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Places to See in Augsburg

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Augsburg Town Hall
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The Augsburg Town Hall (Rathaus in German) is considered one of the most important works of Renaissance architecture in Germany. It was built in the 17th century and is the symbol of the city. Next to it stands the Perlach Tower which can be climbed during the summer months for a great view over the city.
  • Augsburg: Town Hall
    The Augsburg Town Hall (Rathaus in German) is considered one of the most important works of Renaissance architecture in Germany. It was built in the 17th century and is the symbol of the city. Next to it stands the Perlach Tower which can be climbed during the summer months for a great view over the city.
  • Augsburg: Bishop's Gallery
    Augsburg was a city ruled by the Prince-Bishops (in other words, important religious figures who also wielded worldly power). This was their palace, a place that they could display their importance and grandeur. The tower dates from the 16th century and the surrounding buildings from the 18th century. The Residence has a historic importance as it was here that the Augsburg Confession was announced - a critical point in the Reformation.
  • Augsburg: Fuggerei
    This glimpse into the Fuggerei gives an idea of the social housing project that was erected for poor Catholic working families in the 16th century by the wealthy Fugger family. It is the oldest social housing project in the world and still functions, with the yearly rent being less than one Euro.
  • Augsburg: Cathedral
    The Cathedral (or Dom) can be traced back to the 10th century, although the buildings that are immediately visible are the neo-Gothic renovations from the 19th century. The history of the immediate area is apparent both in the excavated remains of an earlier church in the grounds and the building is filled with medieval carvings, sculpture and stained glass windows.
  • Augsburg: Maximilianstrasse
    This is a view down Maximilianstrasse in the centre of Augsburg. On the immediate right is the Fugger City Palace (now the home of an exclusive private bank) while at the end of the street is the Church of St Ulrich and St Afra.
  • Augsburg: Convent of Maria Stern
    The Convent is located just behind the main square of Augsburg. The foundation of the religious community dates back to the 13th century, although the buildings are from later centuries. The community survived the secularisation of Bavaria's religious buildings and organisations under the condition that they were trained as instructors and teachers for young women. Since then the order has concentrated on this social and teaching mission.
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Stone carving on the side of Augsburg cathedral

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