Regensberg and Wurzburg

Sep 24th, 2014, 01:34 AM
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Regensberg and Wurzburg

Am planning my 2015 vacation in May. Will fly into Budapest for 3 days, train to Vienna for 2 days (we have been there before), train to Regensberg for a few days then train to Wurzburg for a few days then train to Frankfurt (over
night) then fly home to Houston. I'm trying to decide how many days in Regensberg and Wirzburg (about 5 in total). Which is worth 3?
We do not do museums, but like to walk thru the old town, visit some churches, shop, and are open to visiting palaces and castles. We would be using the Eurrail select pass and using ff miles for the air portion. Also am interested in your picks for hotels in Regensberg and Wurzburg. We will be using hotel points in Budapest (Marriott) and Vienna (Hilton) and Frankfurt (Westin).
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Sep 24th, 2014, 04:48 AM
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Hi Bill, I was not able to find tea towels in Dresden and Berlin. I looked in lots of souvenir shops but they all carried about the same things and none of them were tea towels. I got myself a few tote bags with the Dresden buildings but that's the closest I could find. I did respond on your original tea towel thread but I'm also responding here so you know you were not forgotten.

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Sep 24th, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Thanks, I appreciate your effort.
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Sep 24th, 2014, 02:39 PM
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my sense is that we spend 3 days in Wurzburg and 2 in Regensberg.
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Sep 24th, 2014, 03:45 PM
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Having been to both I'd say Regensberg may have more to see and do right in town - it is said to have the most medieval buildings in any German town. I loved Wurzburg too, but more because of the setting - vineyards surround the town.

You may want to look at the Germany-Austria Railpass as a cheaper option than the Eurail Select - fares from Budapest to Austria is small and this pass I believes comes in 2nd class at a much cheaper per day rate (well I have not checked but surmising based on two-country Eurail passes - then again first class has immense benefits IME but the two-country pass with the fare from Budapest to Austria may give you the exact same benefits for a lower cost. Not sure but check it out. Great sites for loads of info on trains: www.budgeteuropetravel.com; www.ricksteves.com and www.seat61.com.

You may even consider just the German Twin Pass and hop Westbahn trains in Austria that are dirt-cheap compared to the regular Austrian Railways trains - the German along pass is much cheaper per day I think that either the 2- or 4-country Select Pass - but maybe you are hitting other countries not mentioned. Just a thought that could, maybe could, save you some money and give the same benefits.
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Sep 24th, 2014, 03:46 PM
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I would do the reverse, 2 days in Wurzburg and 3 days in Regensberg

In Wurzburg:

1. Do the Resdienze ...a must
2.Killian Church
3. Neumunster Church , very nice and almost next door to Killian church

4.Walk the Old Main Bridge, looks a bit like the Charles Bridge in Pargue.

5.Marienberg Fortress, up the hill from the Main Bridge , you cannot miss it,huge place.
This is where the Bishop lived until the Residenze was built.

6 University area with its old building. This is a University town.

The rest you can walk around

Regensberg:

1. You MUST eat at the little green 900 year old Sausage Kitchen house which is 1/2 block from the Bridge and next to the Salt Warehouse which has an archway leading to the Bridge.

This is where the workers ate when they were building St.Peter's Cathedral, which you will go inside.

2. City Hall and Justice Building , half a block apart.
3.The Gold Tower.

4. Neupfaar Church and Square, in the square is a monument to the Jews.
There are many nice shops around here.

5. Bamberg Tower and the Goliathhaus with the huge mural of David and Goliath.

6. YOU MUST go inside the Old Chapel Church, it is just a block or so away form St. Peter's Cathedral.
It is in the Kornmarkt Square.
You will be blown away by the interior.!!!!

7. Regensberg is unique , it has FIVE town squares.
Kornmarkt Square
Neupfaar Square
St.Peter's Square
Haid Platz ( Square)by Court of Justice Building and Justice Fountain

Bismarck Square ( very nice )
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Sep 24th, 2014, 04:12 PM
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Thanks everyone, great advice and much appreciated!
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Sep 24th, 2014, 04:58 PM
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My two favorite towns in Germany. I could divide the time either way and be happy. I would only add that both towns are circled by green parks where the fortification walls used to be. A nice 2-4 hours for me. A special plus if you are a bird watcher.

I am moderately cheap when it comes to hotels and do not have points in any case. We stay at the Weidenhof in Regensburg and the St. Josef in Würzburg. Both have good breakfasts, friendly staffs (owners at the St. Josef) and a good location near the town center.

We plan to visit both again next April. Regards, Gary
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Please note that RegensBERG is a castle ruin by a village in Northern Sitzerland. I do not think that you want to spend 3 days there.

The city you want to visit, and that all the others in this thread are discussing, is not named Regensberg but RegensBURG.

Spelling matters, especially when looking up train connections, or you will be mislead.

My travel page about Regensburg(!) is here, in case you want to have a look at it: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/6664/
I stayed at Hotel Kaiserhof, a fine place right opposite the cathedral. Perfect location.
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Sep 25th, 2014, 06:19 AM
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Thanks and yes I meant the city in Germany.
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Sep 26th, 2014, 04:09 AM
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I am now thinking of dropping Wurzburg and adding a day in Vienna.
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