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
Do you know the composer Johanna Müller-Hermann? No? This is not very surprising at present, but during her lifetime it was different, and this article is intended to arouse curiosity about her music.
On 19 March 1930, the daily newspaper “Wiener Journal” announced that a work by “Johann Fr. Müller-Hermann” would be premiered that evening at the fourth regular social concert of the “Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde”. A first indication that female composers were a bit suspect.
Emilie Mayer by Ute-Gabriela Schneppat Emilie Mayer by Ute-Gabriela SchneppatEmilie Mayer(* 14 May 1812 in Friedland; † 10 April 1883 in Berlin) Emilie Mayer is probably the first professional female composer. In contemporary reviews she was celebrated as a...
Misia – Muse, Mäzenin und Model von Anja Weinberger Misia - muse, patron and model by Anja WeinbergerI first came across the name Misia Sert when I was looking for a topic for my diploma thesis. The course of study...