Cathedral of St Peter's

Cathedral of St Peter's, Regensburg

Cathedral of St Peter's
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Regensburg's skyline is dominated by the two towers of this 13th-century cathedral.
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ceetom1
Chino Hills, CA383 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is one of the highlights of the city. Went to tour the church on Easter Sunday only to find out a mass was about to begin so no visitors. Fortunately, we were able to attend mass and view the church interior at the same time. Worth a visit to see the interior.
Written May 1, 2022
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David D
763 contributions
Aug 2021
The cathedral dominates the skyline of Regensburg and is visually wonderful inside. The place feels empty without pews, but the windows and stonework make the place quite wonderful to visit. Entrance is free and it is definitely worth visiting.
Written August 24, 2021
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Mark Jordan
Barcelona, Spain1,129 contributions
Dec 2019
I'm not a fan of churches, cathedrals or what they they stand for/represent per se, but I can admire them as architectural constructions, and this one is pretty cool.

Amazing how 'gothic' churches sprang up all across Europe during this era and they all look the same without the same architects going from place to place... and each one taking over 20 years to build.

Random groups of people building the same looking churches in several countries across Europe at the same time, allegedly independently still baffles me.

However St Peter's Cathedral is a very nice building.
Written February 1, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China147,495 contributions
Dec 2019
Dom St. Peter (St. Peter's Cathedral) is probably one of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals in Bavaria. It is one of the most important religious houses and a fine attraction to visit during visits to Regensburg.

St. Peter's history dates back to around 700 with the present cathedral being built between the 13th and 16th century in a position slightly east of the original church. The cathedral includes French Gothic style architecture including buttresses, spires, gargoyles and numerous small statue figures fitted into small niches, elaborate portal entrances and two large towers fronting the facade. The exterior is quite attractive if you enjoy Gothic architecture.

The interior is very impressive as well. You'll fine a tall and narrow nave, ceiling vaults, very impressive stained glass windows, altars, artworks and sculptures. The interior is darkly lit and hard to photograph at times. There is a small crypt in the centre of the cathedral as well as a treasury (€1.50 per person) with an impressive collection available to be viewed.

We enjoyed our time at St. Peter's Cathedral. It is an impressive Gothic church, one that we would very much enjoy seeing again the next time we visit Regensburg.
Written January 16, 2020
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Anne C
Mahwah, NJ1,246 contributions
Dec 2019
Dom St. Peter can be seen (at least in part) from a lot of the old town area of Regensburg and it's quite an impressive Gothic structure. It actually seems to "fit" nicely into the main square, even though it towers over the other buildings. Somehow it makes the square feel airy to me.

Of course it's just beautiful.
Written January 29, 2020
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cgnavigator
Charlotte, NC26 contributions
Mar 2020
Stopped at Regensburg on the way to Prague from Munich. A picturesque, walkable town that I would like to return to. Uncrowded compared to other Bavarian attractions (perhaps because it was chilly early March). St. Peter's is impressive and certainly worth a visit if you're in the area.
Written March 15, 2020
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David P
Fayetteville, NC181 contributions
Sep 2020
After you cross the Old Bridge head straight up the hill to the Cathedral of Saint Peters. Right now the exterior is under construction but if know the Germans it will fantastic when it's finished. It is not crowded and you have room to move about. It is a great stop for quite meditation. Very nice inside.
Written September 6, 2020
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany11,326 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Amazing cathedral! Beautiful looking for far and huge inside. So much history here. Great place to relax and take a picture
Written September 29, 2020
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NWMinnesota
Warren, MN20 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
The old city of Regensburg was our 4th stop on Viking River Cruise's "Romantic Danube". I have to say that this beautiful Medieval city was my absolute favorite, by far! We docked a few blocks away from where our tour began, but it was a good, brisk walk to keep up with our tour guide as we walked along the banks of the Danube.

Once in the old city, she guided us through this history-filled town which once was such an important town for Medieval trade within Europe. But the history of its time under the Romans still shows in the many Roman ruins which serve as the foundations of many of the buildings, and in the magnificent stone bridge that spans the Danube and is still used for pedestrian traffic to this day.

I absolutely love being able to go back in time because the buildings in the old town are the same ones used and occupied by the in habitants hundreds of years ago. The outside of the buildings look as they did centuries ago, but now they're used as residences, quaint shops and boutiques, and trendy, upscale restaurants. The old town is a myriad of cobblestoned alleyways that wind their way all through the city. The walking tour covered the highlights of places to see just as all the other tours did, and there is the magnificent Cathedral of St. Peter's - a Gothic masterpiece as are all the other cathedrals strewn across Europe. We saw the outside of many interesting places, but unfortunately, time doesn't permit you to enter and explore everything you see. You view it, listen to the tour guide, and dash off to the next venue. There is some time at the end for individual exploring, but I found myself wanting more of this city. After doing some shopping, we sat at a table outside of the Hofbrauhaus restaurant (yes, of the same Hofbrauhaus that hosts the Oktoberfest each year in Munich), rested our feet, enjoyed an ice cold beer, and took in the locals and tourists passing by. We even got to see a wedding party arriving for their ceremony in a centuries old church right across the street. What a wonderful half-day we had! Indeed, my husband and I were the last ones to reboard the ship in this port!

My husband and I both agreed that we would like to come back to Regensburg on our own to explore for a few days in the future. I would enjoy a couple of days in Passau, 3 days in Regensburg, and 2-3 days in Nuremburg. That would be a wonderful trip.

I would also stay right in the old town of Regensburg at the hotel that used to be the Bishop's residence. From there we could take our time and wander through the town, explore the inside of many of these historic Medieval buildings, and take in more of the history, culture, and wonderful food and drink of Regensburg. I felt like I could live there and be happy to wander past history everywhere around me, every day. How lucky these people are to have such beauty around them all the time! I look forward to the day I can return and feel "at home" again in Regensburg!
Written July 24, 2012
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waehlerisch
Boston, MA187 contributions
Jun 2012 • Business
while gothic cathedrals always tend to pull our heartstrings, feeling uplifting, not to mention deliciously cool on a hot summer day, and while this is a very fine example, from an art-historical perspective, historically important and with lovely windows and other features, it doesn't hold a candle (sorry...) to st. emmeram, perhaps one of the most interesting churches you'll ever see, with a phenomenal architectural history you can follow from the carolingian period through the 18th century, from some roman remnants to romanasque, renaissance, baroque, rococo, and neo-classicist architecture/decoration (thankfully very little of the neo-classicist). yes, it's a bit of a jumble, but it's a wonderful jumble that, like the city of rome, but on a tiny scale, captures your interest and imagination, involves you intellectually, at every turn. i said go here instead of the cathedral. that's really only because tripadvisor doesn't have st. emmeram's. of course you should go to both. they're both wonderful, just in extremely different ways.
Written June 20, 2012
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