The city of Augsburg

History of the city of Augsburg

History of the city of Augsburg   by Christian Schaller Antiquity and the Middle Ages: From Roman Provincial Capital to Medieval Imperial CitySince ancient times, the foothills of the Alps have been considered an important crossroads for numerous supra-regional...

The Mercury Fountain and the Hercules Fountain

Augsburg war im Mittelalter zu einer der bedeutenden Städte des Heiligen Römischen Reiches herangewachsen und wurde 1276 zur Freien Reichsstadt erhoben. Als wichtigster Umschlagsplatz Süddeutschlands erhielt die Siedlung durch die Reichstage vor allem zwischen 1500 und 1582 In the Middle Ages, Augsburg had grown into one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire and was elevated to the status of Free Imperial City in 1276. As the most important trading centre in southern Germany, the settlement also gained political weight through the Imperial Diet, especially between 1500 and 1582 …auch ein politisches Gewicht …

Augusta Vindelicum – Augsburg in the Roman period

Augusta Vindelicum     by Christian Schaller Augusta Vindelicum – Augsburg in the Roman period The Bavarian-Swabian Augsburg is - next to places like Trier, Kempten or Worms - one of the oldest cities in Germany. A legion camp on the Wertach river in the...

The Fuggerei in Augsburg

The Fuggerei in Augsburg   by Christian Schaller The Fuggerei in Augsburg is the oldest social settlement in the world that is continuously in use. It was built between 1514 and 1523 by order of the brothers Ulrich, Georg and above all Jakob Fugger (the rich)...
The Fuggerei in Augsburg

The Fuggerei in Augsburg

The Fuggerei in Augsburg   by Christian Schaller The Fuggerei in Augsburg is the oldest social settlement in the...

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