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Trip​ ​to​ ​Regensburg
November​ ​18​th​,​ ​2017
Thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​choosing​ ​to​ ​join​ ​our​ ​fantastic
trip​ ​to​ ​Regensburg!
Hopefully​ ​the​ ​information​ ​below​ ​will​ ​help
you​ ​out!
Meeting​ ​point​ ​and​ ​meeting​ ​time:
To​ ​Regensburg​:
Hauptbahnhof​ ​München,​ ​Gleis​ ​26
8:​ ​30​ ​Uhr
Return​ ​to​ ​Munich​:
Hauptbahnhof​ ​Regensburg,​ ​Gleis​ ​4
17:15​ ​Uhr
Please​ ​be​ ​punctual!
The​ ​train​ ​will​ ​not​ ​wait​ ​for​ ​you.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​miss
it,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​have​ ​to​ ​find​ ​your​ ​own​ ​way​ ​back
to​ ​Munich​ ​and​ ​we​ ​cannot​ ​refund​ ​costs!
EMERGENCY​ ​NUMBER:
+49​ ​160​ ​4686334​ ​(Tutor:​ ​Margareta)
Call​ ​this​ ​number​ ​anytime​ ​on​ ​the​ ​excursion
should​ ​there​ ​be​ ​a​ ​problem.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be
late​ ​please​ ​call​ ​in​ ​advance.

We​ ​wish​ ​you​ ​a​ ​great​ ​time​ ​in​ ​Regensburg!

Information
Dom​ ​St.​ ​Peter
● among​ ​Bavaria's​ ​grandest​ ​Gothic​ ​cathedrals
● Construction​ ​dates​ ​from​ ​late​ ​1300,​ ​but​ ​the
distinctive​ ​filigree​ ​spires​ ​weren't​ ​added​ ​until​ ​the
19th​ ​century
● the​ ​extravagant​ ​western​ ​facade​ ​from​ ​this​ ​period​ ​is
festooned​ ​with​ ​sculptures
● Inside​ ​are​ ​kaleidoscopic​ ​stained-glass​ ​windows
above​ ​the​ ​choir​ ​and​ ​in​ ​the​ ​south​ ​transept
● Another​ ​highlight​ ​is​ ​a​ ​pair​ ​of​ ​charming​ ​sculptures
(1280),​ ​attached​ ​to​ ​pillars​ ​just​ ​west​ ​of​ ​the​ ​altar,
which​ ​features​ ​the​ ​Angel​ ​Gabriel​ ​beaming​ ​at​ ​the
Virgin​ ​on​ ​the​ ​opposite​ ​pillar​ ​as​ ​he​ ​delivers​ ​the​ ​news
that​ ​she's​ ​with​ ​child
Porta​ ​Praetoria
● the​ ​arched​ ​gate​ ​is​ ​the​ ​most​ ​impressive​ ​reminder​ ​of
Regensburg's​ ​Roman​ ​heritage
● was​ ​built​ ​in​ ​AD​ ​179​ ​by​ ​Emperor​ ​Marcus​ ​Aurelius​ ​as
part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Castra​ ​Regina​ ​fortress
● To​ ​see​ ​more​ ​remains​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Roman​ ​wall,​ ​stroll​ ​along
Unter​ ​den​ ​Schwibbögen
Steinerne​ ​Brücke
● A​ ​veritable​ ​miracle​ ​of​ ​engineering​ ​in​ ​its​ ​time,​ ​the
bridge​ ​was​ ​built​ ​between​ ​1135​ ​and​ ​1146.
● For​ ​centuries​ ​the​ ​only​ ​solid​ ​crossing​ ​along​ ​the​ ​entire
Danube.
● Legend:​ ​the​ ​bridge's​ ​crafty​ ​builder​ ​promised​ ​the
devil​ ​the​ ​first​ ​soul​ ​to​ ​cross​ ​the​ ​bridge​ ​if​ ​he​ ​let​ ​him
beat​ ​the​ ​cathedral-builder​ ​who​ ​had​ ​bet​ ​on
completing​ ​his​ ​church​ ​first.​ ​The​ ​bridge-builder​ ​won
and​ ​hoodwinked​ ​Satan​ ​too,​ ​for​ ​the​ ​first​ ​to​ ​cross​ ​the
bridge​ ​were​ ​a​ ​dog,​ ​a​ ​cat​ ​and​ ​a​ ​chicken

Altes​ ​Rathaus
● The​ ​seat​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Reichstag​ ​(parliament)
from​ ​1663​ ​to​ ​1803
● now​ ​home​ ​to​ ​Regensburg's​ ​three​ ​mayors,
the​ ​tourist​ ​office​ ​and​ ​the
Reichstagsmuseum
● richly​ ​decorated​ ​Reichssaal​ ​(Imperial​ ​Hall)
where​ ​the​ ​delegates​ ​convened
● ​ ​stomach-turning​ ​torture​ ​chamber​ ​in​ ​the
basement,​ ​dungeon​ ​and​ ​interrogation
room
Schloss​ ​Thun​ ​und​ ​Taxis
● In​ ​1500,​ ​Franz​ ​von​ ​Taxis​ ​(1459-1517)​ ​set
up​ ​the​ ​first​ ​European​ ​postal​ ​system,
which​ ​remained​ ​a​ ​monopoly​ ​until​ ​1900
● His​ ​family​ ​was​ ​given​ ​a​ ​new​ ​palace,​ ​the
former​ ​Benedictine​ ​monastery​ ​St
Emmeram,​ ​henceforth​ ​known​ ​as​ ​Schloss
Thurn​ ​und​ ​Taxis
● among​ ​the​ ​most​ ​modern​ ​palaces​ ​in
Europe​ ​(luxuries​ ​like​ ​flushing​ ​toilets,
central​ ​heating​ ​and​ ​electricity)
Basilika​ ​St​ ​Emmeram
● a​ ​masterpiece​ ​built​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Asam​ ​brothers
● here​ ​are​ ​two​ ​giant​ ​ceiling​ ​frescoes​ ​and,
sheltered​ ​in​ ​its​ ​crypt,​ ​the​ ​remains​ ​of​ ​Sts
Emmeram,​ ​Wolfgang​ ​and​ ​Ramwold,​ ​all
Regensburg​ ​bishops​ ​in​ ​the​ ​early​ ​days​ ​of
Christianity
Schottenkirche​ ​St.​ ​Jakob
● the​ ​12th-century​ ​main​ ​portal​ ​is
considered​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​supreme​ ​examples
of​ ​Romanesque​ ​architecture​ ​in​ ​Germany
● Its​ ​reliefs​ ​and​ ​sculptures​ ​form​ ​an
iconography​ ​that​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​baffle​ ​the
experts.


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