Regensburg

Regensburg[lower-alpha 1] is a city in eastern Bavaria, at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen rivers. It is capital of the Upper Palatinate subregion of the state in the south of Germany. With more than 150,000 inhabitants, Regensburg is the fourth-largest city in the State of Bavaria after Munich, Nuremberg and Augsburg. From its foundation as an imperial Roman river fort, the city has been the political, economic and cultural center of the surrounding region; it is still known in the Romance languages by a cognate of its Latin name of "Ratisbona" (the version "Ratisbon" was long current in English). Later, under the rule of the Holy Roman Empire, it housed the Perpetual Diet of Regensburg.

Regensburg
Saint Peter's Church and the Regensburg Town Hall in August 2009
Location of Regensburg
Regensburg
Regensburg
Coordinates: 49°1′N 12°5′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
DistrictUrban district
Subdivisions18 districts
Government
  Lord mayor (202026) Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer[1] (SPD)
Area
  Total80.76 km2 (31.18 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  Total152,270
  Density1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
93001–93059
Dialling codes0941
Vehicle registrationR
Websitewww.regensburg.de
Official nameOld town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
CriteriaCultural: ii, iii, iv
Reference1155
Inscription2006 (30th Session)
Area182.8 ha
Buffer zone775.6 ha

The medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2014, Regensburg was among the top sights and travel attractions in Germany.[6]