Regensburg Museum of History

Regensburg, Germany

The Regensburg Museum of History, currently resides in a former Minorite monastery, is a museum of the history, art and culture of Regensburg and eastern Bavaria from the Stone Age to the present day.

The former monastery of St Salvator, located in the city's Dachauplatz district, was founded in 1221 by the Bishop of Regensburg Konrad IV of Frontenhausen, Count Otto VIII of Bavaria, and King Henry VII. The three-naved basilica church was considered the largest church of the order in southern Germany until its closure in 1799.

The church and most of its monastic buildings survived, with the monastic buildings converted as barracks and billets for the Bavarian Army, and the church as a customs hall, a drill hall and a hotel until it became the location of the Regensburg Museum of History in 1931.



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Andrew Wainer (8 months ago)
Very little, almost nothing, on the 19th century.
Tanvi Mahajan (10 months ago)
This place has history of stone age and models that shows the making of Regensburg. Everything written inside is in German, so for English speaking folks it is very difficult to understand anything. Translation app will be useful or someone who can translate is must. Nice place to check out if you are history geek.
Monja Jaspersen (10 months ago)
Loved this! So many Celtic and migration period jewelry. The ability to visit the absolutely calm church as a part of museum exhibition is wonderful!
Sander Van Gent (3 years ago)
Very interesting museum with a a lot of different paintings en structures. On Saturday and Sunday entrance is even free!
peter bartsch (3 years ago)
Very good musuem to show the history of Regensburg
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