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The Stone Bridge in Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg is a beautiful city in the state of Bavaria, Germany. It is located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers. This city is considered to be one of Germany's oldest towns, founded by the Romany in 179 A.D. . The earliest settlement in this city is said to begun during the Stone Age. The large medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One of the main sights in this city is the Old Stone Bridge, built in 1135–1146. It is a medieval bridge where the knights of the 2nd and 3rd crusade used to cross the Danube on their way to the Holy Land. Below is an image of the bridge taken during our visit last August 2010.

The Stone Bridge spans the Danube with 16 arches and connects the Regensburg Old Town with Stadtamhof - which is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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