Friday, 26 March 2010

Regensburger Dom

This small city has part of a wall which dates back to the second century C.E. Unbelievable to look at. Anytime I get the morning off and the weather's nice, I consider hopping on a train and taking a trip to Regensburg. It's a university town and has wonderful, youthful energy.

The city was very wealthy in both the Renaissance and Gothic parts of the Middle Ages. When the city lost favour with the powers that be and other cities like Augsburg or Salzburg became more important trade routes, Regensburg became an also-ran. A has-been.

Fortunately for us, that meant that when other cities developed architecturally, Regensburg was stuck with the same old, Renaissance/Gothic architecture. Today, you walk down a simple road here and see buildings from the time that Munich was still an apple in his mother's eye.

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