More than 2,000 years of history, going right back to the Romans, have left their mark on Augsburg. The city’s “golden age” was during the Renaissance and in the 15th century the Fugger merchant family launched their worldwide enterprise from here. Walk around the city and discover the highlights, for example the Mozart House, the birthplace of Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang Amadeus. To celebrate the parity between Protestantism and Catholicism established by the Peace of Augsburg in 1555, the city’s Protestants inaugurated the Augsburg High Peace Festival. Even today Augsburg enjoys one more public holiday then elsewhere in Germany (8 August) and this is marked by intercultural events.
Augsburg offers plenty for families to enjoy such as the popular fairytale tent and the sensory trail in the botanical gardens.