Dreieinigkeitskirche bei Sonne © Stadt Regensburg Peter Ferstl
It's not just about conserving Regensburg's historic ensemble. More importantly, it´s about residents and visitors being able to live and interact withing a functioning city. As a result the city council set a number of objectives for restoring the old town.
- Our uppermost goal is to conserve the historic old town in its macro-structural and microstructural essence.
- We must conserve the land use structure of the old town.
- Existing residential use has priority over any other re-designation land use. The micro-structural element of individual ownership must continue to thrive.
- We must ensure that shops and small businesses, whether services or trades, can flourish.
Almost half of all the buildings within the ‘Regensburg Old Town and Stadtamhof’ ensemble have already been renovated. This process has primarily taken place in the western part of the old town. More recently, though, conservation efforts have taken place in Stadtamhof, and the north end of Ostengasse—the Donaumarkt. Future efforts are anticipated in the northern and eastern parts of the old town.
Aside from the individual efforts that have helped conserve the city’s appearance, the municipal government has been developing concepts to protect and conserve the city’s overall image. The following planning measures are currently being addressed:
the renovation of public buildings
the development of a corridor between the old town and the main train station
the conceptualization of a "River City" plan for the area between the iron bridge and the old slaughterhouse
the restoration of the 850-year-old Stone Bridge
the conceptualization of a city lighting plan that encompasses the old town
the consultation of a professional committee about facade and building colour changes
the creation of an advisory board that examines any significant plan that affects the ensemble area