THE AUGSBURG TOWN CLERK
Christian Schaller studied history and art and cultural history at the University of Augsburg and writes here about the city of Augsburg.
As the “Augsburg City Writer”, Christian Schaller, M.A., wants to document and present the multi-layered cultural heritage of his hometown in all its facets and across all eras and districts.
More than a quarter of the city’s area is a nature reserve and landscape conservation area.
The city was founded in 15 BC during the reign of Emperor Augustus.
Augsburg has more bridges than Venice – 530 of them!
Augsburg’s city limits measure 89.9 km.
As early as 1792, Zwetschgendatschi is listed as an Augsburg cake.
As of today, Augsburg has 295,135 inhabitants.
Be sure to visit!
The oldest existing social settlement in the world, founded by Jakob Fugger “the Rich” in 1521.
The State Hall in Augsburg City Hall is one of the most important cultural monuments of the late Renaissance in Germany.
The Schaezlerpalais is located at the Herkulesbrunnen and houses municipal and state art collections.
St. Anna / Fugger Chapel
The Fugger Chapel in the west choir of St. Anne’s Church was the first Renaissance building in Germany.
The latest articles
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...
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 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...