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Upper Palatinate

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Upper Palatinate (German: Oberpfalz) is a region in Bavaria, Germany.

Cities[edit]

  • Regensburg — the capital of Upper Palatinate on the banks of the river Danube (Donau). old city centre, patrician towered houses, the cathedral (Cathedral Boys' Choir Regensburger Domspatzen), old city hall (´Perpetual Imperial Diet´, 1663-1806), the Stone Bridge, the Porta Praetoria (Roman), the Scottish Church of St. James (portal), castle (Thurn und Taxis), ´Stadtamhof´
  • Amberg old city centre, the new castle and the armoury (´Zeughaus´, ´Klösterl´ and ´Regierungskanzlei´seat of the government of ´Upper Palatinate´ till 1810), the town wall and gates (´Stadtbrille´, ´Nabburger Tor´), the gothic city hall, church (´St. Martin´, ´Schulkirche´), the pilgrimage church (´Mariahilfberg) and ´Bergfest´ late June, early July
  • Cham
  • Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz [1]

old city centre (´Marktplatz´), the old city hall, castle ´Burg Wolfenstein´, gothic castle ´Pfalzgrafenschloss´, church (´St. Johannes´), the town wall and towers (´Pulverturm´)

  • Neustadt (Waldnaab)
  • Schwandorf [2] old city centre (´Marktplatz´), the town towers (´Blasturm´), church (´Jakobskirche´), castle (´Fronberger Schloss´), ´Färberhaus´, historic cellars (´Historische Felsenkeller´), pilgrimage church (´Kreuzberg´)
  • Tirschenreuth
  • Weiden in der Oberpfalz [3] old city centre, ´Marktplatz´, the Old City Hall, the town wall and gates (´Oberes Tor´), Church St. Michael, International Ceramics Museum (´Waldsassener Kasten´)
  • Grafenwöhr — known through its military training area which is the largest multinational training area in Europe

Other destinations[edit]

  • Bavarian Forest — locals call it "Bayrisch Sibiria" for obvious reasons
  • Vilseck

Understand[edit]

Get around[edit]

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Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • Café Zentral Amberg [14],

Sleep[edit]

  • Hotel Burg Wernberg, Wernberg-Köblitz [15]

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