St. Emmeram

palace Regensburg, Germany

Explore one of the most exclusive event locations the breathtaking fusion of architectural styles, from Romanesque to Baroque, that grace the abbey's halls and chapels.

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    St. Emmeram castle, Bavaria
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    St. Emmeram castle, Bavaria
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    St. Emmeram castle, Bavaria

St. Emmeram Castle's origins date back to the early Middle Ages when it served as a Benedictine monastery, making it one of Germany's oldest monastic foundations

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A thousand years of history

St. Emmeram Castle, located in the picturesque city of Regensburg, Germany, boasts a rich history that spans over a millennium. Originally founded as a monastery in the 7th century, the castle's history took a dramatic turn in the 13th century when it was converted into a fortified residence for the Thurn und Taxis family.

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St. Emmeram Castle, still in the possession of the Thurn und Taxis family, stands as a testament to its historical legacy and modern relevance. Today, visitors have the unique opportunity to explore this living piece of history. The castle's opulent halls, lush gardens, and a captivating museum offer a glimpse into the family's storied past and their pivotal role in shaping Europe's postal system. It's a place where history comes alive, allowing visitors to step back in time while enjoying the grandeur of a bygone era in the heart of Regensburg.

The creation of a society that fosters effective communication

The Thurn und Taxis family played a pivotal role in the history of Germany, particularly in the establishment and development of the postal service. Emerging during the Holy Roman Empire, in the 14th century, the Lombard family invented the postal service. In the 16th century, Emperor Maximilian I granted the family the hereditary rights to operate a postal system, recognizing the need for a reliable and efficient means of communication across the vast territories of the empire. This marked the foundation of the Thurn und Taxis postal service, which would go on to become one of the most crucial components of communication in Europe.

The Thurn und Taxis family not only pioneered the establishment of postal routes but also introduced innovations such as regular schedules, uniform postage rates, and the use of postal coaches. Their commitment to the development of an organized postal system significantly contributed to the advancement of communication and commerce in Germany and beyond. The family's legacy endures as a testament to the enduring impact that foresight and dedication can have on shaping essential infrastructure for the benefit of society.

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Location capactiy

max. 500 people

Nearby recreation

Randeck Castle


Burgruine Kallmünz


St. Emmeram's Abbey



Closest Trainstation

Regensburg HBF

1 km

Closest Airport

Airport Munich

114 km

Closest Cities


80 km


115 km


121 km


St. Emmeram castle

Emmeramsplatz 5

93047, Regensburg


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