Today we are travelling about 100km south east to Regensburg. This small city is nothing like Nurember or Wurzburg which we visited a couple of days ago. The city dates back to the Stone Age. The Celtic name Radasbona was the oldest name given to a settlement near the present city. Around AD 90, the Romans built a fort there. Regensburg feels and looks more like an old Italian city than a traditional German city in Bavaria. In the old town the streets are narrow, the buildings quite colourful, the whole city sits on small hills which give it even more Italian feel. There are what seems like a 1000 churches and abbeys – all old, unique and well taken care off. Pope Benedict XVI, professor of theology at the University of Regensburg from 1969 to 1977, who retains the title, honorary professor; he is not a former resident of the city of Regensburg, but his house, less than 1 kilometer from the city, lies in Pentling in the district of Regensburg. He has been an honorary citizen since 2006. Johannes Kepler a mathematician and astronomer is also from Regensburg.