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Coat of arms Regen


Regen is a small town in the Bavarian Forest with a population of only 12,000. It is located on the river Regen and on the "Glass Route". Visitors are mainly attracted by the walking and biking trails and conservation areas. Please visit the tourist office and ask for detailed information and schedules of guided tours and events.
We especially asked for events because we missed so many but we had bad luck again we were too early for the so called "Pichelsteinerfest". I never had heard about that event before. "Pichelsteiner" is some kind of stew or mulligan using beef, pork and veal together with certain vegetables, herbs etc.

Regen, located on the river Regen

The "Fressendes Haus" - many thanks to "Mvornehm" and Wikipedia
I checked now the Internet and learned that this festival is one of the oldest and most traditional ones in Lower Bavaria. Many bands are playing and visitors will not only enjoy the "Pichelsteiner" but also the rides and programs on the fairground.
I also found a video about the opening parade for this event. Please use the installed link at the end of this page.
Eye catching to us were the ruins of the castle "Weißenstein". We found there a museum which is called "fressendes Haus" which did not make any sense to me because it meant a house which is eating. It was explained to me that a writer from the Baltic with the name of Friedrich von Vegesack lived in this former tower which was formerly for stand that the maintenance of this building was eating up all his money. Now I knew and could explain the background to Elizabeth.
She was attracted by glass sculptures which we saw close by.
It was new attraction called the "Gläserne Wald" which means a forest made of glass and is naturally related to the tradition of glass making in this area and the Glass Route.

Gläserne Wald - many thanks to "Papiermond" and Wikipedia

It is a real attraction an just to visit this forest is worth a trip to Regen in Lower Bavaria. We spend lots of time there and I took a picture of almost each piece of art. Thanks to the thieve of my computer not a single one is left. Wikipedia helped me again, but with a picture taken during winter.
We asked ourselves "How can all this wonderful work be protected against vandals? Security cameras and a permanent security guard?"
The ruins of the castle - many thanks to "Papiermond" and Wikipedia

The castle dates to around 1100. It was burned down shortly before Christmas in the year 1468 and rebuild after that.
More damage was done by Swedish troops during the Thirty Years' War followed later by a final destruction by Franz von der Trenck and his outlaws.
Today the ruins are owned by the city of Regen.

Castle Weissenstein
Another pictures of the castle "Weißenstein"
In the castle - many thanks to "Weißenstein" and Wikipedia

Regen during winter - many thanks to "Aisano" and Wikipedia

Watch the video "Pichelsteinerfestzug in Regen ":


Watch the video "Stadt Regen im Bayerischen Wald ":


Many thanks for some of the pictures to the Tourist Board of Bavaria and involved communities

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