Document Neupfarrplatz is a museum with underground walkways that lead you through
Regensburg's Roman and Jewish past.
1995, the city of Regensburg dug up the Neupfarrplatz, a large square in the
Altstadt, to install electrical outlets for the annual
Market. Archaelogists expected to find relics of the city's 2,000-year
history, but they discovered far more than that. Over the next three years, the
city's rewiring project became a major archaeological dig that yielded
well-preserved ruins of:
- Castra Regina, the Roman military camp founded by emperor Marcus
Aurelius in 179 AD.
- Regensburg's medieval Jewish Quarter, which had been torn down
and replaced by a church after the town council expelled the Jews in 1519.
Today, the excavations have been preserved as a city-owned museum called
Document Neupfarrplatz. When you visit the museum, you'll walk among ancient
foundations that are preserved where they were discovered after being buried for 500 to 1,800 years.
What you'll see
Photo © Presse- und Informationstelle, Stadt Regensburg.
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