The Romantic Road Travel Guide

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Published 04/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Most of the city's sights are on Augsburg's main shopping street or a short walk away. It was once a medieval wine market along the Roman road, and the history still shows in the architecture. Punctuating the street are two monumental and elaborate fountains: at the north end is the Merkur, designed in 1599 by the Dutch master Adrian de Vries (after a Florentine sculpture by Giovanni da Bologna) and showing winged Mercury in his classic pose; farther along is a de Vries–designed bronze Hercules struggling to subdue the many-headed Hydra.

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Augsburg, Bavaria, 86150, Germany

Published 04/25/2016


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