Records suggest that only two patrician families — the Fuggers and the Welsers — changed it into a prosperous and powerful town through their banking and trading activities.
After facing crisis for a while, the city prospered again after the Thirty Years’ War. This time, it were its goldsmiths, silversmiths and printers who did the job. The heritage, left by the Roman, Rococo and Renaissance eras pave the way for visitors to come Augsburg today.
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Nowadays, it holds the reputation of a modern city of culture.
Augsburg has plenty of places of interest. If you ever get there, you will see the splendid buildings in the historical city center. Elias Holl’s Renaissance town hall with the Golden Hall and the Perlach Tower are some exquisite piece of arts!
The Fuggerei cathedral with its 12th-century stained-glass windows depicts the prophets, St. Ulrich Cathedrals and the cathedral of St. Anna and funeral chapel of the Fugger folks.
If you are interested in museums then the Roman Museum is the place to go to see Roman finds. Further attention-grabbing museums comprise the Maximilian Museum for municipal history and the work of goldsmiths and silversmiths.
If you are interested in cultural shows through these museums, then the Fuggerei Museum, Brecht House, the synagogue and Museum of Jewish Culture will provide you the perfect scene. There are even some museums for kids as well in the form of the Gersthofen Balloon Museum.
If you love sight seeing, hill top since the Augsburg Land region between the Danube valley and the Unterallgäu has a variety of great places to visit. The traditional Bavarian scenery provides a delightful backdrop for walking and cycling tours in the Wittelsbacher Land region between Augsburg and Munich.
If you are a nature connoisseur, then the Westliche Wälder nature reserve could be a popular destination for nature lovers like you. This region is covering a total of an astonishing 1,200 sq m!
If ballooning is your passion, then Gersthofen near Augsburg is recognized among international balloonists as a major ballooning center. You not only can take a trip to this place but can even take to the skies yourself. At this site, hot air balloon trips are admired at any time of year, so it’s a clever idea to make reservation well in advance!