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Colors of Augsburg - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Augsburg Augsburg is a city with lots of amazing features, unique national features and its own unforgettable charm. It is often called the "city of canals", many of which were built several centuries ago. The total length of channels is more than 90 kilometers. Another feature of the old part of the city is rich choice of jewelry stores. In the past Augsburg was known as one of the most famous jewelry centers in Europe. Many talented masters of the art of jewelry still work independently despite large-scale production of jewelry. As a rule, they sell truly unique jewelry and interesting souvenirs that simply have no copies and cannot be found in any other jewelry store in the world. Another national feature of the city is a huge number of members of the Mozart family. According to rough calculations, in this city live at least six hundred people who belong to the ancient noble family.
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When it comes to the musical life of the city, we must definitely mention the craving of the locals for choral singing. In Augsburg you will find as many as 70 choirs, the performances of which are held at all major events and festivals. Another distinct feature of the city is in high popularity of a puppet theater, the colorful performances of which keep amazing and delighting either the local residents or visitors. As a rule, the performances are held in one of the city’s theaters, but on big holidays puppeteers usually make entertaining street performances. One of the traditional features of the local lifestyle has its own gastronomic roots. The indigenous people of the city often call themselves "Datschiburgers". The reason for this is in the fact that the city is home to a special cake «Datschiburger Torte», which name is known to every gourmet and connoisseur of high class cooking. The cake is cooked in accordance with a special recipe, which is kept in a strict secret. The taste of the cake is truly fantastic and so every tourist should definitely try it out.
Many tourists consider the indescribable love of many local residents to the traditions of the past a sign of conservatism. In fact the locals carefully keep only the best traditions of their ancestors, which contrast with the modern lifestyle of the city and make the local atmosphere even more unique. For example, the local residents have celebrated Augsburg Peace Festival since 1650. The holiday takes place annually on August 8. The holiday was conducted for the first time in honor of the Protestants, who had lived in the city and had had to pass through a lot of harassment and persecution. Nowadays the holiday is conducted together with large-scale folk festivals, performances and other cultural events. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The Augsburger Plärrer folk festival gathers more than a million Germans from all over the country. Also, lots of foreign youngsters is coming here every year to make noise and frolic. This is the national holiday, which stands out a huge area on the outskirts of Augsburg. Plärrer folk event reminds the world-famous Oktoberfest festival. In the fenced-in park, you will see numerous houses, shops and, most importantly, enjoy wonderful attractions - a happy screech constantly accompanies the fair. However, the hubbub is not only because of the amusement park. In addition to it, there are platforms with ping-pong tables and interesting table games, as well as a huge number of tents with a favorite foamy beverage. Beer is poured here by the river and is complemented by various dishes of German cuisine. And the culmination of the festivities is colorful fireworks. Initially, the fair was held once a year, but because of the great popularity, it was decided to hold it twice - two weeks in spring and summer.
Augsburg The Christmas market in Augsburg is one of the oldest in Germany, its history dates back to the 15th century. Initially, it was called the "Gingerbread Fair", since the main commodity here was the traditional holy biscuit. The main focus of the market - on food and sweets - has survived to this day. The capital of Swabia attracts hundreds of locals and tourists, who desire t to taste the famous local pastries and also see the unique play "The Angelic Mystery". The theatrical Christmas performance is played out directly on the balcony of the Town Hall all December - on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at exactly 7 pm. Cherubim on the Augsburg market is given special attention. In addition to the Christmas tree on the market square, a giant pyramid is set up, adorned with these figures. Puppet shows accompany the pedestrian route "The Road of Fairy Tales", laid among the shops of the fair.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Augsburg
♥   Basilika SS. Ulrich and Afra, Augsburg, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Erzabtei Sankt Ottilien, Eresing, 32.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika SS. Peter und Paul, Dillingen, 37.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stadtpfarr- und ehem. Domkirche St. Peter, Neuburg an der Donau, 45.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Zu Unserer Lieben Frau, München, 56.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Maria Schutz und St. Andreas, München, 57.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Maria Brünnlein Zum Trost und Christi Himmelfahrt, Wemding, 58.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Augsburg
♥   Castle 'Dachau Palace' , 41.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Blutenburg' , 47.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Jagdschloss Duttenstein' , 48.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brenz Castle' , 49.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Amalienburg Munich' , 50.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nymphenburg' , 50.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ballmertshofen Castle' , 51.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Oktoberfest

From the series “Most Enchanting and Vibrant Festivals”
Oktoberfest is an event that thousands of beer lovers are looking forward every year. The world’s most famous and popular beer festival, which is held annually in Munich, attracts more than 6 million visitors from around the world. The date of the festival changes every year. It is a 16-day celebration running from late September to the first weekend in October. Every year on the Theresienwiese (meadow of Therese) special beer tents are placed in which the participants of the festival can taste the best varieties of a frothy drink. The biggest tent can accommodate up to 10 000 people. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Augsburg

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Augsburg. Learn the best periods to visit Augsburg to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Augsburg.
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