Old Stone Bridge
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This 12th-century bridge still stands, a tribute to medieval engineering technology.
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  • Mike H
    Phoenix, Arizona2,077 contributions
    Great Story Behind This
    The bridge was built in the 12th Century and the story goes (from our guide) that it was built in 11 years. Everyone said that they devil helped in building it so fast. The architect supposedly told the devil that the first three souls that walked over the bridge were his for helping out. This generally would be the king, queen and bishop so the devil made the deal. When the bridge was finished the architect send a cock, a dog and a pig over first. The devil was mad and tried to destroy the bridge. There is a spot where the bridge appears to drop a little.
    Visited October 2022
    Written December 31, 2022
  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada11,743 contributions
    Historic bridge.
    The Stone Bridge (Steinerne Brücke) is a 12th-century bridge across the Danube linking the Old Town with Stadtamhof. For more than 800 years, until the 1930s, it was the city's only bridge across the river. It was the first stone bridge to cross the Danube. It is a masterwork of medieval construction, an emblem of the city and probably the model for Charles Bridge in Prague. When we visited in 2014, it was under construction but it is now finished.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 16, 2023
  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia49,677 contributions
    Historic Bridge
    The Stone Bridge (Steinerne Brücke) in Regensburg is a 12th-century bridge across the Danube River linking the Old Town with Stadtamhof. For more than 800 years, until the 1930s, it was the city's only bridge across the river and important for local trade. The arched bridge is of It is of medieval construction. Its no longer used for vehicle traffic and used as a pedestrian bridge. A great spot to take photos. The Historic Sausage Kitchen is located near the Stone Bridge on the Alstadt side is very busy and popular with tourists. I enjoyed a bratwurst with saukraut on a roll with as lovely local beer.
    Visited September 2022
    Written February 18, 2023
  • 1GiantsMS
    Redwood City, California1,205 contributions
    Historic Site
    Walked over the Old Stone Bridge and got a wonderful history lesson about its construction. It looks to be original although the main walking stones were replaced starting in 2010. The arch design is supported by man made islands in the Danube. Interesting that part of the river flows under a hotel building before reaching the bridge. We were warned about the currents; which you could see swirling from on the edge of the bridge. Very impressive.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Edwelsh
    North Canton, Ohio4,662 contributions
    Walking through History
    This 12th century bridge over the Danube was partially destroyed in the war but restored beautifully. When you take the easy walk into town over it you can see boats on the river and the gothic spires of St Peter’s Cathedral. It’s a great photo spot because the bridge is wide open and in the perfect location.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Wilford Machado
    Mumbai, India17 contributions
    A walk over a thousand year old bridge
    Beautiful and picturesque medieval stone bridge over the Danube river. Make sure you visit on a bright sunny day, it makes all the difference. While it may look like any other old bridge, this one is special and has a lot of history associated with it
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 4, 2023
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,743 contributions
Dec 2022
The Stone Bridge (Steinerne Brücke) is a 12th-century bridge across the Danube linking the Old Town with Stadtamhof. For more than 800 years, until the 1930s, it was the city's only bridge across the river. It was the first stone bridge to cross the Danube. It is a masterwork of medieval construction, an emblem of the city and probably the model for Charles Bridge in Prague.
When we visited in 2014, it was under construction but it is now finished.
Written January 16, 2023
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1GiantsMS
Redwood City, CA1,205 contributions
May 2023
Walked over the Old Stone Bridge and got a wonderful history lesson about its construction. It looks to be original although the main walking stones were replaced starting in 2010. The arch design is supported by man made islands in the Danube. Interesting that part of the river flows under a hotel building before reaching the bridge. We were warned about the currents; which you could see swirling from on the edge of the bridge. Very impressive.
Written May 16, 2023
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Jim W
Schonaich, Germany2,843 contributions
Jul 2021
Although the United States has many wonderful things to see and cities to visit, it is hard to find anywhere in the US where the Romans set up military camps, built bridges, or simply conquered. Actually, there isn't any! What I love about Europe is that you can find these places in almost every country. This famous stone bridge was built in the 12th century and was the model for the beautiful bridge in Heidelberg and also the lovely Charles Bridge in Prague. It is also historic in that it was built by the Romans and it was later used by the Christians during the Crusades. Impressive history!
Written September 4, 2021
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,272 contributions
Sep 2022
The Old Stone Bridge in Regensburg is beautiful in and of itself. But when one takes into consideration its history (first stone bridge across the Danube, built 500+ years ago), the bridge takes on a new significance. In an era where our bridges last 50-75 years at best, it's amazing to see this piece of engineering marvel. It's super fun to walk across the bridge, and if you're lucky, have a river boat float by directly under (there's very little clearance). And the sun sets on the bridge are beautiful. Definitely a highlight in Regensburg.
Written December 7, 2022
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ2,077 contributions
Oct 2022
The bridge was built in the 12th Century and the story goes (from our guide) that it was built in 11 years. Everyone said that they devil helped in building it so fast. The architect supposedly told the devil that the first three souls that walked over the bridge were his for helping out. This generally would be the king, queen and bishop so the devil made the deal.
When the bridge was finished the architect send a cock, a dog and a pig over first. The devil was mad and tried to destroy the bridge. There is a spot where the bridge appears to drop a little.
Written December 31, 2022
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ceetom1
Chino Hills, CA396 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Walked the stone bridge both ways to see what's on both ends. Ancient structure that looks in excellent condition. At one end is an old restaurant that serves sausages and beer. It is historical.
Written May 1, 2022
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Edwelsh
North Canton, OH4,662 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
This 12th century bridge over the Danube was partially destroyed in the war but restored beautifully. When you take the easy walk into town over it you can see boats on the river and the gothic spires of St Peter’s Cathedral. It’s a great photo spot because the bridge is wide open and in the perfect location.
Written July 23, 2023
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David P
Fayetteville, NC204 contributions
Sep 2020
I went on a Sunday and all of the stores were open, unusual for Germany. There is plenty of parking. If can sit on both sides of the river if the weather is nice and get some sun. It is bicycle friendly. Plenty of restaurants to eat on both sides. In the old city visit the Eingang Zum Dom Cathedral.
Written September 6, 2020
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Wilford Machado
Mumbai, India17 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Beautiful and picturesque medieval stone bridge over the Danube river. Make sure you visit on a bright sunny day, it makes all the difference. While it may look like any other old bridge, this one is special and has a lot of history associated with it
Written December 4, 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK9,534 contributions
Aug 2020
Oh look, a bridge. Let's drive four hours to see the marvels of Regensburg, one of the richest cities of the Holy Roman Empire. Oh wait, you wanted information? You were expecting some decoration? Sorry mate, this is just a very plain bridge across the Danube. Yes it's old but so's my Gran and she's more photogenic. The area around here has some more beautiful medieval buildings but unless you both speak German and have an eye for snooping that would make Sherlock Holmes blush you won't be able to find any information about them. Basically, Regensburg's tourist agency is xenophobic and makes no concessions to attract foreign visitors. Learn German or **ss off home.
Written August 10, 2020
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