Regensburg Gothic Cathedral

The patron Saint of Regensburg Cathedral is St. Peter. There is a sculpture of St. Peter inside. I don't think I got a picture of the sculpture of him outside though. I believe the bottom photo is Christ, because there is no key to the church, which is St. Peter's attribute.

It is a grand, beautiful structure. (Read more on what made me fall in love with Gothic Cathedrals by clicking HERE.)


Iron Work in Regensburg

I love this iron work, and the organic reliefs around the door. They aren't the same style, but have similar shapes, if not linear quality.

These are from a gate around a fountain across from the Gothic Cathedral in Regensburg if my memory serves me correctly.


Wedding Central

There were a couple of weddings the day we were here, so we didn't go in, but it was pretty with the flowers and windows outside. You can see flowers on at least two cars on the right.


Don Juan

Apparently it is Don Juan who is asking Rapunzel to let her hair down because he is right down the street from the tower I posted yesterday.

Who knew that he ever visited Regensburg, Germany...is this really him or is my memory fading after four months?


Rapunzel, Rapunzel let your hair down.

This is a Renaissance era tower in Regensburg.

Regensburg is said like Ronald Reagan's last name by the way. I always wanted to make the e long and the g hard before I got there, but neither are true.


What a Door Handle!

This door was a fun surprise in Regensburg, Germany. And look at the trompe l'oeil windows next to the door. They're great. I didn't notice them until I was putting this post together or I would have took better pictures.


Wurstkuchl: Historische Wurstküche

Mmmm mmmm Wurstkuchl! I know this is a tourist trap in Regensburg, but it was so good that I don't care.


Early Arches in Engineering

This is a historic bridge in Regensburg, Germany.



The first buttress is from the Melk Abbey in Austria and the second is from the streets of Passau in Germany.

I really just took this picture because it said Blauen Donau (Blue Danube) on it.



The first picture is from a Biergärten, then two images from Brauereien (Breweries) I was able to find, followed by two random signs that caught my eye while exploring Passau. Enjoy! I sure did.


Towers in Passau

These three images show very different styles of architecture.

In Passau there are these two towers from churches from the images above, and then the clock tower from yesterday's post.

There was one more church in Passau that had towers, but I didn't get close enough to take a good picture. Below is a picture that shows it from a distance.


Passau Painted Facades

This one is fun. The clock face is painted on the building.

This one seems to celebrate knights and chivalrous culture.

This painting shows Passau's symbol and the date.


Another St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Passau, Germany.

This is another Baroque church in Germany, which was built after the Gothic cathedral on this spot burned down. This one is well known for its organ. My whole tour group got to see an organ concert here, which was fun. At all the other cathedrals they talked about the organ, but we did not get to hear any of the other ones. It is a tourist attraction though, because it is the largest organ in Europe, and I think they said it is the third biggest organ in the world. (The two biggest are in the U.S., which is a fact I did not know.)


Iron Work as Water and Other Natural Forms

As I stated before, Passau is where three rivers come together, and they have had a lot of flooding over the years, so it is appropriate to have architectural elements relating to water. I do not recall seeing this type of iron work other places, but now I will keep an eye out for it.

I love these two designs. The lion on the bottom is the symbol of Passau.


The Keys to Passau

Passau is where three main rivers run together: the Inn, the Ilz, and the Danube. This means that throughout history the town has had a lot of flooding, so it smells quite musty. I sneezed the whole day I was there, but in spite of the fact that I was allergic to the town I really liked it. It was a major religious and educational seat in Bavaria from the Renaissance on, so there are a variety of architectural styles to look at.

I think another reason I enjoyed Passau was because there are five breweries there. I only made it to two, but they were worth the trek.