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Thurn und Taxis Palace

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Address: Emmeramsplatz 5, 93047, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 941 50480
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Incredible historic site.

I stumbled upon this place while roaming around on my own. I could not believe my luck. I recommend it highly.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Matthew Q
Waterford, New York
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Waterford, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stumbled upon this place while roaming around on my own. I could not believe my luck. I recommend it highly.

Thank Matthew Q
Regensburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting your if Princess Gloria castle right in Regensburg. Lots of old sculptures, a modern painting... you need to guess what this fried egg look a like flag is. The tomb is creepy. If you are in the city take a couple of hours to look round. Will nit spoil it by telling you everything.

Thank JJT_on_holiday_again
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The palace was built by one family that rose to prominence (and wealth) by starting a postal service in the early 16 hundreds. In the mid 17 hundreds, the family moved to Regensburg, bringing prosperity and building the palace. You might be forgiven to think that this is a royal family given views of the Treasure Chamber and what looks... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Starting in Budapest and sailing up the Danube River or "Donau" we had the unique opportunity to visit many of the Christmas markets Hungary, Austria and German Bavaria have to offer. The markets kept getting better until we arrived in Regensberg. The "alstadt" or old city market was very good but we also wanted to see the market at the... More 

Thank Brian W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

If you can avoid going here on the weekend you'll be a lot happier. The Christmas market is extremely popular and the only market where you pay a fee to go inside. It is a beautiful but crowded setting.

Thank Gisela S
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The Christmas market at the Thurn und Taxis Palace is the most traditional of Christmas markets as you are likely to find in Germany. Over the last 10 years I've been to a lot of Christmas markets and, along with the middle ages market at Ronneburg Castle, this market is among the very best! The market takes over the some... More 

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Lower Hudson Valley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We did a 90 minute tour of the palace museum which basically covered the history of the Thurn and Taxis family. Very interesting history, but the tour felt too long -- just one ornate room after another. The Christmas market on the other hand was one of the nicer ones we visited on the one week Viking Danube River cruise... More 

1 Thank Chris M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The romantic Christmas market at Thurn und Taxis Palace is just a short walk from the centre of town, there was a short but slow moving queue to pay our weekday admission of €6.50. Once inside the palace grounds the market is impressive. The goods on sale are of good quality and a little different from the usual run of... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Xmas market at Thurn und Taxis Palace. Was very impressed and not surprised that there is an entrance fee - definitely worth paying for. Magical setting and beautifully laid out. Lovely touches like fire pits to keep warm and quality produce. This is the best market we have been to in Europe. Would highly recommend especially around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The exterior is nice, but the interior is in keeping with a palace of imperial importance. Our tour was outstanding explaining the history of the palace and those who lived here and visited here from emperors to popes. No photography is permitted inside.

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