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Regensburg

German location
Administration
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Palatinate
DistrictUrban district
BrgermeisterHans Schaidinger
PartyCSU
Basic statistics
Area (km2)80.76
Elevation (m)326 - 471
Population130080
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateR
Postal code93001 93059
Area code0941

Regensburg

Native NameReichsstadt Regensburg
Conventional Long NameImperial City of Regensburg
Common NameRegensburg
ContinentEurope
RegionCentral Europe
CountryGermany
EraMiddle Ages
StatusCity-state
EmpireHoly Roman Empire
Government TypeRepublic
TodayGermany
Year Start1245
Year End1803
Event PreFirst settled
Date PreStone Age
Event StartGained Reichsfreiheit¹
Event1City annexed by Bavaria
Date Event11486 96
Event2City adopted Reformation
Date Event21542
Event3Made permanent seat
 of the Reichstag
Date Event3
1663
Event EndMediatised to new
 Archbishopric2
Date End
Event PostCeded to Bavaria on
 Imperial collapse
Date Post
1806
P1Duchy of Bavaria
S1Archbishopric of Regensburg
CapitalRegensburg

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Regensburg (-deˈʁeːɡənsbʊɐ̯k; historically also Ratisbon, from Celtic Ratisbona, -gswˈrɛŋʃbʊɐ̯k, , , ) is a city in Bavaria, Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. To the east lies the Bavarian Forest. Regensburg is the capital of the Bavarian administrative region Upper Palatinate. The large medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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