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Regensburg

In addition to Freising, there were three other bishoprics in Bavaria in the 8th century: the old Roman cities of Passau, Salzburg and Regensburg. Regensburg dates back to the Roman legionary camp Castra Regina, which was completed in 179 AD. It was located directly on the Danube, on the northernmost border of the Roman Empire. After the soldiers left, the camp remained inhabited. In the early Middle Ages, it was the largest inhabited place between the Alps and the Danube and the seat of government of the Agilolfinger family. Like Korbinian in Freising, Emmeram was active here, about whom Arbeo von Freising also recorded a vita of the saint. Emmeram sees Regensburg here for the first time:

 

Urbs, ut praediximus, Radaspona inexpugnabilis, quadris aedificata lapidibus, turrium exaltata magnitudine, puteis habundans. Cuius septentrionalem partem Danubius suo rigore contra ortum suo cursu infunditur fluenta. Regionis montana fructifera, pascuis dedita, herbis habundantia, feris saltus et frutecta cervis, alcis, bubulis, capraeis, ibicum et omnium bestiarum atque ferarum generibus ornata