Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Augsburg, Germany

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Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 6.6 km
Ascend 88 m
Descend 104 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: 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

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Sight 2: 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

412 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Goldschmiedebrunnen

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Martin-Luther-Platz is a square in Augsburg's city centre. Until 1933, it was called Annaplatz because of the nearby church of St. Anna.

Wikipedia: Martin-Luther-Platz (Augsburg) (DE)

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Sight 4: 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

155 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Manzú fountain

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The Manzù Fountain is a publicly accessible fountain on the edge of Königsplatz in the city center of Augsburg.

Wikipedia: Manzù-Brunnen (DE)

270 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Zeughaus

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Zeughaus Karlheinz Meyer / CC BY-SA 3.0

The armoury in the old town of Augsburg was built between 1602 and 1607 by Elias Holl. The designs for the façade – which, depending on the author, can be assigned either to the Renaissance or already to the Baroque, but most accurately to the transitional style of Mannerism – were created by Joseph Heintz.

Wikipedia: Augsburger Zeughaus (DE)

138 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: St. Moritz

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St. Moritz in Augsburg is a Roman Catholic parish church and former collegiate church of the collegiate monastery of St. Moritz, which was dissolved as a result of secularization. Originally built as a burial place in memory of Bishop Bruno, the brother of Emperor Henry II the Saint, and expanded and redesigned several times over the centuries, it was rebuilt in a simplified form after its destruction in the Second World War from 1946 to 1950. It is protected as an architectural monument.

Wikipedia: St. Moritz (Augsburg) (DE), Website

173 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Weberhaus

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The Weavers' House is the former guild house of the weavers in Augsburg. The historicizing building, erected in 1913, replaced a late Gothic predecessor building on about the same site. It is located in the city center at Moritzplatz.

Wikipedia: Weberhaus (Augsburg) (DE)

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

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Sight 10: Maximilianmuseum

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Maximilianmuseum The original uploader was Wolpertinger at German Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Maximilian Museum is a large, public museum housed in a palatial building erected in 1546 in Augsburg, Germany. It houses a notable collection of decorative arts. Augsburg was the leading German center of sculpture, painting, and, especially, of fine work in gold in silver from the late Middle Ages until the modern period.

Wikipedia: Maximilianmuseum (EN)

48 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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

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Sight 14: St. Peter am Perlach

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St. Peter am Perlach or Perlach-Church is a romanesque Catholic church in the center of Augsburg (Bavaria). The tower of the church, the Perlachturm, is together with the Augsburg Town Hall the landmark of Augsburg.

Wikipedia: St. Peter am Perlach (EN)

94 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Goldener Saal

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Goldener SaalAllie_Caulfield from Germany / CC BY 2.0

The Goldener Saal is a ceremonial room in the 3rd floor of Augsburg Town Hall, which is famous for its ceiling paintings, murals, and golden wall decoration. It was finished in 1643 and is one of the most important cultural monuments of the late Renaissance.

Wikipedia: Goldener Saal (EN), Website

197 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Stadtmetzg

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The Stadtmetzg of Augsburg is a historic building in the style of the late Renaissance. It was built between 1606 and 1609 by Elias Holl and is located at the lower end of the Perlachberg. The listed building now belongs to the Jakobervorstadt-Nord district, even though historically it is not located in Jakobervorstadt, but in the Lechviertel. The town butcher's shop, which served as a butcher's shop for centuries, is now used as an administrative building.

Wikipedia: Stadtmetzg (DE)

129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: 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)

142 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: 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

89 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 19: 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)

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Sight 20: Kulturhaus Kresslesmühle

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The Kulturhaus Kresslesmühle is a municipal cabaret theatre with an educational centre and gastronomy in Augsburg's Lechviertel. The building, which is registered as an architectural monument in the Bavarian List of Monuments, is a former water mill.

Wikipedia: Kulturhaus Kresslesmühle (DE), Facebook

108 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 21: 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

456 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 22: Vogeltor

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The Vogeltor in Augsburg is part of the former city wall and used to serve as an entrance to the Jakobervorstadt, which is located in the area of today's Augsburg-Innenstadt planning area.

Wikipedia: Vogeltor (DE)

515 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 23: Neptunbrunnen

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Neptunbrunnen

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)

148 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 24: Markuskirche

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St. Mark's Church, also known as St. Mark's Chapel, in the Fuggerei in Augsburg was built from 1580 to 1582 and rebuilt until 1950 after its destruction in the Second World War. As an architectural monument, it is entered in the Bavarian List of Monuments.

Wikipedia: Markuskirche der Fuggerei (Augsburg) (DE)

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Sight 25: 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)

160 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 26: Jakobsbrunnen

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Jakobsbrunnen Simon Brixel Wbrix / CC BY-SA 2.0 de

The Church of St. Jakob in Augsburg, also known as Jakobskirche, is a Protestant church in Augsburg, Germany. It is an architectural monument in the Augsburg-Jakobervorstadt-Nord district and the historical centre of Augsburg's Jakobervorstadt. The church is an important stop on the Augsburg Way of St. James, the St. James pilgrimage route in Bavarian Swabia. The St. James Pilgrimage Community Augsburg maintains the signage of the Way of St. James from Oettingen via Augsburg to Lindau.

Wikipedia: St. Jakob (Augsburg) (DE)

282 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 27: Jakobertor

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The Jakobertor from the 14th century is one of five still existing Augsburg city gates and forms the eastern end of the Jakobervorstadt. It was originally part of the city wall. Only a small section of this has been reconstructed to the north, so that the gate is largely free.

Wikipedia: Jakobertor (DE)

914 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 28: Sensemble Theater

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Sensemble Theater Volker Stock / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Sensemble Theater is a theater in Augsburg, Germany. Its original spelling is S'ensemble Theater. Since the 2011/2012 season, the theatre has been using the spelling without the apostrophe. The clubs have also partially adopted this changed spelling.

Wikipedia: Sensemble Theater (DE)

452 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 29: Kunstmuseum Walter

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The Kunstmuseum Walter is a privately run museum in Augsburg, Germany. It is located in the Glass Palace and shows modern and contemporary art. The owner of the collection and at the same time the namesake of the museum, which opened in 2002, is the building contractor Ignaz Walter, who died in 2023.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Walter (DE), Website

1119 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 30: Schillerstatue

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In the list of monuments in Lechhausen, the monuments in the Lechhausen planning area (VI) listed. There is also a collection of pictures of these monuments.

Wikipedia: Liste der Baudenkmäler in Augsburg-Lechhausen (DE)

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