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German in Augsburg


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

Barfüsser Café

Follow a short flight of steps down from the street through a covered passageway to uncover this pretty snack stop by a little canal. It's run by a team of staff with disabilities, for whom it provides work opportun…
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…
Bavarian in Augsburg

Bayerisches Haus am Dom

Enjoy an elbow massage from the locals at chunky timber benches, while refuelling on Bavarian and Swabian dishes, cheap lunch options (€6.50) or a sandwich served by Dirndl-clad waitresses. Erdinger and Andechser ar…