Set at the gateway to eastern Bavaria, Regensburg - previously Ratisbon - is a living museum popular with tourists. Spared destruction during World War II, its old centre dates back to the 12C and 13C, a golden age in which the city was a busy trading place for goods from the Orient. A Gothic cathedral and patrician houses with towers at every street corner add to the unique and authentic medieval atmosphere of this attractive town. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.
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