Some of you may know, that Justin and I are back in Germany for summer vacation. This is also the reason for the relatively long absence of content creation on JanaCalifornia. However, now I’m back and I have many great stories for you.
Regensburg, my home town, has quite a few interesting things to offer. One of the big tourist draws every summer is the garden festival at the Palace of St. Emmeram which is home to the Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis. She still resides there and chances are good you will actually run into her when you take a stroll on her property.
Once you enter the premises, you are surrounded by luscious, green trees.
The vast grounds resemble a magical forest with the castle towering at the end,
transporting you into the glamorous era of royalty.
When you take a stroll through the woods, along the pond situated in the middle of the garden, the anticipation builds as you walk toward the big Romanesque-Gothic building.
During the annual garden festival, various vendors set up their decorated booths all over the garden. Customers can find anything from artwork and garden furniture to fruit syrups and expensive clothing.
Once you get hungry from all the shopping, food booths are there to quench your desires with beer from the Thurn und Taxis brewery and local specialties.
The garden festival is not the only summer festival held at St. Emmeram’s Palace. The Princess hosts a music and theater festival “Schlossfestspiele” with many special guests and outstanding performances, which brings more than 30.000 visitors to the castle each year. Elton John is scheduled to perform this year.
Come to St. Emmeram’s Palace for a special occasions such as the summer festival or the romantic Christmas market or every day to take a tour of the magnificent chambers. With its well-kept green gardens and the ostentatious building take you back to the royal high times of imperial rulers.
Palace of St. Emmeram
93047 Regensburg, Germany