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Augsburg: Walking Tour with Fuggerei and Golden Hall Entry

1. Augsburg: Walking Tour with Fuggerei and Golden Hall Entry

Explore Augsburg's rich history on a guided walking tour of its main attractions. Visit the Golden Hall in the town hall and the Fuggerei — the world's oldest social settlement — and stop by many UNESO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the city's famous personalities, including Mozart and Brecht. Stroll through the city center and the charming streets of the old town. Pass by several UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Lech canals and magnificent fountains, including the ornate 16th-century Augustus Fountain. Explore the city and the traces of its famous personalities, such as the Fugger family — a German upper bourgeois family that was historically a prominent group of European bankers – as well as Mozart, whose father was born in Augsburg, and Brecht.

Augsburg: The Jakob Fugger Story Audio Guide

2. Augsburg: The Jakob Fugger Story Audio Guide

Dive into Augsburg’s Middle Ages through the eyes of Jakob Fugger the Rich. Stroll through the hometown of the famous merchant, mining entrepreneur, and banker. Jakob built his fortune in just a few years, leaving behind assets worth $300 billion today, making him one of the richest men to ever live. Follow Jakob's history through Augsburg's old town. Visit St. Anne’s Church, where you can see the Fugger’s crypt. Next, head to the family’s first company headquarters where the “Golden Scriptorium” was once located, before admiring one of the most famous Fugger buildings, their City Palace. Continue to Königsplatz, where one of the old city gates once stood, and explore the townhall square Rathausplatz, and Jakob's birthplace. Along the way, hear about how the Fuggers made their money, the family’s connection to royalty, and how the women were every bit as savvy when it came to business. Feel free to start, pause, or restart at any time and complete your visit at your own pace. If your travel plans change, you can use the audio guide at any date of your choice or use the virtual in-app option for an at-home experience.

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What people are saying about Augsburg

Went on August 9th, 2022 with a very knowledgeable, sensitive and committed guide Peter Kraus. A very great experience. He brought Augsburg's history closer to us in a way we haven't experienced in a long time. We'll be back and will definitely do the Augsburg Unesco World Heritage Tour. If possible with Peter!

The hardest part was choosing from the various tours and activities offered by the city of Augsburg. Booking and voucher worked smoothly via GetYourGuide. The guided tour of the Golden Hall and Fuggerei is definitely recommended.

Get great impressions. Augsburg is very, very beautiful. The leadership was great. Unfortunately too many registrations.

Was a very informative tour, was a lot of fun. You really noticed a lot of things.

Informative, interesting, fabulous knowledge shared in a personal way.