From Place To Space: Quaint Regensburg

February 24, 2013 0


Every Monday I try to take you with me on a little inspiring voyage to discover new places and spaces. It is my way of fighting the Monday blues of returning to offices, duties and chores. So today, let us discover the quaint town of Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany. I spent a weekend there recently and brought back a few lovely shots from this charming, medieval town in southern Germany. I was staying in the city center, that is the old town of Regensburg in the fine Hotel Goliath. Soon after my arrival I realized that my stay in Regensburg will be a colourful one – full with soft sherbet shades.

Regensburg can easily be discovered by foot. The old town is compact and not too big, it lies on the northernmost point of the Danube river and is the capital of the Bavarian region called Upper Palatinate. The gothic cathedral and the medieval stone bridge are the town’s main sights and definitely worth a visit. 

The weekend in Regensburg was a wintery and cold one. While strolling the narrow, cobbled streets of old Regensburg on a misty Saturday morning, I couldn’t help but think of the Brothers Grimm fairytales that I read as a kid in Austria. The town itself seemed like a sleeping beauty waiting for prince charming to wake her up. I did the best I could by snapping around pictures and gasping a few oh’s and ah’s. 

Walking around has a good side effect. You get thirsty and hungry after a while and thus you embark on the adventure of finding inspiring places to meet your culinary and visual design desires. I was lucky enough to pass by a fabulous ‘bakery meets café’ place called ‘Anna‘. Like most of the gastronomical places in the old town, this one was in a historical building with thick stone walls and great arches. Their bread is very famous and they serve yummy slices of German dark bread with various toppings as well as delicious cakes – the apple and cream cake was divine.

Invigorated after the break, I went on devouring the beautiful facades and building of old Regensburg. A short sunny break was the perfect moment to realize how much impact sunlight has on the perception of colours. It was even brighter and more colourful than before. Some other places I’ve discovered and loved: What I call ‘the Starbucks of Regensburg but with a cuter logo’ is the local café ‘Kaffeelotte‘ – so cute and comfy. And for dinner, I went to the fabulous French restaurant ‘L’Orphée‘ and enjoyed a delicious lapin provençal and French cheeses accompanied by French wine (the Francophile in me couldn’t resist). By the way, next to the restaurant is the equally named hotel with stunning rooms in a medieval building. Definitely worth a stay if you ever decide to visit this little corner of Germany.

And for now, let’s get back to Monday and its pros and cons. Happy week, friends!

P.S.: Have you noticed the new font I am using for my blog posts? I hope you like it. I think it is more legible than the previous one.

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply tina @ colourliving February 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I haven’t been to Regensburg for nearly 30 years. It does look quaint indeed!

    Love your gif … and always enjoy your photography:-) Happy Monday Mr Happy!

  • Reply Tim February 25, 2013 at 12:21 am

    what a beautiful place! I am sure it is a gorgeous city in spring and summer when the town is filled with fresh blooms! Just talked to Chris about Regensburg, apparently that was where his brother went to school! Now Chris is home sick and I am totally eager to just move to Europe! We just don’t have the characters and histories with old towns like these in Canada.

  • Reply Minol Shamreen February 25, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I loved the previous font though. It added so much character to your already amazing posts . :)
    Happy Monday to you too !

  • Reply Baumhausfee February 25, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Lieber Igor

    Oh, das sieht ja hübsch aus dort. Regensburg kenn ich noch überhaupt nicht. Scheint sich aber für einen Ausflug anzubieten.

    Danke fürs Vertreiben des Monday-Blues.

    Die Baumhausfee

  • Reply Ilaria February 25, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Very nice post, Mr Happy :-) a colourful start for a cloudy Monday … thank you and lovely Monday to you as well !

  • Reply Cassey February 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks for distracting me from my Monday Blues! Regensburg looks beautiful!

  • Reply Lena February 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Hey, happy monday to you, too – what a nice post about my birthplace (to call it my hometown would be a little exaggerated – I don’t have any memory of it and haven’t been there for a loooong time). Looks like you enjoyed it!

  • Reply Beauty Follower February 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Τι όμορφα χρώματα που εχουν τα σπίτια!
    Γλυκύτατο το καφε της Αννας.

  • Reply Helen February 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Oh my goodness, I don’t think I have ever seen quite so many pastel coloured buildings in one town. What a pretty place!

    Love the little animation at the end too. x

  • Reply Cyndi Murdoch February 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Those pastel buildings are making me yearn for spring and summer! And that tulip means it is almost here! Thanks for those beautiful pictures. Happy Monday.

  • Reply Elli February 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    This place is awesome!!!So beautiful photos Igor!!wow!

  • Reply Floor Number Four. February 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Oh it looks so pretty there, and you have managed to make me uber hungry too with the food talk and these photographs! Have a great week /maria x

  • Reply Jan February 26, 2013 at 12:50 am

    regensburg ist wirklich sehr schön! es gibt ja noch so viele städte die ich bereisen möchte, und danke für dein kompliment ;) Liebe Grüße, Jan

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt February 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I was viewing these images with my husband yesterday at dinner and we were absolutely fascinated by this town. I love the photo with the bridge.

    Thank you for the visual tour ;-)

  • Reply Meg - De quelle planète es-tu? February 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    HOLY MOLY this town looks fabulous. I love all of the pastel colored buildings! I guess I’ll be adding this to my list of places to go ;-)
    Great shots.

  • Reply Ana Kamin February 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Yay, you did a gif! Very cool. :)

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey February 27, 2013 at 11:11 am

    This is a beautiful town Igor (is that bridge the one you were bouncing across on camera?). The buildings are charming and I adore streets that you can just wander on and get lost… but never really lost.

    For an Irish boy this would be my idea of typical Bavaria.

    And liking your font!


  • Reply Prasad Joshi September 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I have been to Regensburg just once and it was really an awesome experience. I visited most of the tourist destinations in Regensburg within my two days trip. The images which you have posted in your article, explores the unknown beauty of the city.

  • Reply Mona January 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Super, ich fahre in drei Wochen nach Regensburg, finde ein paar Bilder auf Pinterest und lande hier – schon jetzt Danke für die Tipps!
    Herzliche Grüße

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