Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Regensburg - GERMANY - UNESCO #1155
This was a direct swap with another postcrosser - the beautiful town of Regensburg, a UNESCO site I really want to visit, along with all the Bavaria region. What a nice postcard, it almost look like a painting... thank you very much Sonja for adding this to my UNESCO collection: 23 down, 939 to go. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!
Located on the Danube River in Bavaria, this medieval town contains many buildings of exceptional quality that testify to its history as a trading centre and to its influence on the region from the 9th century. A notable number of historic structures span some two millennia and include ancient Roman, Romanesque and Gothic buildings. Regensburg’s 11th- to 13th-century architecture – including the market, city hall and cathedral – still defines the character of the town marked by tall buildings, dark and narrow lanes, and strong fortifications. The buildings include medieval patrician houses and towers, a large number of churches and monastic ensembles as well as the 12th-century Old Bridge.