Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Augsburg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 25 sights
Distance 7.3 km
Ascend 92 m
Descend 109 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: Erhard-Wunderlich-Sporthalle

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The Erhard-Wunderlich-Sporthalle is a multi-purpose hall in the Antonsviertel district of Augsburg, Bavaria. The listed building is located on the southern edge of the Wittelsbach Park and was built between 1963 and 1965 at a cost of around 3.95 million DM. It is the first large hall built in Augsburg after the Second World War. Since 2012, the former Augsburg sports hall has borne the official name "Erhard Wunderlich Sports Hall" in honour of the Augsburg-born national handball player Erhard Wunderlich (1956–2012).

Wikipedia: Sporthalle Augsburg (DE), Website

278 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Wittelsbacher Park

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The Wittelsbacher Park is one of the largest green spaces in Augsburg. It is 18 hectares in size and has been a landscape conservation area since 10 March 1980. The total area of the protected area is 20.8 hectares.

Wikipedia: Wittelsbacher Park (DE)

337 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: St. Anton

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St. Anton User:Monroe / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Anton in the Antonsviertel in Augsburg was consecrated on 26 May 1927 by Auxiliary Bishop Karl Reth. The church, a bare brick building with a two-tower façade, is located directly next to the Wittelsbacher Park and stands out for its modern architecture and the unusual building material clinker. St. Anton is considered one of the most important sacred buildings of the first half of the 20th century in Germany. The architect Michael Kurz even gained international attention for the building. The building, which was undamaged in the Second World War, is now an architectural monument.

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

466 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Kongress am Park

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Kongress am Park N. Liesz / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Kongress am Park is an event venue in Augsburg, Germany. It is located in the northeastern area of the Wittelsbacher Park in the Antonsviertel and was opened in 1972. The multifunctional venue is used as a congress centre, for sales exhibitions as well as for concerts and other cultural events. Since 2009, the hall has been managed by Kongresshalle Augsburg Betriebs GmbH and marketed by Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH. The multi-part building complex is registered as an architectural monument in the Bavarian List of Monuments and is one of the "important buildings of post-war modernism" in Augsburg.

Wikipedia: Kongress am Park (DE), Website

1272 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 5: Heilige Barbara

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The 4th Field Artillery Regiment "König" was an artillery regiment of the Bavarian Army.

Wikipedia: Königlich Bayerisches 4. Feldartillerie-Regiment „König“ (DE)

37 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Basilika St. Ulrich und Afra

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The Basilica of SS. Ulrich and Afra is a Catholic parish in Augsburg in Bavaria, which originated from the Roman tomb of Saint Afra, who was martyred in 304.

Wikipedia: Basilica of SS. Ulrich and Afra, Augsburg (EN)

30 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: St. Ulrich

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The Protestant Church of St. Ulrich is a parish church in Augsburg, Germany, located right next to the Catholic Basilica of St. Ulrich and Afra. This ensemble of the two churches, which are very unequal in size and at right angles to each other and form a structural unit, is unique in its kind. The parish of the Protestant St. Ulrich Church also includes the Holy Spirit Chapel in the Holy Spirit Hospital.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Ulrichskirche (Augsburg) (DE), Website

100 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Martini-Palais

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The Martini-Palais is a former town house in Augsburg's city centre. It is located on the west side of Ulrichsplatz and is registered as an architectural monument in the Bavarian List of Monuments.

Wikipedia: Martini-Palais (DE)

317 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: St. Margareth

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The Church of St. Margareth in Augsburg is a former convent church of the Dominican nuns and is now used by the Priestly Brotherhood of St. Peter. The church is an architectural monument that is entered in the Bavarian List of Monuments.

Wikipedia: St. Margareth (Augsburg) (DE)

242 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Heilig-Geist-Kapelle

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The Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Augsburg is located in the Holy Spirit Hospital in Spitalgasse, right next to the upper fountain master's house at the Red Gate. It is also known as the hospital chapel. It is an architectural monument in the Augsburg-Lechviertel district, eastern Ulrichsviertel.

Wikipedia: Heilig-Geist-Kapelle (Augsburg) (DE), Website

15 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: Oberes Brunnenmeisterhaus

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The upper fountain master's house in Augsburg, also known as the "Haus bei den Fischen", served as the official residence of the Augsburg fountain masters. Today it is part of the historic waterworks at the Red Gate, which is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Oberes Brunnenmeisterhaus (DE)

210 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Freilichtbühne Augsburg

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The open-air stage at the Red Gate is one of the most renowned open-air theatres in Germany. With the Red Gate, the ramparts and the Holy Spirit Hospital in the background, it has a picturesque medieval backdrop.

Wikipedia: Freilichtbühne (Augsburg) (DE), Website

188 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Historic water towers

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The water towers in Augsburg are monuments to Augsburg's historic water management. Of the preserved water towers in Augsburg, four have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Augsburg Water Management System" since 2019. One of them is considered the oldest water tower in Germany.

Wikipedia: Wassertürme (Augsburg) (DE), Website

21 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 14: Rotes Tor

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The Red Gate was part of Augsburg's former city fortifications and was not demolished during the demolition of the city wall in the 19th century.

Wikipedia: Rotes Tor (Augsburg) (DE)

72 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Augsburger Puppenkiste

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Augsburger Puppenkiste

The Augsburger Puppenkiste is a marionette theater in Augsburg, Germany.

Wikipedia: Augsburger Puppenkiste (EN), Website

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Kastenturm

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The Kastenturm, also known as the Spitalturm, is a water tower in Augsburg and a monument to Augsburg's historic water management. It is located at the Heilig-Geist-Spital, which is adjacent to the waterworks at the Red Gate.

Wikipedia: Kastenturm (Augsburg) (DE)

29 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 17: Schwäbisches Handwerkermuseum

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The Swabian Crafts Museum in Augsburg is a museum run by the Chamber of Crafts for Swabia, in which faithfully reproduced workshops of old crafts are exhibited.

Wikipedia: Schwäbisches Handwerkermuseum (DE), Website

481 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 18: Schäfflerbrunnen

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The Schäfflerbrunnen is located in the Schäfflerhof in Augsburg's Lechviertel at Schwibbogengasse 9.

Wikipedia: Schäfflerbrunnen (Augsburg) (DE)

922 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 19: TIM Staatliches Textil- und Industriemuseum

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TIM Staatliches Textil- und Industriemuseum

The Augsburg textile and industry museum, known by its acronym tim, is a museum in Augsburg a city in the south-west of Bavaria, Germany. It is situated in the Augsburger Kammgarnspinnerei, a former worsted spinning mill. The museum is an Anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Wikipedia: Augsburg textile and industry museum (EN), Website

389 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 20: Färberturm

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The dyer's tower, which was used in the 18th and 19th centuries by the guild of bleachers and dyers, was used to hang out and dry dyed lengths of fabric. One such testimony to the flourishing textile industry has been preserved in the textile city of Augsburg: a dyeing tower on the site of the former Augsburg worsted yarn spinning mill (AKS) has been placed under monument protection.

Wikipedia: Färberturm (DE)

60 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 21: Kammgarn-Selimiye-Moschee

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The former wash and bath house at Schäfflerbachstraße 30 in Augsburg is an architectural monument of the Am Schäfflerbach district. In 1997 it was placed under monument protection.

Wikipedia: Wasch- und Badehaus Schäfflerbachstraße Augsburg (DE)

549 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 22: Feuerwehrerlebniswelt

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The Fire Brigade Experience World in Augsburg is an exhibition that has been in existence since May 2021 and deals with the topic of fire protection.

Wikipedia: Feuerwehrerlebniswelt (DE), Website

983 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 23: Turbinenmuseum

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Turbinenmuseum Brezelsuppe / Copyrighted free use

The Turbine Museum Augsburg deals with the technology and history of the turbines of the former Mechanical Cotton Spinning and Weaving Mill in Augsburg's textile district.

Wikipedia: Turbinenmuseum Augsburg (DE)

87 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 24: Skimuseum

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Skimuseum Brezelsuppe / Copyrighted free use

The Augsburg Ski Museum is located in Augsburg's textile district and deals with the history and development of modern skiing. It exhibits various historical and contemporary exhibits on an area of 300 m².

Wikipedia: Skimuseum Augsburg (DE)

58 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 25: Fabrikschloss

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The Mechanische Baumwollspinnerei und Weberei is a cotton mill in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. It was founded in 1837 and was considered one of the oldest textile manufacturing companies in Germany. It was closed in 1989.

Wikipedia: Mechanische Baumwollspinnerei und Weberei Augsburg (EN)


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