Climate in Augsburg
There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 8 ? 18?C ( 47 - 64?F ); min: 0 - 7?C ( 32 - 45?F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 20 ? 23?C ( 68 - 73?F ); min: 10 - 12?C ( 50 - 53?F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 - 18?C ( 63 - 64?F); min: 0 - 8?C ( 32 - 47?F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 - 4?C ( 36 - 39?F); min: -3 - -1?C ( 27 - 30?F )
St. Mary's Cathedral
This cathedral consists of two very different-looking parts. The photo shows part of the high white Baroque east wing, but when I approached it from the other side I didn't even think it was the same building, since the west wing is lower and made out of bricks.
In the square in front of the cathedral some remains of buildings from Roman times are on display.
This really gigantic town hall was built by Elias Holl between 1615 to 1620. It is one of the most important and most beautiful secular buildings of the Northern Renaissance. In 1944 it was almost completely destructed. The reconstruction lasted until 1985. Have a look inside and to see the “Goldene Saal” which is 2 and a half storeys high.
St. Anna Kirche
At Im Annahof, a short walk to the west of Rathausplatz
Ok, so the Church of St. Anne (a former monastery built in 14th-15th centuries) is not the most visually striking church in Augsburg, but there is plenty to see inside:
- Fugger chapel (the burial place of Jacob Fugger)
- Goldsmiths' chapel with 14th century frescoes
- Reformation museum (convent rooms where Luther used to stay)
- Stuccoed ceiling
- Paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder
Museum in the Mozart House
This museum in Leopold Mozart's birth house was renovated, expanded and modernized in 2005/2006. It includes paintings and musical instruments of the eighteenth century, along with exhibits on Leopold Mozart's childhood and youth in Augsburg.
The name Mozart originated in the countryside around Augsburg, and there are displays showing which of Mozart's ancestors lived in which villages, and what they did there. By 1480 someone named Mozart was already living in the city of Augsburg, and Wolfgang's great-great-grandfather David Mozart was born in Augsburg in around 1620.