Augsburg is a city towards the south of Germany, close to the north-west of Munich. It dates back to the days of the Roman Empire, and is now a university town. It is the capital of the Augsburg and Freiburg region, and is said to be the second oldest city in Germany.


Augsburg is home to a beautiful gothic style cathedral. You can also see the home of Leopold Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s father), which is now a Mozart Museum. There is a great deal of renaissance architecture in Augsburg, one of the most prominent pieces of architecture of this style is the town hall, or Rathaus. The Schaezler Palace is also well worth a visit, it houses a Baroque Gallery and the German State Gallery and is a magnificently decorated building, both inside and out.

Nightlife and Eating out

Eating out in Augsburg is a pleasant experience, due to the friendliness of the locals. As well as the standard German cuisine we have come to expect, there are more unusual choices such as noodles, pasta and crepe soup. Maximilianstrasse is the main place to go at night, with its multitude of cafes.

Tourist Information

Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH Bahnhofstraße 786150 AugsburgTel: +49 (0)8 21/5 02


Augsburg is a regional airport, so it only offers domestic flights. However, as it is so close to the city centre and domestic flights into and out of the airport are so frequent it is worth considering using the airport to reach others before catching international flights. Munich airport, which does offer international destinations, is situated just 55 miles from Augsburg city centre.

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