"Welsh rarebit" Regensburg Things to Do Tip by Lochlainn

Regensburg Things to Do: 112 reviews and 322 photos


The tower you can see here furthest back is the Goldener Turm, the other belongs to the Kastenmayer palace, both on Wahlenstrasse. They say this street's name is the one in oldest continuous use in Regensburg and stretches back probably even to Roman times! The logic to this claim is that Wahlen is a form of Welschen, an archaic word used to describe Italians. Church documents of the 12th century refer to it as 'Inter Latinos' (Amongst Italians). It makes you wonder did visiting Welsh people in the middle ages have a problem with Bavarians practising their Italian on them? It's a good job they dropped the term! The pub I worked in was just around the corner from this street (and I don't ever remember a visiting Welsh person - though quite a few Welschen!).

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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