Regensburg in summer

Although Regensburg is a town for every season of the year, during summertime you have the biggest choice of sport and leisure activities. There is a wide choice of things you can do and our holiday flat is a great initial point from where to start from.

Activities in Regensburg

Donau, Regen, Altmuehl and Naab - these are the names of the rivers in and around Regensburg where you can practice various kinds of water sports.  No matter what kind of water sports you like or want to try out: the riversides (also highly valued by the locals) are just great for every kind of water sports - from canoeing and kajaking to water ski, sailing and wakeboarding or even if you just wish to go bathing on a hot summer afternoon.

People who like to go for a swim will also be pleased to hear, that you can find two nice indoor swimming pools in Regensburg:  the “Westbad”, which offers a big outdoor area, and the swimming pool at “Gabelsbergerstrasse”. In addition, there is an open air bath called “Whoerdbad” including a generous sun bathing area.

Cycling and hiking in Regensburg

Discover Regensburg by bike! Those who like to explore the city and its surrounding area can rely on an excellent bicycle/road network. The “Donauradweg” (Danube cycle track) from Ulm to Budapest, by the way, is one of the most popular cycle tracks of Germany and leads directly past Regensburg. Bicycles can be rented at the central train station.

Besides cycling, there are also many hiking trails and walks in and around Regensburg from where you can enjoy the scenic nature or explore the region on historical paths. A very special experience is a hot-air balloon ride high above Regensburg. Flights are offered by the “Flugzentrum Bayerwald” and are maybe cheaper than you expect.

What’s up in Regensburg? 

During the summer months you can choose from a wide range of festivities and events.

One of the traditional festivals in Regensburg is the “Regensburger Dult”, a folk festival with flea market, which takes place twice a year - once at the beginning of May and again at the end of August. Popular with old and young is the "Bürgerfest" which attracts citizens and visitors with lots of music events and other delights. On the second weekend in July the knights, jugglers and musicians are in the city: the annual “Regensburg Spectaculum”, a very popular medieval carnival, takes place at the Stone Bridge “Porta Praetoria”. In June, the “Oberpfaelzer Mundart” Festival attracts many visitors and, also in June, the festival on the island Jahn celebrates a great event of music and cabaret. Last but not least, there is the Danube exhibition (called DONA) in late March, which attracts art lovers from all over the world.

Good restaurants, beer gardens and Cafes, of course, can be found almost everywhere.