Regensburg in Bavaria is a top destination to be visited.The signature feature of Regensburg is the Steinerne Brücke (stone bridge). Its 16 arches stretch 308.7 metres (1,013 ft) across two islands and three channels of the Donau. The bridge was built between 1135–46; it served as a model for other stone bridges built in Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries (London Bridge, Pont d’Avignon and the Judith/Charles Bridge in Prague.) It remained the only bridge across the Danube at Regensburg for 800 years; for centuries it was the only bridge over the river between Ulm and Vienna.The Brücke Museum is located in the last remaining tower and gate, the clock tower at the southern end of the bridge. Here, the visitor has a magnificent view of the bridge, the river Danube and over the rooftops of the old town.
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Of the many museums in Regensburg, the Schiffahrts Museum is probably of most interest for those traveling down the Donau. Located on the Donau Sudarm between the Steinerne and Eisener bridges onboard the steam tugboat Ruthof/Érsekcsanád and the diesel tug Freudenau, a tour offers a great insight into the everyday work of the boatmen, the technology and the history of navigation on the German Danube.