If you like to travel back in time, without really time-traveling (because that is impossible), then you have to visit this Bavarian city in southeast Germany. Regensburg is well known for its medieval core, which even today you can still see in its infrastructure like the Old Bridge that leads up to the Old Town. It is a 12th-century bridge that is made of stone and features 16 arches. Another great attraction not to be missed during your visit is the Old Town, with its cobblestone lanes and many boutiques. In fact, it turns into something magical during the Christmas season. Other attractions you must not forget include the Regensburg Cathedral and Walhalla. As for shopping, this city has many things to offer, make sure to check out our list of what to buy in Regensburg, Germany for your guide.
1. Pepita fabric
If you’re a textile enthusiast, then you will be amazed by the numerous kinds of textile available in Germany. But if you’re in Regensburg, there’s only one fabric to buy, the Pepita. It is a famous fabric that is also used by Porsche. And, believe it or not, even Lady Gaga used it in her whole wardrobe starting from her clothing up to her accessories and shoes when she guested on an American talk show. So don’t forget to buy Pepita when you visit the city. It makes a good souvenir for you can easily transport it with no trouble.
2. Indigo prints
Another great find here are fabrics with indigo prints. Indigo printing is a tradition that you can trace back 300 years ago. This printing is made through the hand with the use of blocks, without any use of any machine. These blocks are then colored with indigo dye. It comes in lots of designs and variations, so make sure to buy something that suits you well.
3. Watches by Junkers/Zeppelin
If you’re looking for a nice watch to buy during your trip to Regensburg, then you will never go wrong with a Junker watch. It is elegant, comes in many designs, and made with great quality. Junker or Zeppelin is a German brand that has influences of the Swiss movement, which you can see in its first pieces. Make sure to buy it where it’s from when you visit the city.
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4. Jewellery by Swarovski, Coeur de Lion
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One of the best jewelry makers you’ll ever find in Rensburg is Coeur de Lion. If you want a timeless piece, something that will remind you of your holiday in this city, then you have to choose a piece by Swarovski. They sell handcrafted pieces of jewelry from necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more. Make sure you also have an ample budget for this one for it comes with a big price tag.
5. Designer shoes
If you’re a shoe collector, you shouldn’t miss shoe shopping at Regensburg. You have to drop by the ECCO shop and you will be in awe of the numerous shoes available in every design, color, sizes, and budgets. The shop is an upscale high fashion shoe shop with Scandinavian designs. It is a special kind of souvenir that comes with a hefty price. But, who cares right?
6. Beer steins
If you’re fond of drinking beer, then Regensburg has a treat for you in the form of a beer stein. It is a German souvenir mug made with a pewter lid and of stone. It is usually bought by tourists as a souvenir and a home decor. It comes in many designs, colors, and prices. If you want this cheap, you can buy it during Oktoberfest or on pop-up markets. If you want the authentic one, better buy it at King-Werks, which is one of the few remaining companies that use German material and labor.
7. Regensburg's local wine
You need to visit the eastern part of Regensburg, where you’ll find the smallest wine producing region in Bavaria. And you have to take with you their local wine called Baierwein. It is made with the region’s rich tradition and a great focus on the vintner’s craft. The wine is of high-quality and has a dry texture, which is unique to this place.
8. Cuckoo clocks
Another great souvenir you can buy from your trip to Regensburg is a cuckoo clock. If you’re wondering where you can buy it in the city, then you have to visit the Drubba Clock & Gifts, which is located next to Lake Titisee. Also, you should join their tour to know more about the craftsmanship and the hardship it takes the maker just to produce one. This store offers many varieties of cuckoo clocks that will surely suit your budget and your taste. Aside from the clock, they also sell watches and other souvenirs.
9. Christmas ornaments
If you happen to be visiting Regensburg a few months before Christmas, then you will be amazed by how many Christmas items you can score here. Try visiting the Old Town with its numerous boutiques selling handmade Christmas decor that will surely wow any guests that will visit your home. There are also lots of pop-up markets that sell Christmas decors like hangings, balls, flowers, and more. Also, you wouldn’t want to miss what the Old Town, with its narrow cobblestone streets, looks like during this festive season, where you’ll see many establishments decorated with holly, snowballs, snowflakes, and more.
10. Sweet mustard
Few of the things Regensburg is famous for is its sweet mustard. Nobody knows its exact recipe except the owner and the person who makes it daily at Wurtkuchl. Wurtkuchl or Regensburg Sausage Kitchen is the oldest public restaurant in the world that is still in operation up until today. You can have your lunch there and be amazed by the delectable local cuisine. And on the way out, don’t forget to grab two or more jars of this well-known sweet mustard, and have your family sample a taste of Regensburg without actually going there.
Regensburg is a city that will take you back in time with its medieval core. Make sure that you’re ready to be fascinated with its many beautiful structures like the Regensburg Cathedral, a 13th-century Gothic landmark. Also, don’t forget to check out our list of the best things to buy in Regensburg, Germany and have the best shopping experience ever.
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