Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Augsburg, Germany


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Number of sights 26 sights
Distance 5.2 km
Ascend 68 m
Descend 71 m

Experience Augsburg in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in AugsburgIndividual Sights in Augsburg

Sight 1: Sankt Anna

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St. Anne's Church in Augsburg, Germany, is a medieval church building that was originally part of a monastery built in 1321. It is notable for its elaborate interior decoration.

Wikipedia: St. Anne's Church, Augsburg (EN), Website

103 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Köpfhaus

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The Köpfhaus is a three-storey corner house in the city centre of Augsburg, which is a listed building. It is located at Fuggerplatz 9 and consists of various houses that have been united into one building over the centuries. The oldest parts of the Köpfhaus date back to the 14th century.

Wikipedia: Köpfhaus (DE)

37 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: Fugger-Denkmal

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In the list of monuments in the city centre, St. Ulrich–Cathedral, the monuments in the Augsburg district of Innenstadt, St. Ulrich–Dom in the Planning area inner city (I) listed. There is also a collection of pictures of these monuments.

Wikipedia: Liste der Baudenkmäler in Augsburg-Innenstadt, St. Ulrich–Dom (DE)

237 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Rathaus

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Augsburg Town Hall is the administrative centre of Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany, and one of the most significant secular buildings of the Renaissance style north of the Alps. It was designed and built by Elias Holl, Stadtbaumeister, in 1615–1624. Due to its historic and cultural importance, it is protected by the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

Wikipedia: Augsburg Town Hall (EN)

64 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Perlachturm

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The 70-metre-tall Perlachturm is a belltower in front of the church of St. Peter am Perlach in the central district of Augsburg, Germany. It originated as a watchtower in the 10th century. The existing Renaissance structure was built in the 1610s by Elias Holl, who also designed the neighbouring Town Hall.

Wikipedia: Perlachturm (EN), Website

124 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Georgsbrunnen

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Georgsbrunnen Peter Bubenik / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Georgsbrunnen fountain in Augsburg is dedicated to Saint George. Like so many fountains in the city's history, it has often changed its location. Since 1993, it has been located opposite the Stadtmetzg at the lower end of the Perlachberg.

Wikipedia: Georgsbrunnen (Augsburg) (DE)

129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Brechthaus

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The Brechthaus is the birthplace of the poet, playwright and writer Bertolt Brecht in the old town of Augsburg and is now a museum and memorial for him.

Wikipedia: Brechthaus (Augsburg) (DE)

181 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Kloster der Franziskanerinnen von Maria Stern

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The Convent of the Franciscan Sisters of Maria Stern is a listed convent of Franciscan Tertiary Sisters, the Franciscan Sisters of Maria Stern, in the old town of Augsburg.

Wikipedia: Kloster der Franziskanerinnen von Maria Stern (DE), Website

141 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Barfüßerkirche

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The Protestant Barfüßerkirche in the old town of Augsburg was built in the 13th century by the Franciscans (Barfüßern). After its extensive destruction in the Second World War, it was rebuilt in parts in a simplified way. The towerless church building, which still consists mainly of the former choir, rises out of the tangle of narrow streets and simple gabled houses and appears straight and accurate in its strict form.

Wikipedia: Barfüßerkirche (Augsburg) (DE), Website

277 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Fuggerei

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Fuggerei context medien und verlag Augsburg / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fuggerei is the world's oldest public housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes its name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger as a place where the needy citizens of Augsburg could be housed. By 1523, 52 houses had been built, and in the coming years the area expanded with various streets, small squares and a church. The gates were locked at night, so the Fuggerei was, in its own right, very similar to a small independent medieval town. It is still inhabited today, affording it the status of being the oldest public housing project in the world.

Wikipedia: Fuggerei (EN)

136 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Fuggereimuseum

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The Fuggerei Museum deals with the history of the Augsburg Fuggerei. It was founded in 1957 and is located at Mittlere Gasse 13 and 14. In addition to a permanent exhibition, it houses a historic museum apartment that shows life and living in the Fuggerei at the time of the early 19th century, as well as a modern show apartment. Since 2008, a World War II bunker has also been attached to the museum.

Wikipedia: Fuggereimuseum (DE)

75 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: Neptunbrunnen

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The Neptune Fountain in Augsburg is dedicated to the Roman god Neptune and has an eventful history. It is Augsburg's oldest fountain figure, as it is assumed that the figure was created around 1518. Other sources assume that it was manufactured in 1536/1537. It was made of bronze and probably designed by the Augsburg sculptor Hans Daucher, other sources point to the sculptor Sebastian Löscher.

Wikipedia: Neptunbrunnen (Augsburg) (DE)

693 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 13: Fünfgratturm

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The Fünfgratturm is a fortified tower in Augsburg, Germany. It was built in 1454 as part of Augsburg's eastern city fortifications around the Jakobervorstadt. It has been isolated since the demolition of this part of the city wall in 1867/68. It was built especially for the so-called Scharwächter – patrols that ensured that the people of Augsburg could sleep peacefully. In 1948 and 1973/74 the tower was renovated. It is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Fünfgratturm (DE)

923 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 14: Wieselhaus

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The Wieselhaus in Augsburg's cathedral district was built in the 16th/17th century. The former town house at Äußere Pfaffengässchen 23 is a protected architectural monument.

Wikipedia: Wieselhaus (DE)

16 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 15: Fugger und Welser Erlebnismuseum

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Fugger und Welser Erlebnismuseum Fotografin: Christine Pemsl / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fugger and Wels Adventure Museum is a museum in the cathedral district of Augsburg that deals with the history of the two Augsburg merchant families Fugger and Welser. The museum opened in 2014.

Wikipedia: Fugger-und-Welser-Erlebnismuseum (DE), Website

410 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: Augsburg Cathedral

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The Cathedral of Augsburg is a Catholic cathedral in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany, founded in the 11th century in Romanesque style, but with 14th-century Gothic additions. Together with the Basilica of St. Ulrich and Afra, it is one of the city's main attractions. It measures 113 x 40 m, and its towers are 62 m high. It is dedicated to the Visitation of Virgin Mary.

Wikipedia: Augsburg Cathedral (EN), Website

161 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Diözesanmuseum St. Afra

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The Diocesan Museum of St. Afra is the central museum of the Diocese of Augsburg and is located in the Augsburg Cathedral district directly behind the cathedral.

Wikipedia: Diözesanmuseum St. Afra (DE), Website

158 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: Burggrafenturm

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The Burgrave's Tower is a building in the former episcopal city of Augsburg, Germany. The episcopal city had been built on the ruins of the Roman settlement and consisted of a castle-like complex with a cathedral, a serfdom and an episcopal palace. In the burgrave's tower, which was rebuilt in 1507 under Bishop Henry IV of Lichtenau, the burgrave lived as the highest official of the castle town. However, the formerly important office was no longer mentioned in the imperial city court order of the 15th century.

Wikipedia: Burggrafenturm (Augsburg) (DE)

59 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 19: Fronhof

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The Fronhof is a green space in the city centre of Augsburg. It is surrounded to the north and west by the former prince-bishop's residence, today the seat of the government of Swabia. To the east is Augsburg Cathedral, including the cathedral forecourt and Roman wall. To the south, a row of houses – including the Burgrave's Tower – and Peutingerstraße border the Fronhof. The Fronhof as a green space is not to be confused with the Fronhof street, which is located a little further west by the Hofgarten.

Wikipedia: Fronhof (Augsburg) (DE)

149 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 20: Hofgarten

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The Hofgarten is a green space in the old town of Augsburg. It is part of the former prince-bishop's residence, which was rebuilt in the 18th century and was laid out between 1739 and 1744 by Johann Caspar Bagnato.

Wikipedia: Hofgarten (Augsburg) (DE)

318 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 21: Naturmuseum

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The Augsburg Natural History Museum is operated by the city of Augsburg and is located in the "Augusta Arcaden" in the northern old town. The focus of the exhibitions from the fields of geology, mineralogy, botany, zoology and paleontology is the molasse, a soil layer consisting of weathered debris that makes up the subsoil of a large part of the Alpine foothills and southern Germany. The Augsburg Museum of Natural History is the only one in Germany that specialises in this area.

Wikipedia: Naturmuseum Augsburg (DE), Website

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Sight 22: Sparkassen-Planetarium Augsburg

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The Sparkassen Planetarium is a planetarium in Augsburg's city centre, which was established in 1985 on the occasion of the 2000th anniversary of the city of Augsburg as a foundation of the Stadtsparkasse and began operations in 1989.

Wikipedia: Sparkassen-Planetarium Augsburg (DE), Website

296 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 23: Dominikanerkloster Heilig-Kreuz

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The Monastery of the Holy Cross is a former Augustinian monastery in Augsburg in Bavaria in the Diocese of Augsburg. It has been a Dominican monastery since 1936. The Catholic and Protestant Holy Cross churches are also located on the site.

Wikipedia: Kloster Heilig Kreuz (Augsburg) (DE)

2 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 24: Katholische Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

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Katholische Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche Alois Wüst / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Catholic Holy Cross Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in the southern German city of Augsburg, Bavaria. While its history dates back to 1143 when a hospice with a chapel was constructed on the site, the present church in the Gothic style was built by Provost Vitus Fackler in 1508. After bombing damage in the Second World War, rebuilding work was completed in 1949.

Wikipedia: Catholic Holy Cross Church, Augsburg (EN)

178 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 25: Gollwitzerhäuser

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Gollwitzerhäuser selbst / CC BY 2.0

Karl Albert Gollwitzer was a German architect, building contractor and civil engineer of the Wilhelminian period.

Wikipedia: Karl Albert Gollwitzer (DE)

284 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 26: Geschichtssäule

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The Stadtpflegeranger is a small green space in the city centre of Augsburg. It is located in the station district on the street Am Alten Einlaß and, together with several surrounding historic buildings, forms an urban ensemble that is under ensemble protection. Only a smaller part of the green area, which was laid out at the beginning of the 19th century, now remains.

Wikipedia: Stadtpflegeranger (DE)


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