Regensburg - Germany

Regensburg (also known as Ratisbonne) is situated in Bavaria, south-eastern Germany, on the right bank of the River Danube at its most northerly point, where it is joined by the Regen River. St. Peter's Cathedral (1275-1524) is one of the most important Gothic churches in Bavaria, with 14th-century stained-glass windows and two Romanesque chapels in the adjoining cloisters. Other notable churches include the Romanesque St. Emmeram's (parts of which date from the 8th century), the Alte Kapelle (Old Chapel, the earliest parts of which date from c. 1000), which has an elaborate Rococo interior. The Roman north gate (Porta Praetoria) and parts of the walls survive. It dates back to 179 A.D. In the area of the old city was a Celtic settlement (Radasbona), which later became the site of a Roman stronghold. It was made a bishopric in 739 and shortly afterward became a capital of the Carolingians. It was taken by the Swedes and later by imperial troops in the Thirty Years' War (17th century) and was destroyed by the French in 1809. It passed to Bavaria in 1810. Despite repeated bombings in World War II, Regensburg sustained little damage and most of its medieval buildings survived. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.