29. 10. 2012.

UNESCO - Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof, Germany

Regensburg  is a city in Bavaria located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers. The first settlements in Regensburg date to the Stone Age, and there are ruins (a fortress) from the Roman period. Between 1135 and 1146, the Stone Bridge across the Danube was built, which opened major international trade routes between northern Europe and Venice - this began Regensburg's golden age as a residence of wealthy trading families. Regensburg became the cultural centre of southern Germany and was celebrated for its gold work and fabrics.
The Dom (Cathedral of St. Peter) is an 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 Goliath House was built in 1260, but the painting of David and Goliath was done in 1573. Its one of the most distinguished landmarks of the Regensburg Old Town.
I was thrilled when I learned that one German Unesco site is fairly close to where my sister lives, so I was only too happy to visit earlier this year :)) The whole town was covered in snow, the river was half-frozen and I sincerely enjoyed the serene winter atmosphere. The German Post issued the Regensburg stamp around the same time. Happy Agi xD

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