Regensburg and Its Medieval Appeal

On our sixth day on our Danube Cruise, we woke up on the riverbanks to Regensburg. This city in the Southeast of Germany was founded by the Romans in 179 AD.

The main attraction in Regensburg is its medieval city centre. Regensburg is one the few cities largely undamaged during World War II. The highlights of the city centre is the cathedral and the old stone bridge.

We started our tour at the old stone bridge where our tour guide was telling us a few stories about the town. Unfortunately, it was raining that day so we had our umbrellas out while walking around town. Our tour ended at the Regensburg Cathedral where we did a quick tour inside.

Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg
The view from The Old Stone Bridge
The Roman Catholic Gothic Church or Dom St. Peter
Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg
Dom St. Peter’s magnificent interior

We set off on our own with about four hours of free time. Lunch was at a German/Austrian restaurant of which name I do not recall. (I am sorry. Bad blogger.) Ran was finally able to eat his Spaghetti Bolognese and I had Pork Schnitzel.

Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg
Ran’s Spaghetti Bolognese
Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg
Pork Schnitzel for the nth time!
Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg
Kindercrepe from the Christmas Market

Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg

Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg
The gloomy weather did not mask the beautiful colorful buildings

After walking around town a bit, we headed to the Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Palace. Amawaterways gave us complimentary tickets to the market. And true to fashion, we almost got lost trying to find this place. But once we got there, oh men! The setting for this Christmas Market is the backyard of a real palace. It gives off a different vibe from the other Christmas Markets. It was quite cold that day because of the rain. So, we were sitting by the fire half the time we were at the market. Just waiting for our guide to show up to take us back to the ship. Gluhwein and Kinderspunsch definitely helped in warming our bodies though.

Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg
Our complimentary tickets!
Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg
Shoppers milling about the rustic booths at The Thurn And Taxis Christmas Market
Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg
Children gathered around the bonfire

Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg

That night’s dinner was at the Captain’s Gala. It was a smaller dining room with about 30 people. We were seated with 4 other adults. The food served is different from the main dining room. On your first or second night on the cruise, a staff member goes around during dinner to ask what night would you be interested in having dinner at the Captain’s Gala.

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Amawaterways Danube Christmas Market Cruise Regensburg
Dinner at the Captain’s Gala

Read about our adventures in other ports during this Christmas Markets on the Danube River cruise with Amawaterways by clicking the names of the cities: Salzburg, Melk, Vienna and Budapest!

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