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Altes Rathaus, Regensburg

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The oldest parts of Altes Rathaus date back to the mid-13th century, while additional structures were built later in the 15th century. Now a museum covering the Regensburg Reichstag, you'll learn a great deal about the history and politics of the region. Take a tour to visit all the important rooms, including a secret chamber where many important meeting were held throughout history, the great hall, and even the dungeons and torture chamber. Tours leave from the tourist information center located next door and are available in English. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Regensburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Altes Rathaus and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Here gathered the Imperial meetings, were decisive as far as the actual problems of the Empire. The Emperor did not have the decisive word, so was doomed to negotiate with the people's representatives. The representatives of the people represented 2% of the inhabitants of the Empire, with the right to vote, along with the highest secular and spiritual power. Some tried to solve problems during the centuries. Imagine the morning newspapers with such headlines: "Bill from 1743 onwards, again no candidate has obtained a majority"? However, representatives of the highest authorities were and their chat rooms: a room for double doors, where they met for green table face to face, without even the Secretaries. Where the German proverb: "it is agreed for the green table", i.e. in the higher spheres, and without the participation of the people. Curious and torture chamber with authentic instruments of "justice". At my request, a guide gave examples of protocols of interrogation, they completely coincide with the practice of the NKVD. I.e. Red middle ages mid-20 century and instrumentally, and spirit matches the historical middle ages in regard to man as receptacle of sin. People could either die or admit guilt. Only in the cellars of Regensburg excuse torture served crucifixion rather than the portrait of Stalin. That is, in basements, in contrast to the halls upstairs Hall, democracy is clearly was sovereign. That is, no.
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  • While in other Bavarian cities councils are magnificent and full of charm, of Regensburg seemed a discreet building, so that, if not I read something about him previously, I had not even known where it was. We decided to dedicate our time to know other parts of the city, so I can not rate it inside.
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  • Here you can get super tasty food and drink I had a sausage skewer and a dark beer. I can only recommend the service was very friendly despite the many guests the cellar with its arched it is already worth a visit if the weather plays along, outside sitting
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  • The heart of the city
  • Nice. But very difficult to take good photo because space in front of building is small.
  • interesting place for history buff
  • Simple
  • Cool

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