I slept terribly my last two nights in Salzburg. Friday night, three tourists from [redacted] barged into the room at 0130 and spent an hour unpacking all their stuff, only to spend another hour repacking all of it at 0630. Saturday night there was epic snorer, who could be heard even through earplugs.
While in Salzburg, I decided to plan the last two weeks of my vacation, mostly to avoid the troubles I'd had getting last-minute hostel beds (especially on the weekends). I will be spending those weeks in Belgium and the Netherlands, and have timed my arrival in Brussels to coincide with outdoor Scottish Country Dancing, sponsored by the local RSCDS branch. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.
From Salzburg, I took two local trains to Regensburg, located about 80 km north of Munich. When I arrived around noon, the only other person in my hostel room was a middle-aged gentleman who was drinking beer from a large plastic bottle and looked like he would be a loud snorer. The person working at the reception desk kindly allowed me to switch rooms, and I was finally able to get a decent night's sleep.
I arrived at the Regensburger Dom at the conclusion of mass, just in time to hear the organist play Jehan Alain's Litanies, which I had used as an audition piece way back in 2000.
It was hard to get enough distance to take exterior photos of the cathedral.
Here is the interior of the cathedral.
After visiting the cathedral, I crossed the Danube on the historic stone bridge which dates from the twelfth century. The bridge is currently being restored.
I got some lovely pictures of the cathedral from the bridge.
I really like this sign which I stumbled across somewhere in the old city (Jonah and the whale?)
Finally, here are some photos of the cathedral towers at sunset.