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Bavaria Listicle Augsburg

Which neighbourhoods are cool and worth a stroll? Which buildings, museums, monuments and other sights should you visit? In addition to our story on Augsburg, we tell you what you need to see and experience in Augsburg

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11 x Augsburg

Sozialsiedlung Fuggerei: 1521 von Jakob Fugger gegründet

Fuggerei

Over 500-year-old social settlement of 67 terraced houses for "innocently impoverished Augsburg citizens", initiated by Jakob Fugger the Rich. With two museums and a restaurant.
fugger.de/en

Das Kettenkarussell sorgt für Volksfeststimmung

Town Hall

The Renaissance building by Elias Holl dominates the town hall square; it is considered the most impressive secular building from the period north of the Alps. The showpiece inside is the famous Golden Hall.
augsburg-tourismus.de/en

Staatliches Textil- und Industriemuseum TIM

tim - National Textile and Industrial Museum Augsburg

This museum documents the evolution of the city as the home of Europe’s most important textile industry. It is located in the Augsburg Kammgarnspinnerei, a worsted yarn mill that was one of Bavaria’s first factories.
timbayern.de (only in German)

Schaezler Palais: Deckengemälde im Rokoko-Festsaal

Schaezlerpalais

The jewel of this building is the fantastic Rococo ballroom. It also houses numerous art collections, including the German Baroque Gallery.
schaezlerpalais-augsburg.de (only in German)

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Glaspalast

The “Glass Palace” of 1920 was one of the biggest and most advanced industrial buildings of its day. Today it houses modern and contemporary art collections.
glaspalast-augsburg.de (only in German)

"Grandhotel Cosmopolis": Die Café-Bar ist Teil des sozialen Projektss

Project Grandhotel Cosmopolis

An empty residential home in the Old Town was turned into refugee accommodation with an integrated hotel - a project that has attracted a lot of attention far beyond the city limits.
grandhotel-cosmopolis.org (only in German)

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Hohes Friedensfest

Unique: the Hohe Friedensfest is a special celebration only marked within the Augsburg metropolitan area. It dates back to the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648 and is celebrated on 8 August each year. The focus is on the tolerant and peaceful coexistence of cultures and religions.

"Sonnendeck": Der Stadtstrand auf den Dächern der Fuggerstadt

Sonnendeck city beach

A city beach on the top deck of a car park: cocktails and cola up above the city rooftops - or at least on the same level.
sonnendeck-augsburg.de (only in German)

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Siebentischwald

To the north of the Augsburg, the city forest acts as its green lung, and is easy to reach by bicycle. The Botanical and Zoological Gardens are both situated on the edge of this green space. Tip: the romantic fountain of Schaezlerbrunnen, hidden in the woods.

 

Evergreen: Das Marionetten-Spiel "Jim Knopf"

Augsburger Puppenkiste

This famous puppet theatre belongs on every itinerary. Since 1948, it has been performing fairy tales, plays and cabaret in a massive Renaissance building.
augsburger-puppenkiste.de (only in German)

 

Das Rote Tor ist Teil der ehemaligen Stadtbefestigung

Kräutergarten am Roten Tor

This herb garden near the city’s Red Gate is a mass of flowers and herbs. The “Fuggerstadt Augsburg” rose variety has a particularly sweet scent. It is the perfect place for a breather.

Maximilianstraße: Blaue Stunde am Herkulesbrunnen

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