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German: Regensburg

Ratisbonne is the French name for the German city of Regensburg, which is a historic sity located in the state of Bavaria in southeastern Germany.

Here the Emperor of Germany were holding court.

Regensburg | 0 to 9th century AD

Roman Period | 1st – 5th centuries AD
Regensburg, known as Castra Regina during Roman times, was founded around the first century AD as a Roman military camp. It served as a key fortification along the Danube River, part of the Roman Empire’s defensive network.

Migration Period and Early Medieval Period | 5th – 6th centuries AD
With the decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire, the region experienced the influx of various Germanic tribes, including the Suebi and later the Ostrogoths. The region became part of the Frankish Kingdom under the Merovingian dynasty in the sixth century.

Carolingian Empire | 8th – 9th centuries AD
In the eighth century, during the Carolingian Empire, Charlemagne played a significant role in the region. Charlemagne incorporated Bavaria, including Regensburg, into the Carolingian Empire. In 788, Charlemagne held an assembly, known as the Reichstag of Regensburg, consolidating his control over the region. In the ninth century, Regensburg became an important center within the Carolingian Empire, contributing to the economic and cultural development of the region.

Episcopal Center and Trading Hub
The Christianization of the region occured during this period, with Regensburg becoming an episcopal see. Early Christian churches and structures were established during this period, laying the foundations for the later medieval architecture for which Regensburg is renowned.

Regensburg’s strategic location along the Danube River contributed to its role as a trading hub, fostering economic growth.

Viking Raids | 9th century AD
The region, including Regensburg, experienced Viking raids. These raids were part of the larger Viking expansion into Europe during the Viking Age.

Cligés | Chrétien de Troyes, late 12th century