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Augsburg, the region and the year 2014

Augsburg, the third largest city in Bavaria, was founded by the Romans and is one of the oldest cities in Germany. This city, located on the Romantic Road, offers numerous places of interest, the most well known being the Augsburger Puppenkiste marionette theatre, the Fuggerei social housing complex, the Renaissance City Hall and the Cathedral. Connected to the splendid history of Augsburg are the names Fugger and Welser, Mozart, Bertold Brecht and Rudolf Diesel. The Augsburg Confession is known around the world. Today, Augsburg is not just a popular destination for city and culture tourists but also a location for exhibitions and conventions as well as a university town. The green neighbours of this Bavarian-Swabian city are (in the direction of Munich) the Landkreis (administrative district) Aichach-Friedberg as well as (in the direction of Stuttgart) the Landkreis Augsburg.