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Sightseeing in Augsburg - what to see. Complete travel guide

There is simply everything for entertaining and comfortable rest in this ancient German town as here you will find modern hotels, entertainment complexes, wide choice of excursions, museums and cultural programs.
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We recommend starting your sightseeing in Augsburg from the central square named Rathausplatz. Here is located the town hall – a wonderful sight of the Renaissance period. Perlachturm tower was added to the town hall in the end of the 18th century. The height of the tower estimates 80 meters. All tourists can climb this tower up and look at the views of the city from the observation deck. You should also visit the Golden Hall that has been opened in one of the rooms of the town hall. Here you will find valuable pictures and sculptures of famous German painters. Opposite to the town hall is located one of the symbols of Augsburg – a fountain, which has been created in the name of the emperor Augustine and is called after him.
Fuggerei is the oldest part of the city. Buildings located here were created in the 16th and 17th centuries, but still look wonderful. You can learn more about this quarter and its story in the Museum of Fuggerei that is opened in one of the old houses. The Cathedral of St. Maria is definitely the most notable religious building in Augsburg. The building of the cathedral started in the 9th century and lasted over 6 hundreds of years! Her you will find an underground chapel, a magnificently beautiful altar and unforgettable frescoes and statues. Copyright
Augsburg is a city of museums, so you should definitely visit here the Museum of Augsburg Puppet Show, the House-Museum of the Mozart family, the Museum of Maximilian II, The Museum of the Romans and the Schwabischen Architectural Museum. You can also have an unforgettable experience if you take a ride to Augsburg – Western Forests Nature Park. You can enjoy picturesque landscapes and visit several local villages there.
augusta augsburg There is a number of interesting family houses preserved in Augsburg, among them the house-museum of Bertolda Brehta - the famous writer. This historic building was built in the 16th century and is a classic example of national architecture. In this house in 1898, was born Evgeniy Bertold Friedrich Brecht, whose life and work is now illustrated in the dedicated museum in this building. It was opened in 1998 on the 100th anniversary of the writer's birth. Today in the museum there is an interesting collection of personal belongings of the writer, and even works of art and antique furniture. 
There are lots of attractive design hotels in Augsburg. Connoisseurs of modern comfort and style usually choose Holiday Inn Express Augsburg. Its rooms are painted in blue and white colors … Open
One of the most spectacular monuments of architecture is Coat of Arms, it was built in the early 16th century. Today, the main feature of the historic building are spectacular sculptures. They depict the Archangel Michael, that plunges Satan. Until 1895 the historic building was used as an arsenal, and in the late 19th century it was converted into a fire station. The historic building was badly damaged during the Second World War; its restoration was completed only in the 80s of the last century. Today the historical building is transformed into an exhibition hall, which hosts a variety of cultural events. 
augusta augsburg One of the most beautiful places in the city is considered to be The court garden, it is usually treated as a single complex with the residence of the archbishop. This garden was placed back in 1744, but it became recently available for visits in 1965. Today, in this beautiful garden you can see the trees and ornamental plants brought from different parts of the world, and here are even numerous antique sculptures. The historical garden has its own interesting secret: there is an open bookcase in its territory. Anyone can take out their favourite book, or bring books from their personal library. 
There are upscale hotels in Augsburg that won’t disappoint fans of modern comfort. A stylish Arthotel Ana is situated close to the historic district. The hotel offers chic rooms … Open
Fans of art will be interested to see Shetslera Palace - a beautiful 18th-century palace, which today hosts the National Art Gallery. In this museum you can see original paintings by Veronese, Canaletto and Van Dyck. By itself, the palace is also a real work of art, it is almost completely preserved within the original finish. On the walls and ceiling you can still see the gorgeous paintings and stucco, the palace itself also saved a lot of unique interior items.
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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
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Augsburg
♥   Nature Park 'Tiroler Lechtal' , 119.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Karwendel' , 122.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Ötztal' , 126.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Kaunergrat-Pitztal-Kaunertal' , 140.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Augsburg and around
♥   Art museum 'Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg' Augsburg, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Ottobeuren Abbey

From the series “Rococo Architecture – Famous Monuments”
Many tourists tend to visit the historic Abbey during the warmer months. It is located in a very picturesque hilly area. There are wonderful places to walk near it. It is also interesting to visit the Abbey between February and November. Organ concerts are regularly held here at this time of year. Many of them are completely free to visit. Beautiful old houses, as well as other interesting sights, are located near the basilica. … Read further


From the series “Most Enchanting and Vibrant Festivals”
The founder of the festival is the Bavarian Prince Ludwig I. In 1810 in honour of the marriage to Princess Therese he arranged a luxurious holiday where all residents were offered a free beer. It was in honour of Ludwig I wife that a beautiful meadow where celebrations were held had got its name. By the will of the heir it was decided to spend the holiday every year. The modern Oktoberfest it is a lot of ​​beers and popular Bavarian treats, colourful rides and everyday entertainment, solemn processions through the city and exciting gastronomic events. … Read further
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