Sunday, 26 February 2017

Germany: History of Regensburg

On Thursday I got three postcards: one from Germany, one from Brunei and one from France.

The card from Germany is the Chronicle card of Regensburg. Regensburg was first mentioned in 179 and in 739 it became a bishop's see. The 12th and the 13th century saw a heyday of trade and culture. In 1245 Regensburg became a Free Imperial City and in 1542 it adopted the Lutheran Reformation. From 1663 to 1806 the city was the permanent seat of the Imperial Diet of the Holy Roman Empire, which became known as the Perpetual Diet of Regensburg. In 1810 the city became a part of Bavaria. Today is Regensburg the fourth largest city of Bavaria and is also the capital of Upper Palatinate. The Old Town of Regensburg contains many buildings of exceptional quality that testify to its history as a trading centre and thus it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006.

The Old Town Hall of Regensburg (lower picture) was the site of the Perpetual Diet of Regensburg. Today it is the seat of Regensburg's mayor and also houses a museum about the Perpetual Diet and the Holy Roman Empire.

Saxon Switzerland (issued 02-06-2016)

Thank You very much Nicy!

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