There are many reasons to visit Regensburg, situated in the heart of Bavaria: According to star architect Norman Foster, the medieval city is one of the most beautiful in the world. It is not only the home to the world’s oldest boy’s choir, but also that of the oldest sausage kitchen. Johannes Kepler lived here, as well as pope Benedict XVI. For 150 years, Regensburg had been the political centre for the German speaking region. The houses in the historic city centre cling to the shores of the river Danube, the cathedral’s spires reflecting in the blue water. Narrow, crooked lanes lead along historic monuments and magnificent patricians’ towers. Whoever walks through these alleys breathes in history.