Haidplatz (Haid Square), Regensburg

Haidplatz (Haid Square), Regensburg

Haid Square, located at the heart of the old town, is a vibrant triangular square that bears witness to the medieval jousting tournaments of the past.

Standing prominently in the square is the fortress-like Golden Cross, a patrician house with origins dating back to the 13th century. This remarkable building has hosted a multitude of notable figures throughout history, including the esteemed Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who graced its halls on three separate occasions during the 1530s and 40s.

Another notable structure that catches the eye is the "New Scales", a former burgher house that was acquired by the city in the 15th century and transformed into a weighing house. The arcades on the lower floor, now adorned with glass, have stood since 1575, serving as a testament to the passage of time and the architectural prowess of the era.

At the center of Haid Square stands the Justice Fountain dating back to 1656. This historic fountain, once a vital water source supplied by a conduit stretching from the village of Dechbetten in the western part of the city, now serves as a captivating centerpiece.

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Sight Name: Haidplatz (Haid Square)
Sight Location: Regensburg, Germany (See walking tours in Regensburg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
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Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles