- The Gothic monuments of Regensburg and Amberg, represent a unique combination of styles.
- The Renaissance and Baroque urban architecture reflect both Franconian and Bavarian traditions.
- One of the most castle-dense regions in Germany
The Upper-Palatinate is a borderland on the Czech border primarily known for the city of Regensburg. The region is ethnically Bavarian but only came under the control of Bavaria in the 17th century. For most of its history, it was ruled from Heidelberg, far away in the Rhineland. The Imperial City of Regensburg by contrast, was an independent city-state until the demise of the Holy Roman Empire. The contrast between the highly urban Imperial City and the rural undeveloped region demonstrates the weakness of rule from afar.
While the region is best known for the UNESCO Protected old-town of Regensburg, the entire region offers a rich collection of heritage. The old town of Amberg has a remarkable collection of Gothic and Baroque monuments as well. The rural backcountry also has much to offer with its countless castles and hidden forest vales. A trip through the Upper-Palatinate might wander between isolated castle ruins and the tourist center of Regensburg.
- Accommodation: 10
- Transportation: 10
- Volume/Capacity: 5
- Infrastructure: 10
- Interactivity: 6
- Context: 8
- Monuments: 10
- Quality: 7
- Abstraction: 6
- Tradition: 2