The Romantic Road

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  • 1. Rathaus

    Augsburg's town hall was Germany's largest when it was built in the early 1600s; it's now regarded as the finest secular Renaissance structure north of...Read More

  • 2. Augsburg Puppenkiste

    This children's puppet theater next to Rotes Tor has been an institution in Germany from its inception in 1948, and it's still loved by kids...Read More

  • 3. Brechthaus

    This modest artisan's house was the birthplace of the renowned playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), author of Mother Courage and The Threepenny Opera. It's now a...Read More

  • 4. Dom St. Maria

    Augsburg's imposing cathedral contains the oldest cycle of stained glass in central Europe and important paintings by local resident Hans Holbein the Elder, which adorn...Read More

  • 5. Fugger und Welser Erlebnismuseum

    This museum, housed in a fine restored Renaissance building, is dedicated to two of the city's most influential benefactors, the Fugger and Welser families, whose...Read More

  • 6. Fuggerei and Fuggerhäuser

    The world's oldest social housing project, this settlement was established by the wealthy Fugger family in 1516 to accommodate employees of the family's textile mills...Read More

  • 7. Fuggerhäuser

    Historic Home

    The 16th-century house and business quarters of the Fugger family now has a restaurant in its cellar and offices on the upper floors. Only the...Read More

  • 8. Jewish Museum of Augsburg and Swabia

    Housed in a 1917 synagogue which escaped major damage on Kristallnacht (night of the broken glass) in 1938, it was restored in the 1990s both...Read More

  • 9. Maximilian Museum

    Augsburg's main museum houses a permanent exhibition of Augsburg arts and crafts, including sculptures and gold and silver handicrafts, in a 16th-century merchant's mansion, focusing...Read More

  • 10. Mozart House

    Leopold Mozart---father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart---was born in this house, and lived here until moving to Salzburg at age 18 to continue his music education....Read More

  • 11. Perlachturm

    This plastered brick bell tower has foundations dating to AD 989, when it was constructed as a watchtower, and is now part of the Church...Read More

  • 12. Schaezlerpalais

    This elegant 18th-century city palace was built by the von Liebenhofens, a family of wealthy bankers. Schaezler was the name of a baron who married...Read More

  • 13. Sts. Ulrich and Afra

    Standing at the highest point of the city, this Catholic basilica with an attached Protestant chapel symbolizes the Peace of Augsburg, the treaty that ended...Read More

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