This open-air venue for operas, operettas, musicals and other events was first built in 1929. There is seating here in the amphitheater for about 2000 people.
In the summer of 2005 the Augsburg Theater presented numerous open-air performances of the operetta Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron), by Johann Strauß.
In 2003 and 2004 their summer production was the opera Carmen, by Georges Bizet.
The tower in the background is called the Red Tower (Das Rote Tor) and was once part of the city fortifications of Augsburg.
On the Halderstrasse - look out for the Synagogue
Jewish Culture Museum was established in 1985 as a record of the history and culture of the Jews in the region, Germany and Central Europe in general since the Middle Ages.
The museum features artifacts, more than a few multimedia stations, extensive photography, as well as activities for any kids in tow, including an introduction to Hebrew writing
Closed on Saturdays
Walking along Bahnhofstraße from or towards the station, have a look at the facades here and there. The late 19th and early 20th century buildings have some surprises in stall which the usual passer-by overlooks.
Senkelbach is one of the canals of Augsburg; my host-family lived in a street near it. The other canals are the Lech and the Wertach.
This canal system was very important for the economic development of Augsburg in the past ages.
Augsburg is a green city! Not only is the centre full of trees and parks, but just outside Augsburg you can enjoy beautiful walks across open fields, with trees and grass that let you forget the chaos of the city (even if Augsburg isn't chaotic at all). A really nice surprise!
The stage door of the Augsburg Theater is around on the west side of the building, towards the back.
Bertolt Brecht's first wife (the first one he was officially married to) was an opera singer named Marianne Zoff, who often performed in Augsburg. Brecht met her by going around to her dressing room after a performance and introducing himself.
They were married in 1922 and divorced in 1927.
The Synagogue was built during the First World War, from 1914 to 1917. In addition to being a house of worship, it also houses the Museum of Jewish Culture.
Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Address: Halderstraße 6-8
This Music University was formerly called the "Leopold Mozart Conservatory." It was founded in 1873 as the Augsburg Music School and belonged to the city for many years, before being taken over by the state of Bavaria and raised to the status of a university.
Address: Maximiliamstraße 59
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 relief portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is on the outside of a building in the Ludwigstraße, behind the Augsburg Theater.
In earlier times there was an inn here called the White Lamb (Gasthof zum Weissen Lamm). The great German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe stayed here from the 16th to the 19th of March, 1790, which is why his relief portrait is on the building, too.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stayed here for two weeks in October 1777, when he was 21 years old. He gave several concerts during that visit, and had his first erotic adventures with his cousin "Bäsle," to whom he later wrote a famous series of racy letters.
He stayed here again for one night in October 1790, a little over a year before his death at the age of 35.
The Fugger Foundation - another charitable institution glorifying the Fugger family by its existence - now owns the Fuggerei house. A house at Mittlere Gasse 13, next to the one once occupied by Mozart's ancestor - remember I wrote about Franz Mozart living here, in Augsburg?? - nowadays houses the Fuggerei's museum. The rough 16th- and 17th-century furniture, wood-paneled ceilings and walls, and cast-iron stove, as well as other objects of everyday life, show what it was like to live several centuries ago. Actually, not that bad. I expected it to be worse:)) Though had I lived then I would have missed my computers:))) The Museum is open daily from March till December during the 9am-6pm time span. Museum’s admission fee is 1 Euro for adults, .50€ for students and children. Pretty cheap by European museum standards. But do bring some proof of the student status or age - if you have it!!
The Augsburg architect Elias Holl contributed a number of fine buildings to his hometown, before being forced to resign his offical position because of his protestant faith ...
Some of his great works are the splendid town hall (it was built between 1616 and 1620) and the Perlach tower.
And this are only some of the plenty interesting buildings which can been seen in the old city centre of Augsburg .....
This is the post office in Ludwigstraße. Ok this pompous neo-baroque palace, erected around 1900, has never been the most beautiful building in town. Still, did that poor building deserve – THIS?!
Small stream close to one of the city old gates, Jakobertor.
And what's about ducks!!! They don't suffer the winter!!!
The former solders homes on the bastion have become little flats of normal people. They even have tiny gardens. All above street level! Enjoy a walk through a world of its own.