Regensburg is an important cultural, industrial, and commercial centre and a road and rail junction with a busy port area on the Danube. In the area of the old city was a Celtic settlement (Radasbona), which later became the site of a Roman stronghold and legionary camp, Castra Regina (founded ad 179).
Why were the dynasty towers built in Regensburg?
The Golden Tower in Regensburgs Old Town is a so-called Geschlechterturm, or dynasty tower dating to the second half of the 13th century. These towers were built by rich patrician families as status symbols in the Middle Ages: the more important the family was, the higher its tower.
How do you spell Regensburg Germany?
Regensburg is located at the confluence of the Danube, Naab, and Regen rivers. It was first settled during the Stone Age. In 179 AD, because of Regensburgs strategic location, the Romans founded a garrison town, then known as Ratisbona. Roman Emperor Marc Aurelius erected a castrum (fortress).
Which river flows through the most countries?
The Danube The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, and today flows through 10 countries, more than any other river in the world.