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Golf with a twist

An insider’s view, a historical perspective

11/06/2024

Our tip for golf enthusiasts and aspiring players alike: the Golf Museum in Regensburg.

Today, we’re sharing a tip for a slightly different excursion. This destination is not one of the usual holiday spots, but don’t worry, it’s not too far away. Beautiful Regensburg is only about 45 minutes from the Romantik Hotel Hirschen. There, you’ll find the Golf Museum in Regensburg, situated in the Antikhaus Insam, a historic patrician house in the heart of the old town. The history of golf comes to life in its atmospheric, mediaeval vaulted cellars. 

Over the course of 55 years, golf historian Peter Insam has meticulously amassed a remarkable collection of 1,200 unique golf-related items. This impressive collection spans six centuries and includes the world’s oldest golf club and ball, dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. There’s much more to discover, but we’ll keep the rest a surprise to ignite your curiosity.

Speaking of treasures, antique hunters will also find plenty to admire at Antikhaus Insam. For over 40 years, it has offered exquisite antiques, including jewellery and silver from the 19th and early 20th centuries, Biedermeier furniture, oil paintings, and sculptures.

Regensburg itself is an exceptional sightseeing destination. Its historic city centre, along with its Stadtamhof, is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features over a thousand distinct monuments. Since 2021, the Roman military frontier, the Danube Limes, has also had UNESCO World Heritage status, giving the region its second prestigious designation.

If you’re in the mood for a round of golf after soaking up these rich impressions, you’re in luck. There are seven golf courses within a half-hour drive of Parsberg, offering you plenty of opportunities to play. Their lush greens, strategic layouts, and inviting atmosphere make for