Things to do in Regensburg, Germany

Our most recommended things to do in Regensburg

Regensburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

1. Regensburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

Explore the historic city of Regensburg onboard a tourist train. Enjoy a ride through the city center departing from the Cathedral. Travel along the Danube and pass by the Palace of St. Emmeram, the seat of the princely family of Thurn and Taxis. Enjoy panoramic views of the sights from the comfort of your train seat. In addition, learn more about the history of the city and uncover its secrets and legends from an informative audio-guide. During this tour, see see all of the city's highlights in just 45 minutes and afterwards, explore the rest of the city at your own pace.

Regensburg: Exciting outdoor-escape-game and adventure

2. Regensburg: Exciting outdoor-escape-game and adventure

Plunge into a captivating story about about a former detective turned bestselling author that has gone missing along with his latest manuscript. Uncover clues to solve the mystery and see the city of Regensburg from a unique perspective.  Download the tour and head to the Saint Peter Cathedral in central Regensburg to start your adventure using the directions on your smartphone. Immerse yourself in a case where nothing is as it seems. Explore the plot's twists and turns as you solve riddles and complete tasks.  Reveal a facinating backstory and uncover new information as you meet the missing person's friends, listen to witnesses, and read or listen to police reports. Unravel the strange stories in the missing man's latest manuscript.  Put your heads together as you work out what really happened. Continue the fun with a bonus round of tasks and riddles that can be completed once you have solved the mystery. 

Regensburg: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

3. Regensburg: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore Regensburg through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Regensburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

4. Regensburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

Take a private walking tour through Regensburg, one of the oldest cities in Bavaria. Discover its origins as the “Fortress by the river Regen” and see its historical sights. Meet your guide at the train station and start your tour. See one of the oldest and most well-preserved medieval bridges in German, the Stone bridge. Marvel at the Schloss Thurn und Taxis, a city palace that is still in the hands of the ancient aristocratic family of the same name to this day. This is one of the very few surviving examples of palaces still in use by the nobility in Germany. See the Regensburger Dom, in the picturesque center of town. The Grand Cathedral that stands as a classic example of Bavarian gothic architecture, and is home to the “Regensburger Domspatzen”, a famous boys' choir. Be inspired by the stunning beautifully preserved Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through one of the largest medieval towns north of the Alps and admire the historic architecture of over 1500 different buildings.

Regensburg: Sightseeing Cruise to Walhalla with Local Guide

5. Regensburg: Sightseeing Cruise to Walhalla with Local Guide

Go on an adventure in Regensburg with this sightseeing cruise. Hop on in Regensburg and go on a round trip to Walhalla and back. Enjoy the beauty of the Danube River and listen to your guide tell you about the city's history and culture. Begin by meeting your guide in the center of Regensburg. Jump on board, find a seat, and set sail. Buy yourself a glass of champagne or a snack in the onboard restaurant, and be inspired by the one million Swarovski crystals installed in the ship. Enjoy an unforgettable view of the Walhalla from the comfort of the boat. Marvel at this neo-classical monument that was erected by King Ludwig I. The building honors important people in German history, from politicians to artists. Listen to your guide provide information about it via loudspeakers.

Regensburg: City Highlights Historical Boat Tour

6. Regensburg: City Highlights Historical Boat Tour

Discover the history and architecture of Regensburg from the river as you cruise along the Danube. Board the MS Bruckmadl and travel past the river’s whirling currents, known as ‘strudel’. See the colorful Old Town, St Peter’s Cathedral and the Stone Bridge as you go. Climb aboard the MS Bruckmadl to start the tour. Learn about the boat’s former life as the MS Agnes Bernauer, one of the shipping company Wurm & Noé's oldest vessels.  Pass through the medieval Old Town of Regensburg, under the 12th Century Stone Bridge and gaze at the cathedral's dramatic Gothic spires. Learn more about the city as you go from detailed facts over the boat’s loudspeaker.

Munich: Day Trip to Regensburg with Artist Paul Riedel

7. Munich: Day Trip to Regensburg with Artist Paul Riedel

Take a train trip to explore Regensburg with artist Paul Riedel. See iconic architecture, like the town hall, the German gothic cathedral, and the famous stone bridge as you explore Regensburg. Paul will guide you to the most iconic and picturesque architecture from the Middle Ages while telling you all the insider stories about the city. You'll see the medieval Old Town, the monument to Johannes Kepler, the Regensburger Dom, and the bridge. The bridge is a highlight of medieval bridge-building and has been used as an example and model for other bridges around the world for centuries. At the confluence of the Danube, Naab, and Regen rivers, Regensburg was originally called Radasbona, a Celtic name. Since 2006 the medieval center of Regensburg has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2014 Regensburg was ranked among the top sites to visit in Germany. After the guided tour, you'll have 3 hours of free time to explore historic Old Town on your own, before the return train trip to Munich.

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What people are saying about Regensburg, Germany

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 60 reviews

wir fanden es herrlich. es ist auf jeden fall für jeden was dabei. die kleinen geschichten die man lösen musste haben uns besonders gut gefallen da man sehr viel miteinander reden konnte. wenn es regnet kann man das spiel einfach später starten.

It was a nice short trip to sit and see the historic Regensburg town. Roughly 40 mins ride, with 5 different languages for the audio guide. Friendly staff, we get an earphone to listen to the guide. A must try especially with kids.

A great experience for young and old, very good information about the origin and history of the city of Regensburg.

We saw all of the main sites that we were looking to see in this beautiful little town.

The tour was very nice and informative. All sights were easy to see from the train.