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    Town Hall Square

    by IreneMcKay Written Jul 19, 2012

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    Town Hall Square - Rathaus Platz
    This wide open square contains the town hall, the Perlachturm Tower, the Augustus fountain, the tourist information office and some restaurants. I was surprised the area was not pedestrianised. Some sections were dug up, too during our visit.

    Town hall and Perlachturm Tower. Emperor Augustus Tower. Town hall square.
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    Sankt Ulrich und Afra - inside: Saint Afra's relic

    by Mikebond Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Here is kept Saint Afra's body, but this is not the original grave, lying in the crypt. Follow me there, it's a part you should absolutely not miss if you visit this church.
    You can read the story of the saint in the two links below.

    Saint Afra's current grave

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    Maximilianmuseum

    by Mikebond Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Maximilianmuseum collects mostly documents on the history of the city. Particularly important are the original texts of the Peace Treaties of Augsburg (1555) and Westfalen (1648), which ended the religious war in Deutschland after Martin Luther's Protestant Revolution. You will find there also some versions of the Confessio Augustana, the new Lutheran confession, as well as much more.
    The museum hosts now also the exhibition Als Frieden möglich war ("When peace was possible"), that informs you about the evolving of religious freedom in Deutschland and in Europe during the centuries.
    The bad sides of this museum are the quite high ticket fare (5.50 euro for a student, I think) and the prohibition to take photos.
    The museum is close on Mondays.

    Maximilianmuseum
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    IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF "SISI" THE EMPRESS......

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    May I assume that you know about the EMPRESS Elisabeth, nicknamed "Sisi" ??

    There is a most wonderful special trip here to make !

    It follows her from BAVARIA (where she spent her childhood) via AUSTRIA (Vienna) to HUNGARY......

    These are guided tours and for hotels, the dates and hours of departure and the restaurants I advise you to contact:

    Regio Augsburg Tourismus
    Bahnhofstrasse 7
    D-86150
    AUGSBURG

    www.augusburg-tourismus.de
    tourismus@regio-augsburg.de

    THE COACH COMPANIES you can ask for further information are:

    Demmelmair, Augsburg
    tel. +49 8 21 26 28 88 0

    Domberger, Augsburg
    te. +49 8 21 50 22 05 0

    reiner reisen, Augsburg
    tel. +49 8 21 2 09 02 73

    ELISABETH

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    THE POWER OF CULTURE.....

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    SOMMER IN AUGSBURG.......

    Falls Sie sonst keinen eizigen Grund haben nach Augsburg zu kommen - hier sind garantiert einige...........

    In case you have no reason to travel to Augsburg, we shall give you a few that are guaranteed:

    LA PIAZZA Festival

    FREILICHTB?HNE Opera

    KLASSIEK concerts

    OPEN-AIR CINEMAS.......

    CONCERTS IM FRONHOF.....

    JAZZ FESTIVAL......

    KURHAUSTHEATER SPEKTAKEL.....

    and much, much more to enjoy during the summer months in splendid, friendly AUGSBURG.....yes, I know, I am a GERMANY FAN but I will never exaggerate........you can trust me, my TIPS and my stories......

    For more info: CITY INITIATIVE AUGSBURG (CIA) address etc. see below....

    A COLLAGE OF AUGSBURG.....

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    DER SCHöNSTE CHRISTKINDLESMARKT DEUTSCHLANDS....

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Here you see the famous PERLACH TOWER and the TOWN HALL......

    It is here that in summer it is fun to enjoy the sun.......but also in WINTER there is a very exciting event that takes place in this market square.

    The CHRISTKINDLESMARKT, the famous German Christmas "markets" where it is so fantastic to walk, to buy Christmas gifts, to drink GL?HWEIN and.....when you hear ANGELS sing, don't think it is because you drank a bit more than 1 or 2 glasses of Gl?hwein......no..........you will hear AND SEE real ANGELS..

    During the WEEKEND 23 singing (Augsburger) ANGELS will appear in the windows of the famous TOWN HALL.....

    You won't believe your eyes and ears.......it must be so touching..........

    This FUGGER-STADT ' s CHRISTMAS markets is really one of Germany's finest.....for over 500 years already, imagine that and then do visit.....

    PERLACH TOWER & TOWN HALL

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    STäDTISCHE KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN AUGSBURG

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Here it is really ALL GOLD THAT GLITTERS and is eyeblinding............this is the famous SPIEGELSAL in the SCHAEZLER Castle.....

    This interior is in ROCOCO STYLE, that frankly speaking not one of my favourite styles is.
    This is so exuberant that it is tiresome and a bit irritating ....but, that is my experience.....

    In this PALACE is a DEUTSCHE BAROCKGALERIE, a special GALERIE with GERMAN PAINTINGS and much, much more...

    Then there is :

    the MAXIMILIANMUSEUM to visit...

    the NEUE GALERIE IM H?HMANN-HAUS

    the R?MISCHES MUSEUM

    and the STAATSGALERIE in the KUNSTHALLE

    and these TREASURES all together are the ST?DTISCHE KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN AUGSBURG!!

    Sorry, but you will have to stay a few days longer than you expected to stay here...........and it will be so very worthwhile....

    Do enjoy it all!

    SPIEGELSAL IM SCHAEZLER-PALAIS AUGSBURG

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    Schaezler-Palais

    by Nemorino Updated Feb 1, 2011

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    This historic building houses the State Art Gallery, which contains brilliant paintings by Old Masters such as Dürer, Holbein and Cranach.

    The subjects of these paintings are exclusively religious. Many of them show Christian saints (with halos) being martyred in hideous ways. So I wouldn't take impressionable children to see these paintings, they might have nightmares about them afterwards.

    The State Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Entrance to the State Gallery
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    Maximilian Museum

    by Nemorino Updated Feb 1, 2011

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    Parts of the Maximilian Museum were recently re-opened after extensive renovation.

    The courtyard now has a glass roof and contains sculpture exhibits. The part of the museum that is now open deals with the history of Augsburg and vicinity, including for example the importance of water power in the development of the economy of this area.

    The Maximilian Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Maximilian Museum
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    Museum in the Mozart House

    by Nemorino Updated Feb 1, 2011

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    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.

    Museum in the Mozart House
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    Maximilianmuseum

    by Maria81 Written Jan 8, 2010

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    Where?

    In Philippine-Welser Strasse, #24, that's between the Rathaus and St. Anne Church

    What?

    Maximilianmuseum is house in a restored medieval house dating back to 1546, and is a museum... with a bit of everything really, housed in about 3 dozen rooms.

    There are two focus points: Augsburg's history (and they do have something to talk about, Augsburg being, after all, one of the oldest cities in Germany) and fine arts. All the exhibits are from the Municipal Museums and Art Collections.

    While history goes awhile back, fine arts are mostly late Middle Ages in baroque and rococo style - mostly gold and silver artifacts and sculptures

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    St. Anna Kirche

    by Maria81 Written Jan 6, 2010

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    Where?

    At Im Annahof, a short walk to the west of Rathausplatz

    What?

    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

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    The Cathedral

    by Maria81 Updated Jan 6, 2010

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    Where?

    On Hoher Weg, about quarter of a mile north from the Rathausplatz

    What?

    This is probably one of the oldest Cathedrals in Germany, having been started in the 10th century - so much so that it's in Romanesque style (as opposed to, say, Gothic of the Cathedral in Cologne). It did get a Gothic makeover later, but the core is still Romanesque.

    The present Cathedral is a rebuild of an older one that stood on exactly the same spot in the 8th century.

    Don't miss the many treasures including:

    - a number of fine frescoes including works by Hans Holbein the Elder
    - a Romanesque Madonna
    - what's said to be Germany's oldest stained glass window featuring 4 prophets. It's an original (which you don't always get) and dates back to the 12th century
    - doors with fine Old Testament scenes in bronze (these are a recent copy, the original was another somewhat later addition to the original structure, built in the 14th century)
    - sarcophagus of Konrad and Afra Hirn in the north transept (15th century)

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    Perlachturm

    by Maria81 Written Jan 5, 2010

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    Where?

    On the Rathausplatz, next to the Town Hall itself

    What?

    In the Middle Ages the Perlachturm, or Perlach Tower, served as a guard tower. Now it has a much more peaceful purpose - in fact, it's one of the best photographic spots in the town.

    Keep in mind though that it's open pretty much only from May to October, with occasional weekend openings.

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    Rathaus: onions and pine cones :)

    by Maria81 Written Jan 5, 2010

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    Where?

    On Rathausplatz, about half a mile from the railway station

    What?

    Rathaus is the Town Hall, built in the first quarter of the 17th century and complete with two spires, each topped off by an onion dome.

    The roof also features Augsburg's emblem - a pine cone about 12 feet high (hence the tip title!)

    Don't miss the Goldener Saal inside with it's frescoed and gilded ceiling

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