Day #9 - Regensburg, Germany (Page Fourteen)
Sailing along the Danube today. First stop was Kehlhiem where we dropped of passengers about 8:00 AM and then on to Regensberg, a 25 mile sail, where be got off the ship at 12:30 PM to visit Regensberg.
Did You Know? - The Danube (/ˈdænjuːb/ DAN-ewb, known by various names in other languages) is Europe's second-longest river, after the Volga River. It is located in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, and today flows through 10 countries, more than any other river in the world. Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,860 km (1,780 mi), passing through or touching the border of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine before emptying into the Black Sea. Its drainage basin extends into nine more countries. The Danube river basin is the most biodiverse region in Europe, and is home to hundreds of fish species, such as pike, zander, huchen, wels catfish, burbot and tench.
Our passengers are dropped off and we continue to sail
We are even provided escorts
We are supposed to keep out arms inside but....
The locks are really really close!
Inches to spare... This goes on all day and night!
The locks have their own radio channels
and other critical information posted -
Ten locks to Melk, tomorrows destination
Giving the ship a little push never hurts!
Gliding along with the breeze
A beautiful day!
Did You Know? - Regensburg (German pronunciation: [ˈʁeːɡŋ̍sbʊɐ̯k] (About this sound listen); Latin: Castra-Regina; Czech: Řezno; French: Ratisbonne; older English: Ratisbon) is a city in south-east Germany, situated at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen rivers.
With over 140,000 inhabitants, Regensburg is the fourth-largest city in the State of Bavaria after Munich, Nuremberg and Augsburg.
The city is the political, economic and cultural centre of Eastern Bavaria and the capital of the Bavarian administrative region Upper Palatinate.
A short 70 miles overnight trip
We are on our way... Follow me!
The river is flowing quite fast at this point
We walk through town with our guide
The Welterbe visitor center is adjacent to the Danube
Did You Know? - Once a flourishing European trade metropolis and political center of the Holy Roman Empire, Regensburg is now Germany's best preserved medieval city
A short walk to the next destination - Across the street!
Through the gates
The new building was attached to the remains of the East
Tower of the Porta Praetoria of Roman times
Walking and shopping
Not great for walking in the cold!
Did You Know? - Regensburg is full of historical landmarks; the Goliathhaus is one of them and hits the eye with a gigantic mural of Goliath.The Goliath building is medieval; the original of the mural is from the 16th century and is faithfully restored.
The Baumberger Tower
Lots of tourists this fine day!
New Town Hall
The clock can be seen all over town
The ornate entrance ways were amazing!
Marking remain from early history of the town
Did You Know? - The history of the Jews in Regensburg, Germany, reaches back over 1,000 years. The Jews of Regensburg are part of Bavarian Jewry; Regensburg was the capital of the Upper Palatinate and formerly a free city of the German empire. The great age of the Jewish community in this city is indicated by the tradition that a Jewish colony existed there before the common era; it is undoubtedly the oldest Jewish settlement in Bavaria of which any records exist.
Moser is a large chain of clothing stores
The ornate doors are everywhere...
The narrow streets make it easy to get lost!
Spanish dining anyone?
Wine and Tapas!
Follow me... I never get lost...
In memory of those murdered (Ermodet = Murdered)
The cobble stone streets will have forever!
Another gated fountain
The churches are close by
Regensberg Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Church
Two blocks from St. Peters
St. Peters in the background
Did You Know? - The Regensburg Cathedral (German: Dom St. Peter or Regensburger Dom), dedicated to St Peter, is the most important church and landmark of the city of Regensburg, Germany. It is the seat of the Catholic diocese of Regensburg. The church is the prime example of Gothic architecture in Bavaria.
Time for a bite to eat before heading to the ship
It's our ship... Right up close!