Augsburg is a city in Bavaria and is also one of Germany’s oldest cities. It is the third largest city in Bavaria, after Munich and Nuremberg with a population of 300,000 inhabitants, with 885,000 in its metropolitan area. Augsburg is the biggest city in the Romantic Road route, one of the wealthiest in Germany and also has a very high living standard. Although Augsburg is not one of the most popular and touristic cities in Germany, it surprised us positively and it is certainly worth a visit.
What To See...
This is Augsburg’s most central square and one of the most popular spots in the city. Here you will find the town hall, the Perlach tower, where you can visit it and enjoy the beautiful views of the city, but also the Augustusbrunnen fountain.
One of the most beautiful corners of the city, just a few meters away from the main square. The beautiful buildings and shops will instantly attract you attention. Many shopping malls are here and as it is easy to understand is one of the most famous shopping streets in the city.
Perlach Tower, which is connected to St Peter’s Church, is one of the city’s landmarks, and it is definitely worth visiting. The Perlach Tower is about 70 meters high and is a 16th century building.
St. Ulrich is the most beautiful church in the city along with Augsburger Dom. Very beautiful both inside and outside. It is located at the end of Maximilianstrasse and it is definitely worth a visit.
Maximilianstrasse is the central road that crosses the old town of Augsburg. Here are some famous city hotels, many restaurants but also the beautiful fountain of Hercules. From the most beautiful streets of the city that definitely deserve to be visited.
This church is one of the most important attractions of Augsburg. This huge temple is along with St. Ulrich the two most beautiful churches in the city, with stunning architecture and very beautiful interiors. A visit here is required.
The red tower, as its name is the perfect place for a walk in the city of Augsburg. At this very beautiful spot, during the summer months, taking place concerts in the amphitheater. Let’s note that around Rotes Tor you will find some of the most beautiful streets and neighborhoods of the city.
The whole old town of Augsburg is beautiful, with many narrow streets, small rivers and beautiful buildings. The most beautiful part of the old town is behind the town hall heading towards St Ulrich, alongside Maximilianstrasse.
Augsburg is just a short drive away from some fairytale places, close to the Bavarian Alps, such as the Neuschwanstein Castle, Garmisch Partenkirchen and the tallest mountain in Germany, the imposing Zugspitze. The fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein is definitely one of the most beautiful castles in the world, if not the most beautiful, and it is only an hour and a half hour drive by car (103 km). Bavarian Alps is truly a magical landscape, with countless things to see and do around them, and it would be better to spend several days to see as many as you can. We will discuss these in detail on a next trip and we will tell you which are the most beautiful places to visit.
What To Eat
In Germany, we have never had a problem eating well and relatively cheap! Luckily in Augsburg, things were not different and so we had the opportunity to visit two very good restaurants that left us with the best impressions.
The first is the Brauerei Riegele, very close to the city’s main train station. Here you will find excellent food from the traditional German cuisine and incredible beers produced by the Riegele family for many years. Whatever we tried was excellent and we are sure that you will also be completely satisfied.
Perlach Acht restaurant is a hidden jem just behind the town hall square, and it is true that at first sight you are not predispose to visit it, but when we get inside it was beautiful and the food was excellent. At Perlach Acht you will find some fancy dishes, but beyond imagination they combine taste with fresh ingredients, good portions and a relaxing atmosphere.
How to move
Augsburg is not a big city, and it is quite easy to explore it on foot. Almost all the sights are located around the town hall square and along the old town. The city though has excellent means of transport if you want to go a little further outside of the city center and you can use the bus or train without any problem and also quite cheap.
Munich Airport is less than an hour’s drive from Augsburg (87 km) and is very easily accessible by car via the A8 motorway. Memmingen Airport is another option, but it mainly serves low cost airlines such as Ryanair and is also about one hour’s drive (89 km) from Augsburg.
Where to stay
Accommodation in Augsburg is relatively expensive, especially at the very central spots around the town hall square. In Augsburg you can find some luxurious, historic hotels such as Steigenberger Drei Mohren in Maximilianstrasse and of course, cheaper options around 60-80 euros for a double room per night. On the map below you can easily find the best accommodation, depending on the budget you have via Booking.com
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