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Old town of Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany. View with the river Danube, the Stone Bridge (built 1135–1146) and the St. Peter's Cathedral. Maybe the most used picture of this town.
In the native language of the webcam owner
Altstadt von Regensburg in Bayern, Deutschland. Zu sehen ist der Fluss Donau, die Steinerne Brücke (erbaut 1135-1146) und der Dom St. Peter. Das wohl bekannteste Postkarten-Motiv der Stadt.
Regensburg (also Ratisbon, , , originally "Castra Regina", meaning Fortresses on the Regen river) is a city (population 131,000 in 2007) in Bavaria, Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. To the east lies the Bavarian Forest. Regensburg is the capital of the Bavarian administrative region Upper Palatinate. The large medieval center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. History: The first settlements in Regensburg date to the Stone Age. The Celtic name Radasbona was the oldest name given to a settlement near the present city. Around AD 90 the Romans built a small "cohort-fort" in what would now be the suburbs. In 179 the Roman fort Castra Regina ("fortress by the river Regen") was built for Legio III "Italica" during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. It was an important camp on the most northern point of the Danube: it corresponds to what is today the core of Regensburg's "Altstadt" ("Old City") east of the ... Read more about Regensburg on Wikipedia