Church in Augsburg

Dom Mariä Heimsuchung

Augsburg’s cathedral has its origins in the 10th century but was Gothicised and enlarged in the 14th and 15th centuries. The star treasures here are the so-called ‘Prophets’ Windows’. Depicting David, Daniel, Jonah,…
Historic Site in Augsburg


The legacy of Jakob Fugger ‘The Rich’ lives on at Augsburg’s Catholic welfare settlement, the Fuggerei, which is the oldest of its kind in existence.
Historic Building in Augsburg


For widescreen city views, climb the Perlachturm next door to the Rathaus.
Notable Building in Augsburg

Goldener Saal

The meticulously restored Goldener Saal is a main meeting hall. It's a dazzling space canopied by a gilded and coffered ceiling, interspersed with frescoes.
Church in Augsburg

St Anna Kirche

Often regarded as the first Renaissance church in Germany, the rather plain-looking (and well-hidden) St Anna Kirche is accessed via a set of cloisters lined with tombstones. The church contains a bevy of treasures,…
Museum in Augsburg


The Maximilianmuseum occupies two patrician town houses joined by a statue-studded courtyard covered by a glass-and-steel roof. Highlights include a fabulous collection of Elias Holl’s original wooden models for his…
Museum in Augsburg


Opened in 1998 to celebrate local boy Bertolt Brecht's 100th birthday, this house museum is the birthplace of the famous playwright and poet, where he lived for the first two years of his life (from 1898 to 1900) be…
Museum in Augsburg


See how residents lived in the Fuggerei before running water and central heating in this museum located in one of the building's apartments.
Museum in Augsburg

Jüdisches Kulturmuseum

About 300m east of the main train station, as you head towards the Altstadt, you’ll come to the Synagoge Augsburg, an art-nouveau temple built between 1914 and 1917 and housing a worthwhile Jewish museum. Exhibition…
Historic Building in Augsburg


Rising above the Rathausplatz are the twin onion-domed spires of the Renaissance Rathaus, built by Elias Holl from 1615 to 1620 and crowned by a 4m-tall pinecone, the city's emblem (also an ancient fertility symbol)…