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Around Augsburg


The City of Augsburg is located in southern Germany in the free state of Bavaria. Augsburg is the third largest city in Bavaria behind Munich and Nuremberg.

With more than 2,000 years of history, Augsburg is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Some of the most famous sites to visit in the city include the Fuggerei, the Augsburg “Unser liebe Frau” (Our Dear Lady) Cathedral, the Augsburg Town Hall, the synagogue, the Perlach Tower and the historic downtown.

The current population of Augsburg is 293,415. More than 20,000 of the city’s inhabitants are students at the University of Augsburg The average annual temperature is 8.4°C and the average annual precipitation is 850 mm/m2. The city of Augsburg measures 147 km2 in size. Only 36% of the city’s surface area is used for housing and transportation and nearly 24% is forest! And that’s something you’ll notice when you’re in the city. There are several parks throughout the city and then there is the huge Siebentischwald wooded area. There you can enjoy a walk, a jog or a bike ride.

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Augsburg’s economy is marked by large industries (e.g. MAN, KUKA, manroland, Renk, Osram) and historic companies (e.g. Brauhaus Riegele, Fugger Privatbank). Augsburg’s football team, known as FCA, and its ice hockey team, known as AEV, are well known beyond the city limits.

You can find more interesting information on the city of Augsburg as well as information about events in the city on the following pages.