Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #7 in Augsburg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 17 sights
Distance 6.2 km
Ascend 102 m
Descend 101 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 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)

361 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

239 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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)

78 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: 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

216 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

331 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: 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

485 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Augsburg Synagogue

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The Augsburg synagogue serves as a cultural center for the Jewish community in Augsburg. For example, the Jewish Community of Swabia-Augsburg celebrates Shabbat there every Friday evening and every Saturday morning. The synagogue was built between 1914 and 1917 according to the designs of the architects Fritz Landauer and Heinrich Lömpel in Halderstraße, not far from Königsplatz. The synagogue in Augsburg was also affected by the Kristallnacht pogrom and the Allied air raids that were carried out later. It was not until 1963 that a small part of the synagogue could be used by the community again. Between 1974 and 1985, the synagogue was finally completely restored. Since its reopening in 1985, it has also housed the Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia. The synagogue can be visited as part of the museum visit.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Augsburg) (DE)

165 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia

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Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia Alois Wüst / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia was opened in 1985 under the name "Jewish Cultural Museum Augsburg-Swabia". At that time, it was the first independent Jewish museum in the Federal Republic of Germany. In November 2018, it was renamed "Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia".

Wikipedia: Jüdisches Kulturmuseum Augsburg-Schwaben (DE), Website

336 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

948 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 12: Kongress am Park

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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 13: 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)

1228 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 14: Herz Jesu

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The Roman Catholic parish church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Augsburg district of Pfersee-Süd is the largest Art Nouveau church in southern Germany. The church building association was founded in 1892, and the foundation stone was laid in 1907. The church was consecrated on 29 May 1910 by Bishop Maximilian von Lingg.

Wikipedia: Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Augsburg) (DE)

384 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: St. Michael

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St. MichaelRicardalovesmonuments (subsequently retouched by NearEMPTiness to add the top end of the church tower using a snippet of File:St. Michael (Augsburg-Pfersee) 01.jpg) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Roman Catholic, listed branch church and until 1910 former parish church of St. Michael, stands in the old town centre of Augsburg-Pfersee, a district of Augsburg in Bavaria. The building is registered with the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments in the list of monuments in Augsburg-Pfersee as an architectural monument under the number D-7-61-000-977.

Wikipedia: St. Michael (Augsburg-Pfersee) (DE)

182 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Pferseer Schlössle

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Schloss Pfersee is located in the Augsburg district of Pfersee. It is a three-storey saddle building with stepped gables, four round corner towers and a round tower on the west front of the building.

Wikipedia: Schloss Pfersee (DE)

735 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 17: Sheridan Park

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The Sheridan Barracks was a military accommodation in the Augsburg district of Pfersee. At the end of 1998, the approximately 70-hectare site was abandoned by the armed forces of the U.S. garrison Augsburg and was thus one of the conversion areas of the city of Augsburg. As part of an urban planning competition, a development plan was developed and construction of the new Sheridan Park district began in 2006.

Wikipedia: Sheridan-Kaserne (DE), Website


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