29 Facts About Regensburg


Regensburg is a city in eastern Bavaria, at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen rivers.

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In 2014, Regensburg was among the top sights and travel attractions in Germany.

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The oldest Celtic name given to a settlement near Regensburg was Radasbona, a site where a Roman fort was built around AD 90.

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Regensburg remained an important city during the reign of Charlemagne.

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In 792, Regensburg hosted the ecclesiastical section of Charlemagne's General Assembly, the bishops in council who condemned the heresy of adoptionism taught by their Spanish counterparts, Elipandus of Toledo and Felix of Urgell.

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Regensburg became the cultural centre of southern Germany and was celebrated for its gold work and fabrics.

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In 1245 Regensburg became a Free Imperial City and was a trade centre before the shifting of trade routes in the late Middle Ages.

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Regensburg has always been a place where international meetings were held.

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In 1486, Regensburg became part of the Duchy of Bavaria, but its independence was restored by the Holy Roman Emperor ten years later.

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Between 1945 and 1949, Regensburg was the site of the largest displaced persons camp in Germany.

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At the beginning of the 1960s, Regensburg invested heavily in technical and social infrastructure to attract industry.

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In 1965, Regensburg University was founded; Regensburg University of Applied Sciences was established in 1971.

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In 1997, Regensburg was awarded the Europe Prize for its outstanding achievements in European integration.

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Close to the Stone Bridge, the city of Regensburg established a World Heritage Centre in the historic Salzstadl in 2007, where detailed information on Regensburg's 2000-year history is given.

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Regensburg is situated on the northernmost part of the Danube river at the geological crossroads of four distinct landscapes:.

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Near Regensburg there are two very imposing classical buildings erected by Ludwig I of Bavaria as national monuments dedicated to German patriotism and greatness:.

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Regensburg is on the designated heritage route, the Route of Emperors and Kings.

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City of Regensburg has erected several memorials to combat racism, intolerance towards minorities, and all other forms of contempt for human dignity:.

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Particular to Regensburg are the so-called Stolpersteine in honor of Jews deported during Nazism.

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City of Regensburg falls within the Regensburg electoral district, a constituency of the German federal parliament in Berlin .

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Regensburg is subdivided into 18 boroughs : Innenstadt, Stadtamhof, Steinweg-Pfaffenstein, Sallern-Gallingkofen, Konradsiedlung-Wutzlhofen, Brandlberg-Keilberg, Reinhausen, Weichs, Schwabelweis, Ostenviertel, Kasernenviertel, Galgenberg, Kumpfmuhl-Ziegetsdorf-Neuprull, Großprufening-Dechbetten-Konigswiesen, Westenviertel, Ober- und Niederwinzer-Kager, Oberisling-Graß, Burgweinting-Harting.

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In 2014, Regensburg was ranked as a Top-30 travel attraction in Germany by international tourists.

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Regensburg Hauptbahnhof is connected to lines to Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Weiden and Hof and Ingolstadt and Ulm.

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Regensburg's energy is mainly supplied by the German company E ON, one of the world's largest electric utility service providers.

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Regensburg has one of the most modern university hospitals in Europe, the Universitatsklinikum Regensburg.

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Regensburg is known for its higher education institutions, the largest being the University of Regensburg.

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SSV Jahn Regensburg is the local football club and attracts a fairly large local following.

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EV Regensburg is the local ice hockey club, currently playing in the Oberliga Sud, Germany's third highest professional league.

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Local athletics club, LG TELIS FINANZ Regensburg, offers a wide range of different competitions and is counted among the most successful clubs in Germany.

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