Augsburg Travel Guide

  • Roten Tor, Augsburg, Germany 2010
    Roten Tor, Augsburg, Germany 2010
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    Parade on the opening day of the...
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    Bishop's residence
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Augsburg Things to Do

  • Augsburger Puppenkiste

    Sadly I did not get to visit the puppet museum but Ingrid took Kerry (my daughter in law) and Callie (my granddaughter) to this fabulous place whilst we were staying in Augsburg and their pictures and stories were too good to not be reviewed on VT.This is an historic museum and is amongst the biggest of its kind in Europe. The visitors are able to...

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  • Augsburger Dult

    The Dult (market) in Augsburg is held twice a year at Easter and in October. As luck would have it we had rented an apartment on the very street where the Dult is located. There was even a T-Shirt stall which had some of its wares hung on the front door to our apartment block. We couldn't believe our good fortune.This is a truly wonderful market...

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  • Fuggerei

    The Fuggerei is Augsburg's most famous sight. During the Renaissance, the incredibly wealthy Fugger family dominated the trade in Europe. Their trade empire included many different goods and left traces all over the continent (and even further). In 1521, Jakob Fugger founded the world's first social housing project. For a more or less symbolic rent...

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Augsburg Restaurants

  • Divine decadence

    This is not what you'd call a restaurant but it certainly is worthy of mention no matter how you would describe it. Dult Café is a makeshift coffee bar with limited seating which is a very popular place to stop whilst exploring the Augsburger Dult (Markets). I would hazard a guess and say that the Dult Café could probably be found at other markets...

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  • Perfect steakhouse

    This restaurant is great choice for dinner. Very central in the pedestrian area with excellent steaks and beers. Steaks

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  • Gasthausbrauerei

    Opening hours 11.00 a.m - 1.00 a.m. The portions are plentiful, its price is ok. The nostalgic decor with chandeliers and oil paintings is a matter of taste. Juicy grilled pork in onion sauce from dark beer, spaetzle

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Augsburg Nightlife

  • Website about Augsburg`s gastronomy and...

    On gastrofuehrer-augsburg.de you get information about nightlife and gastronomy in Augsburg and the region Augsburg. Alle the locations are presented with description and pictures. You also have an interactive city map, an overview of Augsburg webcams and an eventlist. So if you are looking for a bar, a pub or a restaurant in Augsburg, try a klick...

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  • Nightlife Augsburg

    On Gastroführer Augsburg you find items about Augsburg`s clubs and discos. You get a detailled description, the most important features, pictures and finally you can leave a comment. Quite good website. not important

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  • Charlybrau.

    This brewpub is popular with students and specializes in weissbiers. You really don't HAVE to wear sunglasses.

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Augsburg Transportation

  • Go to Augsburg by train!

    It is easy to get to Augsburg by train, thanks to the several direct connections to München (I have counted more than thirty trains in weekdays), but also to Nürnberg and Stuttgart.Augsburg lies on the Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart-München-Wien-Bratislava/Budapest line (also known as Magistrale für Europa), which will become in the coming years one of...

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  • General German Bicycle Club (ADFC)

    Like any other self-respecting German city, Augsburg has an active chapter of the General German Bicycle Club (ADFC). This is a service and lobbying organization to promote cycling as a healthy, safe and sensible means of transportation.The Augsburg chapter is particularly interested in establishing well-marked cycling lanes on the streets, not on...

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  • Move by tram, bus or train with the AVV!

    The AVV (Augsburger Verkehrsverbund) is the public transport operator in Augsburg and its area. Its network consists of four tram lines, dozens of bus lines (urban and regional), as well as six regional train lines.I think it is a great system for a medium-size city like Augsburg.

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Augsburg Shopping

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    by bobodyda Written Mar 6, 2013

    Shopping centre for Home Furniture with good restaurant.
    Openning hours
    Mo - Fr: 10:00 - 20:00 , Sa: 9:30 - 20:00

    What to buy: Small things for kitchen

    What to pay: Up to 50€

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    • Food and Dining
    • Women's Travel

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Augsburg Local Customs

  • Want Oktoberfest in August? Visit the...

    The last weekend in August is the opening day of the "Plärrer", Augsburg's annual big Volksfest, which lasts two weeks. The festival is opened in the afternoon of the last Friday in August. On Saturday around noon, the big parade starts in Maximilianstraße and leads through the city centre out to the fairgrounds. Dreaming of the Oktoberfest in...

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  • The Fugger Family - Part 1

    I thought I would make a separate tip to tell something more about the family. They were first a German mercantile, and then mostly a banking dynasty that dominated European business during the 15th and 16th centuries, influenced the development of capitalism and European politics. And at the peak of their time in ‘power’ they were - believe it or...

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  • The Fuggerei family...

    The Fuggerei family established the world's first social housing project in 1519 and it still provides shelter for the poor within the renovated almshouses.

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Augsburg Warnings and Dangers

  • Do not underestimate walking distances

    The old town of Augsburg can be walked. You can reach all main sights and the train station on foot. Do not, however, underestimate the distances. Wealthy and powerful Augsburg covered quite a lot of ground even centuries ago. The old town is large. If you want to visit, for example, the cathedral, the Fuggerei and St Ulrich and Afra and return to...

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  • DO NOT go to Augsburg on...

    DO NOT go to Augsburg on SUNDAY as many things are closed. First, the main pub I wanted to visit was closed down permanently and then this place that I had chosen for lunch was closed on Sundays. It's called the Goldener Gans Braustubbe and is at Weitgasse 11. It is proported to have excellent food and is the brewery tap for Goldener Gans, the...

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Augsburg Tourist Traps

  • Rio Bar - nothing to do with Brazil

    Strangely Brazilians are not welcome at his bar. By the way, it is a Caribbean bar, nothing to do with Brazil. The women that frequent the bar are not really typical Brazilians as well.... Ask if the owner is really Brazilian.... Go to Brazil...

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  • Fuggerei

    The Fuggerei is the oldest social housing in the world that was created by Jakob Fugger. It is a Catholic community within Augsburg and even features an amazing old tiny chapel. It is very beautiful and quaint. Even today, people live there for one euro a year. This is the one place in Augsburg where tour buses stop and tourists can be found...

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  • Not likely that many tourist...

    Not likely that many tourist make it to the cemetery but without my trusty guide, I may have never found my way back to town. ;)

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Augsburg What to Pack

  • Climate in Augsburg

    There is no special rainy seasonAvg. 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 )

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  • Packing List

    A good friend to share beers is essential but sometimes they run out of gas and here's Hanna saying, 'no mas.'

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Augsburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Freilichtbühne

    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...

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  • Jewish Culture Museum

    Where?On the Halderstrasse - look out for the SynagogueWhat?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...

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  • Bahnhofstraße

    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.

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Augsburg Sports & Outdoors

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    by bonio Updated Mar 14, 2007

    Local football team FC Augsburg had a home game while we were in town, a rearranged fixture against Paderborn. Even on a freezing cold evening this was too tempting, even Mrs Bonio was persuaded to go along too.
    Anyway a 1-0 win for the visitors and not a great game, glad it was a dry evening as the stadium offers little cover, but, at 10 Euros what do you expect?

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Augsburg Favorites

  • Mozart's Idomeneo in Augsburg

    The opera Idomeneo, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is on the program of the Augsburg Theater again this season. I haven't seen it in Augsburg (yet), but I've seen beautiful productions of it in Bremen and in Frankfurt am Main. Idomeneo was Mozart's twelfth opera, written when he was twenty-five years old (in 1781) for the court theater in Munich. The...

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  • Augsburg's Double Churches

    The Reformation in the early 16th century had actually aimed at a reform of the one Church - the result was separation, fights and finally war between the different confessions. The Augsburg Religion Peace Treaty of 1555 ended the war and accepted the Lutherans as a church with equal rights as the Catholics. The peace treaty also confirmed the...

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  • Reichsstadt – Imperial City

    Augsburg owed its wealth and political influence to its status as Reichsstadt (Imperial City). The only governor the city had to accept was the emperor himself, which actually meant political independence. Augsburg was not subdued to any prince and also not to the bishop who resided in its walls. The magistrate was the government. The city owned...

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