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  2. Augsburg - Wikipedia

    After Neuss, Trier, Cologne and Xanten, Augsburg is one of Germany's oldest cities, founded in 15 BC by the Romans as Augusta Vindelicorum, named after the Roman emperor Augustus. It was a Free Imperial City from 1276 to 1803 and the home of the patrician Fugger and Welser families that dominated European banking in the 16th century.

  3. Welcome to Augsburg - Regio Augsburg Tourism

    Welcome in Augsburg and the region. Third largest city in Bavaria with about 300,000 inhabitants. History: Founded by the Romans 15 BC., oldest city in Bavaria and second oldest German town. A Renaissance-city you must see. Famous Augsburg citizens: Jacob Fugger the Rich, Leopold Mozart (father of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart), Bert Brecht, Rudolf Diesel.

  4. Augsburg travel - Lonely Planet | Germany, Europe

    Augsburg. The largest city on the Romantic Road (and Bavaria's third largest), Augsburg is also one of Germany’s oldest, founded by the stepchildren of Roman emperor Augustus over 2000 years ago. As an independent city state from the 13th century, it was also one of its wealthiest, free to raise its own taxes, with public coffers bulging on the proceeds of the textile trade.

  5. Augsburg | Germany | Britannica

    Augsburg, city, Bavaria Land (state), southern Germany. It lies at the junction of the Wertach and Lech rivers and extends over the plateau country between the two rivers. In 1974 Augsburg annexed the neighbouring cities of Göggingen and Haunstetten. Traces of an Early Bronze Age settlement have been found at the site.

  6. Augsburg: A treasure of beautiful architecture in ... - Germany

    Augsburg, with its Mozart heritage, is one of Germany's most historically significant cities. As you stroll through its ancient streets, it doesn't take much imagination to gain a sense of this beautiful city's importance in the days when the Fugger mercantile and banking dynasty was at its peak.

  7. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Augsburg - Tripadvisor

    Things to Do in Augsburg, Germany - Augsburg Attractions Things to Do in Augsburg Map Popular things to do Cultural & Theme Tours Walking Tours Specialty Museums Top Picks Private & Custom Tours Points of Interest & Landmarks Tours & Sightseeing Rail Tours Historic Sites Private and Luxury Architectural Buildings Ways to tour Augsburg

  8. 20 Must-Visit Attractions in Augsburg, Germany - Culture Trip

    Spitalgasse 15, 86150 Augsburg, Germany, 49 821 4503450 Botanical Gardens This 25-acre (10-hectare) public park is the green lungs of Augsburg and boasts over 3,000 species of plants, herbs, and trees. The gardens also have a greenhouse containing almost 1,200 plants, a herb garden, a colorful rose garden, and a vegetable garden.

  9. History of Augsburg, a city in Bavaria | Britannica

    Augsburg, City (pop., 2002 est.: 257,800), Bavaria, southern Germany. Founded as a Roman colony by Augustus c. 14 bc , it was the seat of a bishopric by ad 739. It became an imperial free city in 1276 and joined the Swabian League in 1331.

  10. 15 Best Things to Do in Augsburg (Germany) - The Crazy Tourist

    15 Best Things to Do in Augsburg (Germany) The third oldest German city after Neuss and Trier, Augsburg was founded by the Romans in 15BC. The city had always been at the nexus of European trade, but its glory days arrived in Early Modern Age when the Fugger and Welser banking families amassed inconceivable wealth.

  11. Augsburg — Bavaria’s Modern City Of Culture Augsburg is a typical Swabian city in South Germany. Situated at the confluence of the Wertach and Lech rivers, it is also considered a Renaissance City — named after its founder, Emperor Augustus.