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"Regensburg's Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)" Germany Things to Do Tip by Paul2001

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  Altes Rathaus, Regensburg
by Paul2001

Regensburg's Altes Rathaus is considered to be one of the best preserved old town halls in all of Germany. It is a Gothic building that was begun back in the 12th century. The Rathaus was home to the first German parliament in the Imperial Diet Hall or Reichssaals.
The interior of the structure is the Reichstagsmuseum through which you can only visit by way of German speaking guided tour. This was rather irritating for me anyway, not being a German speaker and for the fact that the tour guide seemed to be a rather longwinded fellow. I suppose that he was giving very detailed descriptions of each room that we were in but it was all lost on me. The tour takes you through various halls and chambers used by the local electors. For many the most fascinating room in the whole place is in the place is in the basement where the dungeons are located. Here you can see a variety a torture instruments that were used years ago. I also found the stables to be quite interesting too and I am glad that the guide demonstrated the various tools.

Directions: Rathaus Platz in the Merchant Quarter of Regensburg.
Phone: 0941/5-07-44-11

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 9, 2003
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