A couple of days ago, being in Regensburg, I managed to snap some pics of a relatively rare occurrence here: the Danube was overflowing due to heavy rain up north in Germany. The Danube was at the highest level since 1969. There was fortunately no danger or damage involved in spite of the dramatic pictures.
About Regensburg: The city is an exceptionally beautiful medium sized town in the fair kingdom of Bavaria (actually former kingdom, now part of Germany but still fair) It is interesting historically mainly for the fact that it was the former place of assembly of the parliament of the Holy Roman empire of the German nation, the so called (Immerwährende Reichstag), which didn't enjoy unfortunately the best of reputations. It was mainly viewed as a place without decision power, where kings and potentates sent their emissaries to stall and disable Empire-wide legislation for fear of it interfering with their interests - sort of a parliament run by lobbyists, I guess.
Quite interestingly, the city although starting since the 15th century to become important commercially for the region and in spite of the fact that it is located on the Danube and in the way of major trading routes, linking the East and West ended up as a relatively small town: history went one way and Regensburg stayed behind. Would be interesting to find out why.
Here are the pics.