Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #6 in Augsburg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 9.9 km
Ascend 155 m
Descend 132 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: 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)

1152 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 2: Glaspalast

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The glass palace is an industrial monument in Augsburg, which was put into operation in 1910 as the fourth and last expansion stage of the Mechanical Cotton spinning mill and weaving mill in Augsburg (SWA). It is located on the Otto-Lindenmeyer-Straße, named after the first large company leader of SWA. Production ended in 1988 with the bankruptcy of the company. The building was temporarily owned by the city of Augsburg and was sold to Ignaz Walter in 1999. As a refinancing of the renovation, the demolition of the weaving halls of the work was allowed. This new development area is now referred to as Aumühle, which lives on the former work knick.

Wikipedia: Glaspalast Augsburg (DE), Website

485 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

914 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

786 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

208 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Sankt Ursula

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The Dominican convent church of St. Ursula in Augsburg was built in 1516 and expanded in 1720. As an architectural monument, it is entered in the Bavarian List of Monuments.

Wikipedia: St. Ursula (Augsburg) (DE)

297 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Schäfflerbrunnen

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

Wikipedia: Schäfflerbrunnen (Augsburg) (DE)

279 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

223 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

264 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

44 meters / 1 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)

707 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 12: Dominikanerkirche

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The former Dominican Church of St. Magdalena in the Dominikanergasse in Augsburg, also known as the Predigerkirche, is the last remnant of the secularized Dominican monastery destroyed in the Second World War. As an architectural monument, it is entered in the Bavarian List of Monuments.

Wikipedia: Dominikanerkirche (Augsburg) (DE)

351 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

256 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: 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)

354 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: 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

138 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: 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)

178 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Lettl-Museum

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Lettl-Museum Florian Lettl / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Lettl Museum of Surreal Art is an art museum in Augsburg with works by the painter Wolfgang Lettl, which opened in 2019.

Wikipedia: Lettl-Museum (DE), Website

163 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: 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)

293 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 19: Kesterbrunnen

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The Kesterbrunnen is located in the city centre of Augsburg and is registered as an architectural monument in the Bavarian List of Monuments.

Wikipedia: Kesterbrunnen (DE)

272 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 20: Staatsgalerie Altdeutsche Meister

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The Staatsgalerie Altdeutsche Meister, often referred to as the Staatsgalerie in der Katharinenkirche, is an art museum in Augsburg's Old Town. It was founded after 1806 and moved in 1835 to the Katharinenkirche of the former St. Catherine's Monastery in Augsburg. The gallery is the oldest branch gallery of the Bavarian State Painting Collections. It houses the most valuable collection of old German painting in Bavaria after the Alte Pinakothek, primarily "paintings of the Augsburg and Swabian schools of the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, the great period of Augsburg painting."

Wikipedia: Staatsgalerie Altdeutsche Meister (DE)

216 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 21: Schaezlerpalais

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The Schaezlerpalais is a baroque palace in Augsburg. The palace extends far back from the street, encompassing dozens of rooms, courtyards and gardens. The gilded mirrored ballroom was built between 1765-1770 and has survived intact. it is widely regarded as the most artistically significant Rococo ballroom in Germany. Carl Albert von Lespilliez was the architect of the Schaezlerpalais.

Wikipedia: Schaezlerpalais (EN), Website

65 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 22: Herkulesbrunnen

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The Hercules Fountain in Maximilianstraße is one of the three magnificent fountains in Augsburg, along with the Augustus Fountain and the Merkur Fountain. It was created in 1596–1600 by Adriaen de Vries in the Renaissance style. Its main character represents the Greek demigod Hercules.

Wikipedia: Herkulesbrunnen (Augsburg) (DE)

28 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 23: Höhmannhaus

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The Höhmannhaus is a former town house in Augsburg's city centre. It is located in Maximilianstraße and borders directly on the Schaezlerpalais to the north.

Wikipedia: Höhmannhaus (DE)

3 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 24: Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus

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Since its opening in 1996, the Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus has been the international forum for contemporary art of the Städtische Kunstsammlungen in Augsburg. It is located in the listed Höhmannhaus at Maximilianstraße 48.

Wikipedia: Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus (DE)

284 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 25: 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)

100 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 26: 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

30 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 27: 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)

37 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 28: 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)

1272 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 29: 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

527 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 30: 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)


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