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'''Augsburg'''[http://www.augsburg.de/Seiten/augsburg_e/index_e/index_e.shtml] is a lovely city of about 266,000 people in the German ''Bundesland'' (Federal State) of [[Bavaria]] (German: ''Bayern'').
 
'''Augsburg'''[http://www.augsburg.de/Seiten/augsburg_e/index_e/index_e.shtml] is a lovely city of about 266,000 people in the German ''Bundesland'' (Federal State) of [[Bavaria]] (German: ''Bayern'').
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==Understand==
 
[[Image:rathause_augsburg_thumb.jpg|frame|right|''Rathaus'' (City Hall); Oldest secular Renaissance building north of the Alps]]
 
[[Image:rathause_augsburg_thumb.jpg|frame|right|''Rathaus'' (City Hall); Oldest secular Renaissance building north of the Alps]]
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
Augsburg is most easily reached via '''bus''' or '''private transfer''' from [[Munich]] Airport (German: ''München'' Flughafen).  Low-budged travellers may prefer to reach Augsburg via '''bus''' from [[Memmingen]] Airport.  
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Augsburg is most easily reached via '''bus''' or '''private transfer''' from [[Munich]] Airport (German: ''München'' Flughafen).   
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===Bus===
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Low-budged travellers may prefer to reach Augsburg via '''bus''' from [[Memmingen]] Airport.  
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===Private Transport===
 
A private transfer service (like Supershuttle in the U.S.) is also a good alternative. Costs are about €25 per person per way. The main advantage is they pick you up at the time you want and drop you off in the augsburg area where you want. [http://www.bavaria-schoenegger.de]
 
A private transfer service (like Supershuttle in the U.S.) is also a good alternative. Costs are about €25 per person per way. The main advantage is they pick you up at the time you want and drop you off in the augsburg area where you want. [http://www.bavaria-schoenegger.de]
*'''Train'''
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If you arrive in Munich at the airport then you will need to take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 to the ''Hauptbahnhof'' (main train station), a 45 min ride, before you can catch a train bound for Augsburg.   
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===Train===
At least once per hour a ''Regional Bahn'' train leaves from Munich's ''Hauptbahnhof'' (Main Train Station) towards Augsburg. The ride last about 50 min.  Plan at least 2 h in total from Munich Airport to Augsburg (as you can see taking a bus or private transfer will be much faster). It is best to purchase a ''Bayern-Ticket'' (Bavaria Ticket) from one of the ticket machines located in the train station.  A ''Bayern-Ticket'' allows one (along with up to four other friends) to travel within Bavaria using all '''regional trains''' (no InterCity Express) and city transportations (trams, buses, etc.) from the time of purchase until 3 a.m. the following day.  The ''Bayern-Ticket'' costs €29 when purchased from the ticket machines and €31 when bought from the counter.
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If you arrive in Munich at the airport then you will need to take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 to the ''Hauptbahnhof'' (main train station), a 45 min ride, before you can catch a train bound for Augsburg.  You can also take the S8 to "Munich Pasing" station, and change there onto a German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) train to Augsburg.   
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At least once per hour a ''Regional Bahn'' train leaves from Munich's ''Hauptbahnhof'' (Main Train Station) or Munich Pasing towards Augsburg. The ride from Munich Central Station lasts about 50 min.  From Munich Pasing, the ride is shorter (although it takes longer to get to Pasing from the airport) - about 20-25 minutes depending on number of stops the train makes.  Plan at least 2 h in total from Munich Airport to Augsburg (as you can see taking a bus or private transfer will be much faster). It is best to purchase a ''Bayern-Ticket'' (Bavaria Ticket) from one of the ticket machines located in the train station.  A ''Bayern-Ticket'' allows one (along with up to four other friends) to travel within Bavaria using all '''regional trains''' (no InterCity Express) and city transportations (trams, buses, etc.) from the time of purchase until 3 a.m. the following day.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
*'''Public transportation'''
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===Public transportation===
Augsburg has a small but efficient transportation system [http://www.avv-augsburg.de/] with four main Tram (German: ''Straßenbahn'') lines and several buslines which cover the whole urban and suburban areas.  These lines run Monday through Sunday from around 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.  On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, a night bus runs from midnight to 3 a.m.
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Augsburg has a small but efficient transportation system [http://www.avv-augsburg.de/] with five main Tram (German: ''Straßenbahn'') lines and several buslines which cover the whole urban and suburban areas.  These lines run Monday through Sunday from around 5 a.m. to midnight.  On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, a night bus runs from midnight to 3 a.m.
  
If you purchase a ''Bayern-Ticket'' (Bavaria Ticket), you will be covered during your stay in Augsburg and will not be required to purchase additional tickets for using the Augsburg transportation system.  However, if you did not purchase a ''Bayern-Ticket'' then you '''must''' purchase a ticket and stamp it '''each''' time you enter a streetcar or bus.  Riding without a ticket (German: ''schwarzfahren'', "black driving") will get you a €40 fee and a visit with the police.
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If you purchase a ''Bayern-Ticket'' (Bavaria Ticket), you will be covered during your stay in Augsburg and will not be required to purchase additional tickets for using the Augsburg transportation system.  However, if you did not purchase a ''Bayern-Ticket'' then you '''must''' purchase a ticket and stamp it '''each''' time you enter a streetcar or bus.  Riding without a ticket (German: ''schwarzfahren'', "black driving") will get you a €60 fee and a visit with the police.
  
 
You can also buy a 24 h ticket, a single ticket, or a family ticket.
 
You can also buy a 24 h ticket, a single ticket, or a family ticket.
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valid Monday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day, Monday and Friday, from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m if you book online for €22, at the ticket machine or at the Reisezentrum (Travel Centre) for €24.
 
valid Monday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day, Monday and Friday, from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m if you book online for €22, at the ticket machine or at the Reisezentrum (Travel Centre) for €24.
  
*'''Bike rental'''
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===Bike rental===
 
Since Augsburg's topography is not that easy to get, but actually everything is quite near together, it is a great idea to explore this little city by bike. That way you'll have a little more time to get lost and then find out where you are again, instead of waiting for buses or walking around.
 
Since Augsburg's topography is not that easy to get, but actually everything is quite near together, it is a great idea to explore this little city by bike. That way you'll have a little more time to get lost and then find out where you are again, instead of waiting for buses or walking around.
  
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==See==
 
==See==
'''Bertolt Brecht Haus'''
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* '''Bertolt Brecht Haus'''- The birth place of the writer. ''Auf dem Rain 7''
The birth place of the writer.
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''Auf dem Rain 7''
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'''Fuggerei''' The Fuggerei is the world's oldest welfare housing and dates back to 1516. 160 people still live in this complex. The rent of an apartment today is only one euro.
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* '''Fuggerei''' The Fuggerei is the world's oldest welfare housing and dates back to 1516. 160 people still live in this complex. The rent of an apartment today is only one euro.
  
'''Fugger Stadtpalast'''
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* '''Fugger Stadtpalast'''- This 16th century renaissance building is the former residence of Jakob Fugger. ''Maximilianstraße 36 - 38 ''
This 16th century renaissance building is the former residence of Jakob Fugger.
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''Maximilianstraße 36 - 38 ''
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'''Maximilianmuseum'''
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* '''[http://www.kunstsammlungen-museen.augsburg.de Maximilianmuseum]'''- Displays verious topics connected with Augsburg. ''Fuggerplatz 1''
Displays verious topics connected with Augsburg.
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''Fuggerplatz 1''
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http://www.kunstsammlungen-museen.augsburg.de
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'''Rathaus'''
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* '''Rathaus'''- City hall built in the 17th century by Elias Holl.
City hall built in the 17th century by Elias Holl.
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* '''[http://www.kunstsammlungen-museen.augsburg.de Römisches Museum]'''- Museum containing roman founds from in and around Augsburg. It is situated in the 16th century church St. Magdalena. ''Dominikanergasse 15''
  
'''Römisches Museum'''
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* '''[http://www.kunstsammlungen-museen.augsburg.de Schaetzlerpalais]'''- Displays art from baroque and rococo eras. ''Maximilianstraße 46''
Museum containing roman founds from in and around Augsburg.
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It is situated in the 16th century church St. Magdalena.
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''Dominikanergasse 15''
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http://www.kunstsammlungen-museen.augsburg.de
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'''Schaetzlerpalais'''
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* '''Augsburg Zoo'''- Old zoo of medium size.
Displays art from baroque and rococo eras.
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''Maximilianstraße 46''
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http://www.kunstsammlungen-museen.augsburg.de
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'''Augsburg Zoo'''
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* '''Mozarthaus'''- Leopold Mozart's birthplace. Now this house hosts an interesting museum which is dedicated to Leopold Mozart and his son Wolfgang A Mozart.
Old zoo of medium size.
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'''Mozarthaus'''
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Leopold Mozart's birthplace. Now this house hosts an interesting museum which is dedicated to Leopold Mozart and his son Wolfgang A Mozart.
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==Do==
 
==Do==
 
*'''Augsburger Puppenkiste''' Modern and classic fairy tales are played at the Augsburger Puppenkiste . The stars on strings are so endearing and the sets so elaborate that even non-German speakers (and non-kids) will enjoy a show. It's often sold out; make advance reservations or check with the tourist office for remaining tickets.
 
*'''Augsburger Puppenkiste''' Modern and classic fairy tales are played at the Augsburger Puppenkiste . The stars on strings are so endearing and the sets so elaborate that even non-German speakers (and non-kids) will enjoy a show. It's often sold out; make advance reservations or check with the tourist office for remaining tickets.
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*<do name="Free Walking Tour (Augsburg)" alt="" address="Rathausplatz" directions="Meet at 11am, every day from 1st April - 31st October" phone="" url="http://jeanrichardtour.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Interesting and insightful walking tour organised by students of the university. Visit popular sites of interests as well as lesser known areas that only local Augsburgers know of. The students ask for tips after the two hour tour. Runs every day at 11am. No bookings required. Simply turn up. Highly recommended!</do>
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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===Budget===
 
===Budget===
*'''Asia-Imbiß Ginseng‎''' Fresh Asian Food for little money. Friendly stuff. (Karlstraße 5, 86150 Augsburg)
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*'''Asia-Imbiß Ginseng‎''' Fresh Asian Food for little money. Friendly staff. (Karlstraße 5, 86150 Augsburg)
*'''Arkadas Döner''' Most popular doner kebab & other turkish food in the middle of the city - most young people say you get the city's best doner kebab there. Good for a snack at night when visiting the bars in Maximilianstraße, since it is the only fast food shop which is open in the night! (Maximilianstraße 64, 86150 Augsburg)
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*'''Arkadas Döner''' Most popular doner kebab & other Turkish food in the middle of the city - most young people say you get the city's best doner kebab there. Good for a snack at night when visiting the bars in Maximilianstraße, since it is the only fast food shop which is open in the night! (Maximilianstraße 64, 86150 Augsburg)
 
*'''Fastwok''' Very cheap, clean and friendly chinese fastfood - looks like a McDonalds but offers chinese foods instead of burgers. Located in the middle of the university district. (Hermann-Köhl-Str. 28, 86159 Augsburg)
 
*'''Fastwok''' Very cheap, clean and friendly chinese fastfood - looks like a McDonalds but offers chinese foods instead of burgers. Located in the middle of the university district. (Hermann-Köhl-Str. 28, 86159 Augsburg)
 
*'''Razz Fazz Finger food''' Falafel and Samosas lovingly made from fresh ingredients. The food is take-away. Healthiest (and filling) vegetarian fast food in all the city for a cheap price. (Moritzplatz, at the tram stop).
 
*'''Razz Fazz Finger food''' Falafel and Samosas lovingly made from fresh ingredients. The food is take-away. Healthiest (and filling) vegetarian fast food in all the city for a cheap price. (Moritzplatz, at the tram stop).
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===Splurge===
 
===Splurge===
 
*'''Maximilian's - Steigenberger Drei Mohren''' Being part of the luxury hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren, the Restaurant Maximilian's offers all kinds of expensive (but not excessively expensive) food.
 
*'''Maximilian's - Steigenberger Drei Mohren''' Being part of the luxury hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren, the Restaurant Maximilian's offers all kinds of expensive (but not excessively expensive) food.
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*'''John Benton''' John Benton is a steak restaurant with multiple locations throughout Germany. The steaks receive consistently positive reviews. The baked potato and sour creme is a specialty of John Benton and the ribs come with a home made bbq sauce meant to represent a classic American bbq sauce. Karolinenstraße 8, 86150 Augsburg, Germany
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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*'''Beer gardens'''
 
*'''Beer gardens'''
Beer gardens: In Augsburg there are several beer gardens, and although they are smaller and may lack some facilities like a children's playground, what is written in the Munich travel guide about beer gardens also applies to Augsburg's beer gardens ([[Munich#Beer_gardens_and_beer_halls|Link to Beer gardens and beer halls in Munich travelguide]])
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Beer gardens: In Augsburg there are several beer gardens, and although they are smaller and may lack some facilities like a children's playground, what is written in the Munich travel guide about beer gardens also applies to Augsburg's beer gardens.
  
 
*'''Gay scene'''
 
*'''Gay scene'''
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
===Budget===
 
===Budget===
Augsburg has some cheap places to stay. One is the Jugendherberge the other is a private hostel called Übernacht Hostel (http://www.uebernacht-hostel.de). The Jugendherberge (http://www.jugendherberge.de/jh/bayern/augsburg/index.shtml.de) is a little Outside of the city center (5 Minutes walk to the town center). The Übernacht Hostel is near the town hall.
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Augsburg has some cheap places to stay. One is the Jugendherberge the other is a private hostel called [http://www.uebernacht-hostel.de Übernacht Hostel]. The [http://www.jugendherberge.de/jh/bayern/augsburg/index.shtml.de Jugendherberge] is a little Outside of the city center (5 Minutes walk to the town center). The Übernacht Hostel is near the town hall.
  
 
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==Stay Safe==
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Latest revision as of 13:57, 29 June 2016

Augsburg[1] is a lovely city of about 266,000 people in the German Bundesland (Federal State) of Bavaria (German: Bayern).

Understand[edit]

Rathaus (City Hall); Oldest secular Renaissance building north of the Alps

Get in[edit]

Augsburg is most easily reached via bus or private transfer from Munich Airport (German: München Flughafen).

Bus[edit]

Low-budged travellers may prefer to reach Augsburg via bus from Memmingen Airport.

Private Transport[edit]

A private transfer service (like Supershuttle in the U.S.) is also a good alternative. Costs are about €25 per person per way. The main advantage is they pick you up at the time you want and drop you off in the augsburg area where you want. [2]

Train[edit]

If you arrive in Munich at the airport then you will need to take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 to the Hauptbahnhof (main train station), a 45 min ride, before you can catch a train bound for Augsburg. You can also take the S8 to "Munich Pasing" station, and change there onto a German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) train to Augsburg. At least once per hour a Regional Bahn train leaves from Munich's Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) or Munich Pasing towards Augsburg. The ride from Munich Central Station lasts about 50 min. From Munich Pasing, the ride is shorter (although it takes longer to get to Pasing from the airport) - about 20-25 minutes depending on number of stops the train makes. Plan at least 2 h in total from Munich Airport to Augsburg (as you can see taking a bus or private transfer will be much faster). It is best to purchase a Bayern-Ticket (Bavaria Ticket) from one of the ticket machines located in the train station. A Bayern-Ticket allows one (along with up to four other friends) to travel within Bavaria using all regional trains (no InterCity Express) and city transportations (trams, buses, etc.) from the time of purchase until 3 a.m. the following day.

Get around[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

Augsburg has a small but efficient transportation system [3] with five main Tram (German: Straßenbahn) lines and several buslines which cover the whole urban and suburban areas. These lines run Monday through Sunday from around 5 a.m. to midnight. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, a night bus runs from midnight to 3 a.m.

If you purchase a Bayern-Ticket (Bavaria Ticket), you will be covered during your stay in Augsburg and will not be required to purchase additional tickets for using the Augsburg transportation system. However, if you did not purchase a Bayern-Ticket then you must purchase a ticket and stamp it each time you enter a streetcar or bus. Riding without a ticket (German: schwarzfahren, "black driving") will get you a €60 fee and a visit with the police.

You can also buy a 24 h ticket, a single ticket, or a family ticket.

The Bayern Ticket is only valid after 9AM (Weekdays) to the airport from Augsburg Hbf if you are traveling to the airport. Also, if traveling from Munich Airport to Augsburg, it may be possible to use a Bayern-Ticket Nacht (Bavaria Night Ticket), is valid Monday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day, Monday and Friday, from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m if you book online for €22, at the ticket machine or at the Reisezentrum (Travel Centre) for €24.

Bike rental[edit]

Since Augsburg's topography is not that easy to get, but actually everything is quite near together, it is a great idea to explore this little city by bike. That way you'll have a little more time to get lost and then find out where you are again, instead of waiting for buses or walking around.

Also, a bike can be used for a little trip into Augsburg's Siebentischwald, a big forest and recreational area with many trails going through it, which reaches almost into the inner parts of the city. Augsburg's Zoo is also located on the edge of Siebentischwald, and thus can be visited easily by bike.

Bikes can be rented on several bus stations from the "Stadtwerke", and at some bike stores in Augsburg: Zweirad Bäuml, Jakoberstr. 70, Augsburg; UNI - RAD, Salomon-Idler-Str. 26, 86159 Augsburg; GEPE Sportgeräteverleih UG, Reisingerstr. 27, 86159 Augsburg

See[edit][add listing]

  • Bertolt Brecht Haus- The birth place of the writer. Auf dem Rain 7
  • Fuggerei The Fuggerei is the world's oldest welfare housing and dates back to 1516. 160 people still live in this complex. The rent of an apartment today is only one euro.
  • Fugger Stadtpalast- This 16th century renaissance building is the former residence of Jakob Fugger. Maximilianstraße 36 - 38
  • Maximilianmuseum- Displays verious topics connected with Augsburg. Fuggerplatz 1
  • Rathaus- City hall built in the 17th century by Elias Holl.
  • Römisches Museum- Museum containing roman founds from in and around Augsburg. It is situated in the 16th century church St. Magdalena. Dominikanergasse 15
  • Schaetzlerpalais- Displays art from baroque and rococo eras. Maximilianstraße 46
  • Augsburg Zoo- Old zoo of medium size.
  • Mozarthaus- Leopold Mozart's birthplace. Now this house hosts an interesting museum which is dedicated to Leopold Mozart and his son Wolfgang A Mozart.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Augsburger Puppenkiste Modern and classic fairy tales are played at the Augsburger Puppenkiste . The stars on strings are so endearing and the sets so elaborate that even non-German speakers (and non-kids) will enjoy a show. It's often sold out; make advance reservations or check with the tourist office for remaining tickets.
  • Free Walking Tour (Augsburg), Rathausplatz (Meet at 11am, every day from 1st April - 31st October), [4]. Interesting and insightful walking tour organised by students of the university. Visit popular sites of interests as well as lesser known areas that only local Augsburgers know of. The students ask for tips after the two hour tour. Runs every day at 11am. No bookings required. Simply turn up. Highly recommended!  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

Augsburg is a lively University town, a city for business and recreation. Enjoy the benefits like traditional pubs, theatre, museums and lots of shopping facilities. You find many shops in the pedestrian zone, but don´t miss to go downhill to the "Altstadt" with its fancy shops! There is also a mall called "City Galerie", common brands, big stores, but in the weekend it is a noisy place. Regarding souvenirs go to the Rathausplatz, find Augsburg-umbrellas and Brecht-T-shirts. The local brewery Thorbräu sells giftboxes with 6 different types of beer!

Eat[edit][add listing]

Augsburg is famous for its plum cake called Zwetschgendatschi.

Budget[edit]

  • Asia-Imbiß Ginseng‎ Fresh Asian Food for little money. Friendly staff. (Karlstraße 5, 86150 Augsburg)
  • Arkadas Döner Most popular doner kebab & other Turkish food in the middle of the city - most young people say you get the city's best doner kebab there. Good for a snack at night when visiting the bars in Maximilianstraße, since it is the only fast food shop which is open in the night! (Maximilianstraße 64, 86150 Augsburg)
  • Fastwok Very cheap, clean and friendly chinese fastfood - looks like a McDonalds but offers chinese foods instead of burgers. Located in the middle of the university district. (Hermann-Köhl-Str. 28, 86159 Augsburg)
  • Razz Fazz Finger food Falafel and Samosas lovingly made from fresh ingredients. The food is take-away. Healthiest (and filling) vegetarian fast food in all the city for a cheap price. (Moritzplatz, at the tram stop).
  • Cosmos Heart Cafe Small, bright and cozy cafe with teas, coffee, and light vegetarian food like sandwiches, bagels and homemade cake. At midday lunch is served. The staff are very friendly and bilingual. Quiet and intimate. (Traunerpassage Augsburg -- between Steingasse and Karolinenstrasse, near Rathaus Platz)

The Stadtmarkt or city market, enter from Fuggerstrasse or Annastrasse, has fresh fruits or vegetables as well as the Fleischhalle and Viktualienhalle, which have various budget options available, including typical Bavarian, Greek, Thai, sushi and more. A standard for the locals.

Mid range[edit]

  • Joe Peña's Mexican restaurant with really good food, beer garden and nice atmosphere. (Müllerstraße 19, 86153 Augsburg near bus stop Stephingerberg)
  • Vapiano Fast food italian restaurant, new franchise which is opening shops all around Germany. Nice but not really cheap. The food is basically different kinds of salads, pasta and pizza. Located near the Theatre and the pedestrian precinct. (Fuggerstr. 20, 86150 Augsburg)
  • Cafe Il Gabbiano Upper mid-range italian cafe & restaurant, good food for fair prices, great atmosphere; in the middle of the "Altstadt" (historic district) (Predigerberg 20, 86150 Augsburg)
  • Thing Bavarian "Biergarten" (although not a REAL one, since in a REAL Biergarten it's usual to bring your own food and only buy the beverages there) - good german food, nice atmosphere, in the middle of the "Altstadt" (historic district) and also 5 minutes by foot away from the City Galerie (Vorderer Lech 45, 86150 Augsburg)
  • Charlie Bräu Very atmospheric, the restaurant area is inside an old beer brewery. The food is good, Swabian cuisine. They serve really good home-brewed beer. (Ulmer Straße 43, near Oberhausen train station)

Splurge[edit]

  • Maximilian's - Steigenberger Drei Mohren Being part of the luxury hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren, the Restaurant Maximilian's offers all kinds of expensive (but not excessively expensive) food.
  • John Benton John Benton is a steak restaurant with multiple locations throughout Germany. The steaks receive consistently positive reviews. The baked potato and sour creme is a specialty of John Benton and the ribs come with a home made bbq sauce meant to represent a classic American bbq sauce. Karolinenstraße 8, 86150 Augsburg, Germany

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Clubs/Bars

A good part of Augsburg's night life takes place in Maximilianstraße and the historic district right beneath the Maximilianstraße. There is great diversity in the type of clubs/bars, ranging from disco to student bars. It is a great idea to go see more than one place and find out which is the most comforting to you.

  • Beim Weissen Lamm, Ludwigstr. 23 (Near the Theater), [5]. Cafe by day,pub and sometimes even a club by night. Living-room atmosphere with retro mis-matched chairs and sofas salvaged from somewhere. Red walls and wallpaper. Nice music, good drinks. On the opposite side of the street is the disco & club Schwarzes Schaf.  edit
  • Beer gardens

Beer gardens: In Augsburg there are several beer gardens, and although they are smaller and may lack some facilities like a children's playground, what is written in the Munich travel guide about beer gardens also applies to Augsburg's beer gardens.

  • Gay scene

Gay scene: Augsburg has a fairly small gay scene, but there is one gay bar in particular, the Fegefeuer, which is about 5-10 minutes by foot from the city hall/Maximilianstraße (Ludwigstr. 34, 86152 Augsburg)

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

Augsburg has some cheap places to stay. One is the Jugendherberge the other is a private hostel called Übernacht Hostel. The Jugendherberge is a little Outside of the city center (5 Minutes walk to the town center). The Übernacht Hostel is near the town hall.

Stay Safe[edit]

Augsburg is a very safe city, maybe nearly as safe as Munich. Virtually all crimes are domestic violence, drug abuse or drunk people getting in a fight at a bar, so no dangers for tourists, except if you get drunk and then get into a fight. There is a drug scene in Augsburg, which has been a little more spread over the city after the police wiped them out of the Königsplatz. However, if you are not behaving very stupid (showing off as a tourist & having an easy pickable wallet or alike), you will not be bothered. Augsburg also tends to be pretty safe at night. Don't be afraid of using the small and poorly lighted streets in the historic district, since this is one of the best areas in the city!

Get out[edit]

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