the river Regen") was built for Legio III Italica during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.[1] It was an important camp on what was then the northern fringe of the empire: it corresponds to what is today the core of Regensburg's Altstadt ("Old City") east of the Obere and Untere Bachgasse and West of the Schwanenplatz. It is believed that even in late Roman times it was the seat of a bishop, and St. Boniface re-established the Bishopric of Regensburg in 739. Events Roman fort Castra Regina (fortress by the river Regen) was built at Regensburg, Germany. ... Legio III Italica was a Roman legion levied by Marcus Aurelius around 165, for his campaign against the Marcomanni tribe. ... Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (April 26, 121[1] – March 17, 180) was Roman Emperor from 161 to his death. ... For the Roman general of this name, see Bonifacius. ... The Diocese of Regensburg (Latin Dioecesis Ratisbonensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church seated in Regensburg. ... Events With king Kormishosh the reign of the House of Ukil starts in Bulgaria. ...


From the early 6th century, Regensburg was the seat of the Agilolfa ruling family, and in AD 843, Regensburg was the seat of the Eastern Frankish ruler, Louis II the German. From about 530 to the first half of the 13th century, it was the capital of Bavaria. In 1135-1146 a bridge across the Danube, the Steinerne Brücke, was built. This stone bridge opened major international trade routes between Northern Europe and Venice, and this started Regensburg's golden age as a city of wealthy trading families. Regensburg became the cultural center of southern Germany and was celebrated for its gold work and fabrics. This article is about the Frankish people and society. ... Louis the German (also known as Louis II or Louis the Bavarian or German Ludwig der Deutsche) (804 – August 28, 876), the third son of the emperor Louis the Pious and his first wife, Ermengarde of Hesbaye, was the king of Bavaria from 817, when his father partitioned the empire... Battle of Daras: Belisarius and Hermogenes defeat the Persians in a major battle which blunts a Persian offensive into Roman Mesopotamia. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Events January - Byland Abbey founded Stephen of Blois succeeds King Henry I. Empress Maud, daughter of Henry I and widow of Henry V opposed Stephen and claims the throne as her own Owain Gwynedd of Wales defeats the Normans at Crug Mawr. ... Events Saint Bernard of Clairvaux preaches the Second Crusade at Vezelay, Burgundy First written mention of Bryansk. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a significant German poet It has been suggested that Ossi (East Germans) be merged into this article or section. ...

The remains of the East Tower of Porta Praetoria from Ancient Roman times
The remains of the East Tower of Porta Praetoria from Ancient Roman times

In 845, fourteen Bohemian princes came to Regensburg to receive baptism there. This was the starting point of Christianization of the Czech people, and the diocese of Regensburg became the mother diocese of Prague. These events had a wide impact on the cultural history of the Czech lands, as consequently they were incorporated in the Roman Catholic and not into the Slavic-Orthodox world. The fact is well remembered, and a memorial plate at St John's Church (the alleged place of the baptism) was unveiled a few years ago, commemorating the incident in the Czech and German languages. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x640, 64 KB) en:: Description: Regensburg (Castra Regina), Porta Praetoria Author: Peter Bubenik, Photo taken himself, 27. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x640, 64 KB) en:: Description: Regensburg (Castra Regina), Porta Praetoria Author: Peter Bubenik, Photo taken himself, 27. ... Basic ideal plan of a Roman castrum. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... Baptism in early Christian art. ... St Francis Xavier converting the Paravas: a 19th-century image of the docile heathen The historical phenomenon of Christianization, the conversion of individuals to Christianity or the conversion of entire peoples at once, also includes the practice of converting pagan practices, pagan religious imagery, pagan sites and the pagan calendar... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... The Eastern Orthodox Church is a Christian body that views itself as: the historical continuation of the original Christian community established by Jesus Christ and the Twelve Apostles, having maintained unbroken the link between its clergy and the Apostles by means of Apostolic Succession. ... German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ...


In 1245 Regensburg became a Free Imperial City and was a trade center before the shifting of trade routes in the late Middle Ages. At the end of the 15th century Regensburg became part of the Bavarian duchy in 1486, but its independence was restored by the Holy Roman Emperor in 1496. In the Holy Roman Empire, a free imperial city (in German: freie Reichsstadt) was a city formally responsible to the emperor only — as opposed to the majority of cities in the Empire, which belonged to a territory and were thus governed by one of the many princes (Fürsten) of... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A trade route is the sequence of pathways and stopping places used for the commercial transport of cargo. ... The following is a list of rulers during the history of Bavaria: // Dukes of Bavaria, 548-1623 Agilolfing Dynasty (see also Bavarii) ca. ... The extent of the Holy Roman Empire in c. ...


The city adopted the Protestant Reformation in 1542, and its Town Council remained entirely Lutheran until the incorporation of the city into the Principality of Regensburg under Carl von Dalberg in 1803. A significant part of the population stayed Roman Catholic, but Roman Catholics were excluded from civil rights ("Bürgerrecht"). The town of Regensburg must not be confused with the Bishopric of Regensburg. Although the Imperial city had adopted the Reformation, the town remained the seat of a Roman Catholic bishop and several abbeys. Three of the latter, St. Emmeram, Niedermünster and Obermünster, were estates of their own within the Holy Roman Empire, meaning that they were granted a seat and a vote at the Imperial diet (Reichstag). So there was the unique situation that the town of Regensburg comprised five independent "states" (in terms of the Holy Roman Empire): the Protestant city itself, the Roman Catholic bishopric and the three monasteries mentioned above. The Reformation was a movement in the 16th century to reform the Catholic Church in Western Europe. ... Lutheranism describes those churches within Christianity that were reformed according to the theological insights of Martin Luther in the 16th century. ... The Archbishopric of Regensburg was a short-lived ecclesiastical principality within the Holy Roman Empire which existed between 1803 and 1806. ... Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church... Bold textTHIS IS THE PAGE THAT A.S. REALLY NEEDS!! THIS IS NOW MARKED!!! ] ps i like A.O. This article is about an abbey as a Christian monastic community. ... The Reichstag (German for Imperial Diet) was the parliament of the Holy Roman Empire, the North German Confederation, and of Germany until 1945. ... Monastery of St. ...


From 1663 to 1806, the city was the permanent seat of the Reichstag of the Holy Roman Empire. Thus Regensburg was one of the central towns of the Empire, attracting visitors in large numbers. In 1803 the city lost its status as a free city. It was handed over to the Archbishop of Mainz and Archchancellor of the Holy Roman Empire Carl von Dalberg in compensation for Mainz, which had become French under the terms of the Treaty of Lunéville in 1801. Together with Aschaffenburg, Wetzlar and (in 1806) Frankfurt upon Main, Regensburg formed a new state within the Empire. The archbishopric of Mainz was formally transferred to Regensburg. Dalberg united the bishopric, the monsteries and the town itself, making up the Principality of Regensburg (Fürstentum Regensburg). Dalberg strictly modernised public life. Most importantly he awarded equal rights to Protestants and Roman Catholics. In 1810 Carl von Dalberg ceded Regensburg to the Kingdom of Bavaria, he himself being compensated by the towns of Fulda and Hanau being given to him under the title of "Grand Duke of Frankfurt". 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Between 780–82 and 1802 the Archbishop of Mainz was an influential ecclesiastic and secular prince in the Holy Roman Empire. ... Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg. ... The Treaty of Lunéville was signed on February 9, 1801 between the French Republic and the Holy Roman Empire by Joseph Bonaparte and Louis, Count Cobentzel, respectively. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Aschaffenburg is a city in Bavaria, Germany. ... Wetzlar is a town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Lahn-Dill district. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... The Archbishopric of Regensburg was a short-lived ecclesiastical principality within the Holy Roman Empire which existed between 1803 and 1806. ... It has been suggested that Bavaria#Historical_Buildings be merged into this article or section. ... Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the Fulda River and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district (Kreis). ... , ) Hanau is a town in Hessen, Germany with 89,000 inhabitants. ... The Grand Duchy of Frankfurt was a German state of Napoleonic creation. ...


Between April 19 and April 23 1809, Regensburg was the scene of the Battle of Ratisbon between forces commanded by Baron de Coutaud (the 65th Ligne) and retreating Austrian forces. It was eventually overrun after supplies and ammunition ran out. The city suffered severe damage during the fight with about 150 houses being burnt and others being looted. April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (114th in leap years). ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Battle of Ratisbon also called the Battle of Regensburg was fought from April 19 to April 23 in 1809 between France and Austria. ... Boxes of ammunition clog a warehouse in Baghdad Ammunition is a generic military term meaning (the assembly of) a projectile and its propellant. ...


In contrast to almost all other major German cities, Regensburg had little damage from Allied air raids during World War II and thus has an almost intact medieval city center, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most important cultural loss is the Romanesque church of Obermünster, which was completely destroyed in an air raid in March 1945 and never rebuilt; only the belfry survived. During WWII, Regensburg was an Area Headquarters of Military District XIII (Wehrkreis XIII), under the command of Lieutenant General Bruno Edler von Kiesling auf Kieslingstein. This Area Command was in charge of the military forces of Regensburg, Passau, Straubing, Weiden, and Amberg. The Allies of World War II were the countries officially opposed to the Axis powers during the Second World War. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bell Tower is an office tower in Edmonton, Canada. ... Wehrkreis XIII included all of northern Bavaria from 1935, and was later extended in 1938 to include parts of western Bohemia, as follows: Headquarters: Nürnberg, Germany Commander: General dInfanterie Mauriz Wiktorin Chief of Staff: General Major Paul Voit Corps Headquarters: XIII Infanterie Corps; XXXXV Corps (Lower Establishment) Area... Old Town of Passau Passau (Latin: Batavia) is a town in Niederbayern, Eastern Bavaria, Germany, known also as Dreiflüssestadt (the City of three rivers), because the Danube River is joined there by the Inn River from the South, and the Ilz River coming out of the Bavarian Forest to... Straubing is an independent city in Niederbayern. ... Weiden is the name of several towns and villages: in Austria: Municipality of Weiden am See in the district of Neusiedl am See in Burgenland Municipality of Weiden bei Rechnitz in the district of Oberwart in the Burgenland Municipality of Weiden an der March in the district of Gänserndorf... Map of Germany showing Amberg (currently incorrect) Amberg is a city in Bavaria, Germany. ...


Main sights

A view of central Regensburg at twilight.
A view of central Regensburg at twilight.
Dom - the Regensburg Cathedral.
Dom - the Regensburg Cathedral.
Side view of the Regensburg Cathedral.
City wall tower and gate.
City wall tower and gate.
St. Emmeram's Abbey, now known as Schloss Thurn und Taxis, a huge palace.
St. Emmeram's Abbey, now known as Schloss Thurn und Taxis, a huge palace.
  • The Dom (Cathedral) is a very interesting example of pure German Gothic and counts as the main work of Gothic architecture in Bavaria. It was founded in 1275 and completed in 1634, with the exception of the towers, which were finished in 1869. The interior contains numerous interesting monuments, including one of Peter Vischer's masterpieces. Adjoining the cloisters are two chapels of earlier date than the cathedral itself, one of which, known as the old cathedral, goes back perhaps to the 8th century.
  • The Church of St. James, also called Schottenkirche, a Romanesque basilica of the 12th century, derives its name from the monastery of Irish Benedictines (Scoti) to which it was attached; the principal doorway is covered with very singular grotesque carvings. It stands next to the Jakobstor, a mediæval city gate named after it.
  • The old parish church of St. Ulrich is a good example of the Transition style of the 13th century, and contains a valuable antiquarian collection. It houses the diocesan museum for religious art.
  • Examples of the Romanesque basilica style are the church of Obermünster, dating from 1010, and the abbey church of St. Emmeram, built in the 13th century, remarkable as one of the few German churches with a detached bell tower. The beautiful cloisters of the ancient abbey, one of the oldest in Germany, are still in fair preservation. In 1809 the conventual buildings were converted into a palace for the prince of Thurn and Taxis, hereditary postmaster-general of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Wealthy patrician families competed against each other to see who would be able to build the highest tower of the city. In 1260, the Goldener Turm (golden tower) was built in Wahlenstraße.
  • The Town Hall, dating in part from the 14th century, contains the rooms occupied by the Imperial diet from 1663 to 1806.
  • A historical interest is also attached to the Gasthof zum Goldenen Kreuz (Golden Cross Inn), where Charles V made the acquaintance of Barbara Blomberg, the mother of Don John of Austria (born 1547). The house is also the place where Kepler died in 1630.
  • Perhaps the most pleasant modern building in the city is the Gothic villa of the king of Bavaria on the bank of the Danube.
  • Among the public institutions of the city are the public library, picture gallery, botanical garden, and the institute for the making of stained glass. The city's Gymnasien (high schools) include an episcopal clerical seminary, and a school of church music.
  • St. Emmeram's Abbey, now known as Schloss Thurn und Taxis, is a huge castle owned by the powerful Thurn and Taxis family.

Near Regensburg there are two very handsome Classical buildings, erected by Ludwig I of Bavaria as national monuments of German patriotism and greatness. The more imposing of the two is the Walhalla, a costly reproduction of the Parthenon, erected as a Teutonic temple of fame on a hill rising from the Danube at Donaustauf, 15 km to the east. The interior, which is as rich as coloured marble, gilding, and sculptures can make it, contains the busts of more than a hundred German worthies. The second of King Ludwig's buildings is the Befreiungshalle at Kelheim, 130 km above Regensburg, a large circular building which has for its aim the glorification of the heroes of the 1813 War of Liberation. 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Economy

BMW operates an automobile production plant in Regensburg; the Regensburg BMW plant produces approximately 1000 3-series and 1-series BMW vehicles per day. The second major employer is Siemens with its subsidiary Osram and mainly with the headquarters of its car component business. Infineon, the former Siemens semiconductor branch, and Südzucker, a sugar producer, both have medium-sized factories in Regensburg. Other well known companies such as Tohiba or Krones have built plants in or near Regensburg. The world-wide recognized term, BMW, abbreviated for Bayerische Motoren Werke or in English Bavarian Motor Works, is an independent German company and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. ... Karl Benzs Velo (vélo means bicycle in French) model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race 2005 MINI Cooper S. An automobile (also motor car or simply car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... The BMW 3 Series is an entry-level luxury car / compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. ... The BMW 1 Series (code name E87) is a Small-luxury car / small family car produced by the German automaker BMW since 2004. ... Siemens AG (ISIN: DE0007236101, FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is one of the worlds largest technology companies. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Infineon Technologies is a German manufacturer of integrated circuits and related products. ...


The University of Regensburg and trading also play a major role in Regensburg's economy. Some Hightech-Biotech Companies were also founded in Regensburg and have their headquarters and laboratories in the "BioPark". The University of Regensburg, situated in Regensburg, in Bavaria, was founded on 18th July 1962 by the Bavarian parliament. ...


Transportation

Regensburg can easily be reached from Munich by train, which takes about 1.5 hours. The city lies also on two motorways, the A3 from Cologne and Frankfurt to Vienna, and the A93 from Munich to Dresden. The city is also connected by "Bundestraßen", namely the B8, B15, and B16. The local transport is carried out by an intensive bus network. Munich (German: , pronounced  ; Austro-Bavarian: Minga [1]) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Vienna (German: , see also other names) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... Dresden (Sorbian: Drježdźany; etymologically from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning people of the riverside forest, Czech: ) is the capital city of the German Federal Free State of Saxony. ... The Bundesstraße 8 (translates from German Federal road, abbreviated as B 8) is a road in southwestern Germany of great historical importance. ...


Notable residents

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Sister cities

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See also

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References

  1. ^ Iron Age Braumeisters of the Teutonic Forests. BeerAdvocate. Retrieved on 2006-06-02.
  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.


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