The Augsburg Town Clerk

 

The city of Augsburg combines history, art and culture from over two millennia. Since 2019, the Swabian metropolis with its over 800-year-old water management system has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

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The Augsburg Town Clerk

 

 

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THE AUGSBURG TOWN CLERK

Christian Schaller

Christian Schaller studied history and art and cultural history at the University of Augsburg and writes here about the city of Augsburg.

As the “Augsburg City Writer”, Christian Schaller, M.A., wants to document and present the multi-layered cultural heritage of his hometown in all its facets and across all eras and districts.

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Augsburg

 

More than a quarter of the city’s area is a nature reserve and landscape conservation area.

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Augsburg

 

The city was founded in 15 BC during the reign of Emperor Augustus.

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Augsburg

 

Augsburg has more bridges than Venice – 530 of them!

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Augsburg

 

Augsburg’s city limits measure 89.9 km.

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Augsburg

 

As early as 1792, Zwetschgendatschi is listed as an Augsburg cake.

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Augsburg

As of today, Augsburg has 295,135 inhabitants.

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Augsburg Sightseeing

Fuggerei

The oldest existing social settlement in the world, founded by Jakob Fugger “the Rich” in 1521.

Golden Hall

The State Hall in Augsburg City Hall is one of the most important cultural monuments of the late Renaissance in Germany.

Schaezlerpalais

The Schaezlerpalais is located at the Herkulesbrunnen and houses municipal and state art collections.

St. Anna / Fugger Chapel

The Fugger Chapel in the west choir of St. Anne’s Church was the first Renaissance building in Germany.

The latest articles

History of Nuremberg

History of Nuremberg

More casually, when a document is issued on July 16, 1050, it is noted: “Actum Nuorenberc. Feliciter Amen”. The place Nuremberg is on record from that moment. The mentioned document confirms the release of a serf named Sigena.

The Fuggerei

The Fuggerei

The Fuggerei in Augsburg is the oldest social settlement in the world in continuous use. It was built from 1514 to 1523 by order of the brothers Ulrich, Georg and especially Jakob Fugger (the rich) under the direction of the master builder Thomas Krebs.

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