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  • 1 Fuggerei Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    D - 86152 Augsburg

    This housing estate is named after Fugger the Rich who founded it in 1519 to house the town's poor. It is made up of 8 streets lined by 66 pretty gabled houses. The district has its own church and administrative services, and welcomes the poor and ne..

  • 2 Münster St.-Ulrich und St.-Afra Interesting

    Religious buildings

    D - 86150 Augsburg

    This large abbey church, lying next to a Protestant church bearing the same name, this being characteristic of Augsburg, was founded c 1500. At the end of the tall central nave with its ribbed vaulting are three Baroque altars: in the choir, the Nati..

  • 3 Augsburg Municipal Art Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Maximilianstr. 46 D - 86150 Augsburg

    The Stadtische Kunstsammlungen are housed in two separate buildings. The first rooms are the Schaezler-Palais galleries containing works by German Baroque masters. The huge Banqueting Hall boasts a ceiling decorated with Rococo stuccowork and frescoe..

  • 4 Maximilianstraße

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Maximilianstr. D - 86150 Augsburg

    This street offers one of the most majestic vistas of Old Germany, lined by mansions and private houses built by the wealthy burghers of Augsburg during the Renaissance period. Many façades have been extensively restored.Three bronze Renaissance foun..

  • 5 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rathausplatz D - 86150 Augsburg

    The Town Hall, an enormous Renaissance building, is framed by two onion-domed towers and its façade is adorned by a pediment with a pine cone. On the left stands the Perlach tower, originally a Romanesque watchtower, which was extended upwards three ..

  • 6 St Anna-Kirche

    Religious buildings

    Annastraße D - 86150 Augsburg

    The Church of St-Anne was formerly part of a Carmelite convent where Martin Luther found sanctuary in 1518. Its Late Gothic architecture contrasts with its Rococo decorative features. Note the Fugger Funeral Chapel which is considered to be the first..

  • 7 Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Weg Hoher Weg D - 86152 Augsburg

    The cathedral was rebuilt in Gothic style in the 14C. Outside, see the Virgin's Door and the Romanesque bronze panels (11C) decorated with bas-relief sculptures depicting scenes and symbolic characters from the Old Testament. Inside, the tall central..

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