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“Wonderful Christmas market”

Thurn und Taxis Palace
Ranked #1 of 10 Tours in Regensburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We timed our visit to Germany and Austria to visit as many Christmas markets as possible. We went to multiple markets in Munich, Salzburg, Wolfgangsee area, and Regensburg. The "Romantic' market at the Thurn und Taxis palace was my favorite. Unlike the others we visited, there is an entrance fee (6euros), but it was worth it. Why? The booths that sell decorations and handcrafts offer a better quality and selection than other markets-perhaps there is a more stringent selection process. Food booths were more varied , and quality was very good. It was large, spread out in two palace courtyards and winding paths in the park outside the palace. Best of all was the atmosphere. We went in the evening, and throughout the market, bonfires and torches light your way along paths, along with Christmas lights. Stop and admire the towering tree slathered with decorations and lights in the center courtyard. Enjoy a warm cup of flaming rum and sugar- spiked gluhwein served from a kettle hanging over an open fire (feuerzangenbowle). Enjoy the appearance on the balcony at 6 of the lovely Christkind, who reads a poem to the crowds below. It was a wonderful experience; highly recommend this market.

While we were there, my family also took in the one hour tour of the palace (German tour). They loved it.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Probebly the biggest castle in europe with a lot of history around it. They have guided tours, but i never been to any one. But i guess thats a must.

1  Thank Patrik S
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Visited the Christmas markets in the palace. They were outstanding. The 6 Euro entrance is great value for money. Don't miss this if you get the chance.

1  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

We joined a German tour since there was no English one. The guide translated a sentence or two in some of the rooms for us, but we could not understand why we were not given English audioguides which are available in summer. Also it was annoying to have to pay to enter the Christmas Market before we could even get to the booth collecting our money for the tour. And the actual tour schedule was completely different from what appeared on the website. In spite of all that, we did enjoy both the market and the palace. We spent an extra 5 Euros on a nice little guidebook in English. The palace has a very interesting history, connected with Franz Joseph and Sisi, whose older sister married the Prince.

1  Thank tallpinesCO
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great resturant. They could have better directions in the old town. People have a problem getting around the city. You need to stay in the center city. Some fun places but not A lot to do

Thank MDKCS5
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