Top things to do

Top Choice International in Augsburg

August

Most Augsburgers have little inkling their city possesses two Michelin stars, both of which belong to chef Christian Grünwald. Treat yourself to tasty smears and blobs that make up some of Bavaria's most innovative …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Augsburg

Perlacht Acht

Run by a young local couple, this superb restaurant has its focus firmly on light, flavoursome dishes with a sunny Mediterranean bent. Take a seat at one of the hefty olive-wood tables to enjoy handmade pastas, toma…
Historic Site in Augsburg

Fuggerei

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. Around 200 people live here today and their rent remains frozen a…
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,…
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,…
Museum in Augsburg

Maximilianmuseum

The Maximilianmuseum occupies two patrician townhouses 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

Brechthaus

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…
German in Augsburg

Bauerntanz

Belly-satisfying helpings of creative Swabian and Bavarian food – Spätzle (local pasta) and more Spätzle – are plated up by friendly staff at this prim Alpine tavern with lace curtains, hefty timber interior and che…
Italian in Augsburg

Antico Duomo

This Italian job opposite the cathedral has a pink Vespa scooter in the window, attractively laid tables and leathery chairs, seated on which you can enjoy something tasty from the bel paese. The menu runs the full …
Cafe in Augsburg

Anno 1578

Munch on blockbuster breakfasts, lunchtime burgers and sandwiches, or just pop by for a cappuccino or ice cream at this trendy cafe under ancient neon-uplit vaulting. The central table, a huge chunk of timber, is a …