Must-Visit Attractions in Augsburg, Germany

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Anwesha Ray

The university town of Augsburg, Bavaria, was founded by the Romans in 15 BC, making it the oldest city in Bavaria and the second oldest in Germany. This city boasts a beautiful silhouette of historic architecture and is steeped in culture. Read on to find out how to get the most out of a stopover in Augsburg.

3. The German Baroque Gallery and the Schaezler Palace

4. Augsburg Cathedral

Cathedral, Church

7. Mozarthaus Augsburg

Museum

The Mozarthaus is the most popular attraction of the Fuggerei community. This is the birthplace of Leopold Mozart, the legend’s father, and himself a gifted musician. The museum offers visitors a peek into the life of this famous family, and displays books, letters, scores, and musical instruments related to the Mozarts. It is also the venue for Mozart Summer, an awesome two-week concert held in August and September.

Frauentorstraße 30, 86152 Augsburg, Germany, +49 821 4507945

8. Augsburg Railway Park

Museum, Park

If you are fond of trains, Augsburg Railway Park guarantees a few enjoyable hours. The museum displays lovingly refurbished and preserved historic locomotives, which provide a great backdrop for your holiday photos.

Firnhaberstraße 22C, 86159 Augsburg, Germany, +49 821 4504470

9. Augsburg Zoo

Botanical Garden, Forest, Zoo

10. The Vogeltor

The Vogeltor (“bird gate”) is a four-storey stone gate with a narrow passage, and a part of the ancient fortifications. Any local will be happy to share with you the hilarious story behind its construction. Apparently, after the tower was complete, the city council refused to pay the builders, citing the reason that the tower was not straight. The offended builder is said to have climbed up to the roof of the tower and defecated. The tower was proven to be straight when his feces fell to the ground without touching the walls of the tower.

86152 Augsburg, Germany

11. Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum

The most popular family destination in Augsburg and the best of its kind in Germany, the Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum houses puppets from all over Europe. Guided tours are available in multiple languages (including English) and special exhibitions are often held in addition to the permanent exhibition.

Spitalgasse 15, 86150 Augsburg, Germany, 49 821 4503450

14. Textil- und Industriemuseum

The Textil- und Industriemuseum is a tribute to Augsburg’s 19th-century textile industry. Here, you can learn all about the story of the flourishing of the industry, and how it disappeared. An awesome range of machinery from several centuries, fabrics, pattern books, and more are also on display.

Provinostraße 46, 86153 Augsburg, Germany, +49 821 8100150

15. Maximilian Museum

Museum

For a thorough understanding of the society, history, politics, art, and culture of Augsburg, there is no better place than the Maximilian Museum. Moreover, the museum is located in an iconic road, Maximilianstrasse, that has been in existence since Roman times.

17. Fugger und Welser Erlebnismuseum

The Fugger Und Welser Erlebnismuseum documents the history of the the Fuggers and the Welsers, who were the most successful and affluent merchants in Augsburg in the 15th and 16th centuries. The information is presented in a very interesting, interactive way, mostly through multimedia installations.

Äußeres Pfaffengäßchen 23, 86152 Augsburg, Germany, +49 821 45097821

19. Internationales Maskenmuseum

If you like offbeat museums, you are sure to find Internationales Maskenmuseum worth your time. Here, you will find over 4,000 masks from Europe, America, Oceania, Asia, and Africa, spanning several centuries.

Lindenstraße, 86420 Diedorf, Germany

20. St. Anne's Church

Church, Building

The medieval church of St. Anne’s holds special attraction among visitors because of its stunning baroque and rococo stucco work in the ceiling and frescoes.

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