Regensburg Old Town
Regensburg, 80 miles from Munich, is the best preserved medieval city in Germany with its old townas the main highlight. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. The city sits along the Danube River and has many impressive historic buildings and monuments. Of the more than 1,500 listed buildings in Regensburg, 984 protected buildings form the 'Old Town with Stadtamhof' where you can wander through over 2,000 years of history. The city has one of the most impressive medieval skylines in Germany.
One of the notable buildings here is St. Peter's Cathedral, also called Regensburg Cathedral, which is the only example of a French Gothic cathedral east of the Rhine River. The cathedral has medieval stained glass like nowhere else in Germany. In the old town you'll find several squares including Rathausplatz, Kohlenmarkt, Dachauplatz, and Alter Kornmarkt. The Stone Bridge connects the old town with the Amhof district on opposite sides of the Danube. It's the oldest stone bridge in the country with some sections still in the original state. Other important sites include Porta Praetoria which was once the city's north gate, Thurn and Taxis Palace, and the Old Town Hall.
The Old Town is roughly bound by a series of parks north of the main train station and along the north side of the Danube River.