Augsburg Travel Guide

Augsburg is the third largest city in Bavaria after Munich and Nuremberg.

The city has a very active cultural life. It is part of one of the most famous tourist routes in Germany, the Romantic Route.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Augsburg: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Sights

Augsburg Cathedral

Augsburg Cathedral

The Augsburg Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church. It intrigues visitors with impressive frescos.

It was founded in the 11th century.

Frauentorstraße 2, 86152 

Rathaus

Rathaus

The Town Hall of Augsburg (Rathaus) is one of the most significant secular buildings of the Renaissance style north of the Alps.

It is the city´s landmark built by Elias Holl from 1616 to 1620.

Rathausplatz 2, 86150

Perlachturm

Perlachturm

The Perlachturm next to the Town Hall offers a spectacular panoramic view of Augsburg.

Rathausplatz, 86159

Fuggerei

Fuggerei

The Fuggerei was founded in 1521 by Jakob Fugger.

It is the world’s oldest social housing complex still in use. It encompasses 67 houses with 140 apartments.

Jakoberstraße 26, 86152

Maximilianstrasse

Maximilianstrasse

Maximilianstrasse is a street in the heart of Augsburg.

The magnificent fountains with precious bronze sculptures and the Schaezlerpalais are located on the Maximilianstrasse street.

Maximilianstraße, 86150

Schaezlerpalais

Schaezlerpalais

The Schaezlerpalais was  built between  1765-1770.

It is a magnificent Baroque palace, today Germany’s most significant Baroque gallery.

Maximilianstraße 46, 86150

Basilica of St. Ulrich and Afra

Basilica of St. Ulrich and Afra

The Basilica of St Ulrich and Afra is a catholic parish built in the architectural styles of Renaissance and Baroque. Includes the tombs of diocesan saints Afra, Ulrich and Simpert.

Ulrichspl. 19, 86150 

Botanischer Garten Augsburg

Botanischer Garten Augsburg

The Botanischer Garten Augsburg is a municipal botanical garden. The garden contains a Japanese garden.

Dr.-Ziegenspeck-Weg 10, 86161

Mozarthaus

The Mozarthaus is a museum show the life of the Mozart family.

The exhibits include books, letters, original musical scores, as well as a beautiful collection of historical musical instruments.

Frauentorstraße 30, 86152

Where to stay

Steigenberger Drei Mohren

Steigenberger Drei Mohren©Steigenberger Drei Mohren

The Steigenberger Drei Mohren is located on Maximilianstrasse close to the Schaezlerpalais.

Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and mini bar.

The hotel has a sauna and fitness center.

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Maximilianstraße 40, 86150

Dorint an der Kongresshalle Augsburg

Dorint an der Kongresshalle Augsburg©Dorint an der Kongresshalle Augsburg

The Dorint an der Kongresshalle Augsburg is located close to the University of Augsburg.

Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and mini bar.

The hotel has a sauna and fitness center.

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Imhofstraße 12, 86159

Ringhotel Alpenhof

Ringhotel Alpenhof©Ringhotel Alpenhof

The Ringhotel Alpenhof is located in the north area of Augsburg close to A8.

Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and mini bar.

The hotel has a sauna and swimming pool.

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Donauwörther Str. 233, 86154

Shopping Streets

Augsburg City Center Germany

The Annastrasse and Bürgermeister-Fischer-Strasse shopping district is a pedestrian area full of shops and restaurants.

There are many department stores and small shops.

Maximilianstrasse has many charming boutiques and wine shops surrounded by architectural wonders of the Renaissance and Baroque styles.

Malls and Department Stores

Karstadt

Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.

Bürgermeister-Fischer-Straße 6-10, 86150

City Galerie Mall

The City Galerie Mall is located on Willy-Brandt Square.

Brands: Zara, New Yorker, Only.

Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 86153

Plan your Trip

Augsburg has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Munich, Bamberg, Stuttgart, Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Distances

Munich – 57 km

Bamberg– 233 km

Stuttgart – 164 km

Rothenburg ob der Tauber – 186 km

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