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You will most likely stumble upon the statue of Don Juan de Austria when you walk from the Dom to the old Rathaus (which houses the tourist information office). You all know he was an illegitimate child of Carlos V and Barbara Blomberg. What may...More
Born in Regensberg to the Emperor and a young girl given to him during a visit. Raised in Austria and was leader of the outnumbered Christian at Lepanto. He stopped turkish expansion for ab moment. Thus the statue. I think he was called Don Juan...More
This was an interesting stop on our walking tour of the old town due to this person's family relationship to the Austrian Hapsburgs. Our Danube River cruise that stopped in Regensburg had started in Vienna. In our tour of the Hapsburg palace in Vienna, our...More
I really don’t know if this is where we get the term, “Don Juan”....but he was said to be a philanderer and had at least two illegitimate children. He was born in Regensburg Germany the son of the Emperor Charles V and his mistress. He...More
This is an interesting statue near to the Rathaus. There is a plaque in German at the base of the statue providing further information. Do read up about the history of Don Juan.
Great place to take photos also.
Interesting statue on a charming square of the Altstadt. The statue has grace even as it follows a classical model. The statue represents the victor of the Battle of Lepanto though it is not clear why it was erected in this city.