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Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The official language of Germany is German and Berlin is the capital.
Regensburg is a city in Bavaria, south-east Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. To the east of the city lies the Bavarian Forest. Regensburg is the capital of the Bavarian administrative region Upper Palatinate. Its population as of 2005 was 129,175 with a density of 1,860 per square kilometer. It has an area of 80.76 square kilometers. The first settlements in Regensburg date to the Stone Ages. The Celtic name Radasbona was the oldest name given to a settlement near the present city. Regensburg can easily be reached from Munich by train which takes about 1.5 hours.
The main sights in the city of Regensburg include the Dom which is a very interesting example of pure German Gothic and counts as the main work of Gothic architecture in Bavaria. As well as the Church of Saint James, also called Schottenkirche, is a plain Romanesque basilica of the 12th century. The old parish church of Saint Ulrich in the city is a good example of the Transition style and perhaps the most pleasing modern building in the city is the Gothic villa of the king of Bavaria on the bank of the Danube.
Regensburg is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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