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About Regensburg

A key trading centre on the Danube for millennia, Regensburg is an exceptional city, brimming with beautiful architecture and brilliantly suited to curious history buffs and relaxed amblers. This immensely characterful city is now home to around 150,000 inhabitants, some of whom continue to live in lovingly restored heritage edifices. Other striking buildings have become charming boutique hotels — selected by our Gurus as the best places to stay in Regensburg.

Many of Regensburg’s most dazzling landmarks were built between the 11th and 13th centuries, when the town was already an immensely wealthy trading hub. Dubbed ‘Germany’s medieval miracle’, the city invites laid-back visitors to stroll along narrow streets lined with colourful residences, or to take a restful boat ride along the Danube to marvel at the lovely homes which continue to line the riverfront. The Gothic Saint Peter’s Cathedral, complete with impressive stained glass windows, is a real gem — as is the 11th-century Romanesque St Emmeram's Abbey.

Don’t miss delving into the city’s past at the Regensburg Museum of History, or with a private city tour. The Old Town Hall, the site of the Holy Roman Empire’s Permanent Imperial Diet from 1663 to 1806, has a special place in Germany’s history. Haidplatz, the triangular square in the heart of town, is framed by resplendent 800-year-old edifices, and perfect for a refreshing cup of coffee or a cold beer after a day of discovery. The city is a fabulous spring and summer destination, but it’s also marvellous in winter, when cosy Christmas markets fill the squares and the best places to stay in Regensburg promise an extra-warm welcome.

The Best Places to Stay in Regensburg

For Boutique Chic

  • Bohemian Hotel sits on one of the most beautiful streets in the Old Town. Characterful guest rooms feature exploded wooden beams, antique furnishings and colourful throws. Savour hearty breakfasts, enjoy sharing platters at the Chin Chin Bar, and explore the pretty cobbled streets which await just outside.
  • Hotel Orphée is tucked within a well-preserved Baroque building in the heart of Regensburg’s pedestrianised Old Town. Pretty four-poster beds are draped with light muslin, patterned rugs adorn bedroom floors, and old-fashioned chandeliers hang from high ceilings, creating an artsy, romantic feel. Don’t miss dining at the popular brasserie.

For Families or Groups

  • Green Spirit Hotel, a tranquil B&B on the edge of Regensburg’s stunning Old Town, has a range of deluxe and family guest rooms, as well as larger apartments with terraces. Expect good breakfasts, a courtyard garden and a lively bar. A reasonably priced choice for travellers of all ages.
  • Hotel Luis Stadl has 18 rooms and multi-bedroom apartments in a converted barn on Regenburg’s Unterer Wöhrd island. Expect a cosy, retro feel, and a real sense of independence with well-equipped kitchens in the larger apartments. Ideal for family trips with a children’s play area, or group holidays with a buzzy bar.
  • Domeresidenz Regensburg offers three self-catering suites, each of which sleeps up to four guests. The converted 12th-century building is impressed, and interiors fuse antique elements with chic contemporary pieces. Think spacious living and dining rooms, well-equipped kitchens and big bedrooms. A very indulgent choice for a family or group getaway.

For Great Value

  • Hotel Rote 19 offers six stylish rooms and suites in an 18th-century building. Contemporary interiors are minimalistic and understated, with high ceilings, block colours and all the mod-cons. An affordable city break base. .


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Nuremberg Airport or to Munich International Airport, each around an hour from Regensburg by train or taxi.
  • The city itself is well-served by public transport, but you may want the flexibiity of your own vehicle to explore beyond Regensburg. Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit during the summer months, with temperatures averaging around 23°C between May and early September. You'll find fewer crowds and great hotel deals outside the school holidays.



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Best Hotels in Regensburg

  • Hotel Rote 19 Regensburg 6 rooms from £69

    Local exploring  -  All of the main sites in this UNESCO World Heritage site town are accessible by foot and the train station is just 500m away
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the city's medieval Old Stone Bridge, Thurn und Taxis Palace, Cathedral Regensburg, Altes Rathaus and Haidplatz Square
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Full of character
    ViewsParkingNo pets

    A stylish boutique hotel located in the centre of Regensburg. Housed in an 18th-century building, 6 rooms and suites have been lovingly refurbished in a contemporary minimalist style with top-quality bedding, technology and amenities. There is no dining on-site but plenty of good options nearby. See More

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  • Green Spirit Hotel Regensburg 37 rooms from £71

    Local exploring  -  This Bavarian city is known for its well-preserved medieval core. Explore winding streets, Gothic buildings and bridges by foot
    City Style  -  This quirky hotel is a mix of old and new; striking contemporary architecture combined with German antiques creates real soul
    Artworks  -  The hotel has a permanent art gallery which hosts exhibitions of contemporary art
    Great walks  -  A walking tour of the city must include the Old Stone Bridge, St Peter Cathedral, Old Town Hall and St. Emmeram's Palace
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    Unique B&B located on the edge of Regensburg old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guest-rooms in the 18th century listed building are split between Deluxe, Family rooms and apartments, some of which come with terraces and urban garden access. There is a bar and a very pleasant inner courtyard. See More

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  • Bohemian Hotel Regensburg 17 rooms from £98

    Local exploring  -  The place to stay to make the most of this well-preserved medieval city. Walk the winding cobbled streets and explore the sites
    Sights nearby  -  The central location means Haidplatz Square, Bismarckplatz, Altes Rathaus and Thurn und Taxis Palace are less than 500m away
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Kayaking  -  Available locally.
    Pet friendlyParking

    Family-run hotel located on one of Regensburg's most beautiful streets in the heart of the old town. Rooms are full of character decorated with antique furniture and colourful throws. Breakfast is served but there is no restaurant, however, platters can be ordered at the Chin Chin bar. See More

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  • Hotel Luis Stadl Regensburg 18 rooms from £102

    Families  -  The apartments sleep up to 6 and have self-contained kitchens. There is also a children's playground on property
    Sights nearby  -  The city's main medieval sites are within 500 metres and 1km of the hotel. Visit the cathedral, Old Stone Bridge and Stadtamhof
    Great walks  -  Leave the city and enjoy pleasant walks in Höllbach forest
    Restaurant  -  Breakfast is served in the hotel's coffee shop
    RestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    Shabby-chic 18 room hotel located in a converted barn on Regenburg's Unterer Wöhrd island. Close to the banks of the Danube, rooms and apartment suites feel cosy and retro. There is a lively and popular bar but no restaurant, however, the city's main sites and cafes are all within walking distance. See More

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  • Hotel Orphee Regensburg 25 rooms from £148

    Local exploring  -  Right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Redensburg's old town, minutes from the cathedral and Steinerne Brücke bridge.
    Local markets  -  Winter guests must be sure to explore the Regensburg festive markets.
    Great walks  -  Head out on foot to explore this fascinating city centre.
    Sights nearby  -  Only a five minute walk from the Dom St Peter.
    RestaurantPet friendlyDisabled access

    In an original Baroque building in the heart of Regensburg's busy pedestrianised old town, the Hotel Orphee is almost more of a restaurant with rooms than an hotel. Excellent and popular brasserie and bar. Eclectic and arty rooms. See More

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  • Domresidenz Regensburg Regensburg 3 rooms from £311

    Local exploring  -  The location could not be better from which to explore the well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage site of Regensburg by foot
    Sights nearby  -  Make sure to visit the medieval city's main sites: Altes Rathaus, Cathedral Regensburg, Haidplatz Square and tadtamhof
    Minimum Stay  -  Minimum stay of 2 nights for all apartments
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    Three luxurious self-catered apartment suites located in the centre of Regensburg old town. Situated in a converted 12th-century building, each 2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 and has a living room, dining table, flat-screen TV and well-equipped kitchen, resulting in an ideal home away from home. See More

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