Third largest city in Bavaria with about 290,000 inhabitants.
University and advanced technical colleges, fair and convention city, environmental competence center and seat of the bavarian state department for environmental care, seat of the chamber of industry and commerce for Augsburg and Swabia, seat of the chamber of handicrafts Augsburg, centre of the Augsburg diocese.
Regional airport with charter air traffic, tight train schedule, intersection of the "Europe-busline", Autobahn A 8, pearl of the "Romantic Road", gateway to the Alps.
Founded by the Romans 15 BC., oldest city in Bavaria and second oldest German town. A Renaissance-city you must see. Famous Augsburg citizens: Jacob Fugger the Rich, Leopold Mozart (father of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart), Bert Brecht, Rudolf Diesel.
The Fuggerei (oldest social settlement in the world), the Augsburg puppet theatre with adjacent museum, Brecht and Mozart museum, Renaissance-city hall and Maximilianstraße, three magnificent fountains from the Renaissance era, cathedral and Ulrich´s churches, St.-Anna-church. Idyllic ramparts with towers. Schaezler-Palace. Lovely old town with canals of the river Lech. Zoo, Botanical gardens, olympic canoe slalom track, State Museum of Textiles and Textile Industry (tim).