Regensburg (2013)
The Danube
Christmas 2013
The stone bridge of Regensburg built across the Danube in the 12th century is Germany's oldest.
On this visit repair scaffolding obscured the view from this side.
The view from the other side was perfect
The Cathedral
and Christmas Market (Christkindlmarkt)

Scenes of the city include this statue of Don Juan, the son of the emperor after a liason with a local girl.
At left a recognizable Biblical scene painted on a building and
a memorial to local victims of the Holocaust
in front of the building where they once lived
Each town has its own version of Gluehwien (traditional hot & spicy wine) in a collectable mug. Joe collected them all.
Of course you need pastry to go with that wine.
Chocolate treats were everywhere. A carpenter would appreciate these
More Gluehwein!
Stalls displayed unique handmade crafts
The Basilica of St Emmeram
Walking from one Christmas Market to another
The estate of the Von Taxis family is the setting for a special Christmas Market.
The family business of transporting goods and people, begun hundreds of years ago, is the origin of the word "taxi"
We didn't have time for the tour of the house. Maybe next visit?
This seller of Gluehwein looked like Joe's sister.
In the evening we attend a concert of a Boys' Choir. Photos of the children and their performance were not allowed.
They were amazing and we bought 2 of their CDs.

We last visited Regensburg during the Easter Markets in 2012.

Pictures of that trip are HERE