Venerable Augsburg was settled in 15BC; along with remnants of the ancient city wall, you can see numerous antiquities in the Römisches Museum. But even more than its status as one of the few Roman settlements in Germany, Augsburg’s glory comes from its days as a center of trade and finance which determined its current appearance. From the Gothic Catholic cathedral via the enormous Renaissance Rathaus to the Rococo palaces of the city’s more prosperous citizens, Augsburg’s self-confidence is etched in stone.

Starting at Rathausplatz, the site of a lively Christmas market, many of the city’s must-see sites can be viewed on a stroll up Maximilianstrasse. But do venture further afield to discover the Fuggerei, a “city-within-a-city” dating back to the 16th century, a progressive welfare project which continues its good deeds to this day. Afterwards, visit the house of writer Bertolt Brecht, chronicler of the doomed Weimar Republic.

Practical Info

Augsburg is little more than half an hour away from Munich by train, making it the perfect day trip destination. It is also an important stop on the “Romantic Road” which links many of southern Germany’s most interesting historic sites.

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Romantic Germany: 7-Day Tour from Frankfurt to Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle and Heidelberg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore the romantic side of Germany on this 7-day tour from Frankfurt. See some of Germany's historical and scenic treasures along the Romantic Road, ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

From USD $1,629.91

4-Day Tour from Frankfurt to Munich: Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Augsburg, Neuschwanstein Castle

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy the scenic landscape and picturesque towns along Germany’s Romantic Road on a four-day independent coach tour from Frankfurt to Munich. You'll experience ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

From USD $653.33

5-Day Trip from Frankfurt to Munich: Rothenburg, Augsburg, Zugspitze

Take the scenic route from Frankfurt to Munich on a five-day independent coach tour along the Romantic Road! Enjoy relaxing drives through countryside and ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $735.16

4-Day Tour from Munich to Frankfurt: Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Augsburg, Neuschwanstein Castle

Enjoy the scenic landscape and picturesque towns along Germany’s Romantic Road on a four-day independent coach tour from Munich to Frankfurt. You'll visit the ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

From USD $673.79

5-Day Tour from Munich to Frankfurt: Rothenburg, Augsburg, Zugspitze

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Take the scenic route from Munich to Frankfurt on a five-day independent coach tour along the Romantic Road! Enjoy relaxing drives through the countryside and ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

From USD $735.16

Three Day Munich to Frankfurt - Romantic Road, Heidelberg, Rothenburg

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Travel along the picturesque Romantic Road and reach quaint little towns such as Augsburg, Nordlingen and Dinkelsbuhl, with their high gabled houses and ...  Read more

Location: Munich, concludes Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $530.57

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