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A hotel in Augsburg is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Augsburg hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Augsburg are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Augsburg hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Augsburg hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Augsburg have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

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An upscale full service hotel facility in Augsburg that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Augsburg hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Boutique hotels of Augsburg are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Augsburg boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Augsburg may be classified as luxury hotels.

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Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Augsburg travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Augsburg focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

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Small to medium-sized Augsburg hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Augsburg traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Augsburg hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

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A bed and breakfast in Augsburg is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Augsburg bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Augsburg B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Augsburg
Augsburg hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Augsburg hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Augsburg
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Augsburg hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Augsburg lack an on-site restaurant.

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For other uses, see Augsburg (disambiguation).
View of Augsburg City Hall and other historical buildings in Augsburg
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Flag of Augsburg
Coat of arms of Augsburg
Coat of arms
Augsburg   is located in Germany
Coordinates:  / 48.367; 10.900  / 48.367; 10.900
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Swabia
District Urban district
• Lord Mayor Kurt Gribl (CSU)
• Total 146.84 km (56.70 sq mi)
Elevation 494 m (1,621 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)
• Total 286,374
• Density 2,000/km (5,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86150–86199
Dialling codes 0821
Vehicle registration A
Lord Mayor Kurt Gribl, 2010

Augsburg [German pronunciation: [ˈʔaʊ̯ksbʊʁk]] (Bavarian: Augschburg) is a city in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany. It was a Free Imperial City for over 500 years.

It is a university town and home of the Regierungsbezirk Schwaben and the Bezirk Schwaben. Augsburg is an urban district and home to the institutions of the Landkreis Augsburg. It is the third-largest city in Bavaria (after Munich and Nuremberg) with a population of 286,000 citizens. After Neuss and Trier, Augsburg is Germany's third oldest city, being founded by the Romans as Augusta Vindelicorum, named after the Roman emperor Augustus.

Augsburg is the only German city with its own legal holiday, the Augsburger Hohes Friedensfest, celebrated on August 8 of every year. This gives Augsburg more legal holidays than any other region or city in Germany.

Augsburg was the home of two patrician families that rose to great prominence internationally, replacing the Medicis as Europe's leading bankers, the Fugger and the Welser families.

Augsburg: Geography

Augsburg lies at the convergence of the Alpine rivers Lech and Wertach and on the Singold. The oldest part of the city and the southern quarters are on the northern foothills of a high terrace, which emerged between the steep rim of the hills of Friedberg in the east and the high hills of the west. In the south extends the Lechfeld, an Outwash plain of the post ice age between the rivers Lech and Wertach, where rare primeval landscapes were preserved. The Augsburg city forest and the Lech valley heaths today rank among the most species-rich middle European habitats.

On Augsburg borders the nature park Augsburg Western Woods - a large forestland. The city itself is also heavily greened. As a result, in 1997 Augsburg was the first German city to win the Europe-wide contest Entente Florale for Europe's greenest and most livable city.

Augsburg: Neighbouring municipalities

Augsburg is surrounded by the counties Landkreis Augsburg in the west and Aichach-Friedberg in the east.

The neighboring towns and cities are Friedberg, Königsbrunn, Stadtbergen, Neusäß, Gersthofen, Rehling, Affing, Kissing, Mering, Merching, Bobingen, Gessertshausen und Diedorf.

Augsburg: Climate

Augsburg has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

Climate data for Augsburg (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.3
Average low °C (°F) −3.9
Average rainfall mm (inches) 40.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 64.1 90.1 127.3 173.8 211.8 218.1 240.1 223.2 159.3 107.9 59.1 48.7 1,723.5
Source: Météoclimat

Augsburg: History

See also: Timeline of Augsburg

Augsburg: Early History

The city was founded in 15 BC by Drusus and Tiberius as Augusta Vindelicorum (Latin pronunciation: [awˈɡuːsta wɪndɛlɪˈkoːrʊ̃] English pronunciation of Latin: /ˈɡstə vɪnˈdɛlɪˌkrəm/), on the orders of their stepfather Emperor Augustus. The name means "Augusta of the Vindelici". This garrison camp soon became the capital of the Roman province of Raetia.

Early development was due to a 400-year affiliation with the Roman Empire, especially because of its excellent military, economic and geographic position at the convergence of the Alpine rivers Lech and Wertach, and with direct access to most important Alpine passes. Thus, Augsburg was the intersection of many important European east-west and north-south connections, which later evolved as major trade routes of the Middle Ages.

Territories of the Free Imperial City and the Prince-Bishopric of Augsburg

Around 120 AD Augsburg became the capital of the Roman province Raetia. Augsburg was sacked by the Huns in the 5th century AD, by Charlemagne in the 8th century, and by Welf of Bavaria in the 11th century, but arose each time to greater prosperity.

Augsburg: Augsburg Confession

Mixed Imperial City of Augsburg
Paritätische Reichsstadt Augsburg
Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire

Coat of arms of Augsburg before 1985

Capital Augsburg
Government Republic
Historical era Middle Ages
Bishopric established 4th century
Bishopric gained Imperial immediacy c. 888 1276
City gained immediacy 1276
Diet of Augsburg:
Confessio Augustana
Joined Schmalkadic League 1537
Peace of Augsburg 1555
Occupied by Sweden 1632–35 1803
Mediatised to Bavaria 1803
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Prince-Bishopric of Augsburg
Kingdom of Bavaria

Augsburg was granted the status of a Free Imperial City on March 9, 1276 and from then until 1803, it was independent of its former overlord, the Prince-Bishop of Augsburg. Frictions between the city-state and the prince-bishops were to remain frequent however, particularly after Augsburg became Protestant and curtailed the rights and freedoms of Catholics.

With a strategic location as intersection of trade routes to Italy, the Free Imperial City became a major trading center. Augsburg produced large quantities of woven goods, cloth and textiles. Augsburg became the base of two banking families that rose to great prominence, the Fuggers and the Welsers. The Fugger family donated the Fuggerei part of the city devoted to housing for needy citizens in 1516, which remains in use today.

Panorama of Augsburg, 1493
Perlach market place in 1550.

In 1530, the Augsburg Confession was presented to the Holy Roman Emperor at the Diet of Augsburg. Following the Peace of Augsburg in 1555, after which the rights of religious minorities in imperial cities were to be legally protected, a mixed Catholic–Protestant city council presided over a majority Protestant population; see Paritätische Reichsstadt.

Augsburg: Thirty Years' War

Religious peace in the city was largely maintained despite increasing Confessional tensions until the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). In 1629, Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II issued the Edict of Restitution, which restored the legal situation of 1552 and again curtailed the rights of the Protestant citizens. The inequality of the Edict of Restitution was rescinded when in April 1632, the Swedish army under Gustavus Adolphus captured Augsburg without resistance.

In 1634, the Swedish army was routed at nearby Nördlingen. By October 1634, Catholic troops had surrounded Augsburg. The Swedish garrison refused to surrender and a siege ensued through the winter of 1634/35 and thousands died from hunger and disease. According to J. N. Hays, "In the period of the Swedish occupation and the Imperial siege the population of the city was reduced from about 70,000 to about 16,000, with typhus and plague playing major roles."

Augsburg: Nine Years' War

In 1686, Emperor Leopold I formed the League of Augsburg, termed by the English as the "Grand Alliance" after England joined in 1689: a European coalition, consisting (at various times) of Austria, Bavaria, Brandenburg, England, the Holy Roman Empire, the Palatinate of the Rhine, Portugal, Savoy, Saxony, Spain, Sweden, and the United Provinces. It was formed to defend the Palatinate from France. This organization fought against France in the Nine Years War.

Augsburg's peak boom years occurred during the 15th and 16th centuries thanks to the bank and metal businesses of the merchant families Fugger and Welser, who held a local near total monopoly on their respective industries. Augsburg's wealth attracted artists seeking patrons and rapidly became a creative centre for famous painters, sculptors and musicians notably birthplace of : the Holbein painter family. In later centuries the city was the birthplace of the composer Leopold Mozart and the playwright Berthold Brecht. Rococo became so prevalent that it became known as “Augsburg style” throughout Germany.

Augsburg: End of Free Imperial City status and Industrial Revolution revival

A map of Augsburg in 1800.

In 1806, when the Holy Roman Empire was dissolved, Augsburg lost its independence and was annexed to the Kingdom of Bavaria. In 1817, the city became an administrative capital of the Oberdonaukreis, then administrative capital in 1837 for the district Swabia and Neuburg.

During the end of the 19th century, Augsburg's textile industry again rose to prominence followed by the connected machine manufacturing industry.

Augsburg: Military

Augsburg was historically a militarily important city due to its strategic location. During the German re-armament before the Second World War, the Wehrmacht enlarged Augsburg's one original Kaserne (barracks) to three: Somme Kaserne (housing Wehrmacht Artillerie-Regiment 27); Arras Kaserne (housing Wehrmacht Infanterie Regiment 27) and Panzerjäger Kaserne (housing Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 27 (later Panzerjäger-Abteilung 27)). Wehrmacht Panzerjäger-Abteilung 27 was later moved to Füssen.

During World War II, one subcamp of the Dachau concentration camp was located outside Augsburg, supplying approximately 1,300 forced labourers to local military-related industry, most especially the Messerschmitt AG military aircraft firm headquartered in Augsburg.

In 1941, Rudolf Hess without Adolf Hitler's permission secretly took off from a local airport and flew to Scotland to meet the Duke of Hamilton, and crashed in Eaglesham in an attempt to mediate the end of the European front of World War II and join sides for the upcoming Russian Campaign.

The Reichswehr Infanterie Regiment 19 was stationed in Augsburg and became the base unit for the Wehrmacht Infanterie Regiment 40, a subsection of the Wehrmacht Infanterie Division 27 (which later became the Wehrmacht Panzerdivision 17). Elements of Wehrmacht II Battalion of Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 99 (especially Wehrmacht Panzerjäger Kompanie 14) was composed of parts of the Wehrmacht Infanterie Division 27. The Infanterie Regiment 40 remained in Augsburg until the end of the war, finally surrendering to the United States when in 28 April 1945, the U.S. Army occupied the heavily bombed and damaged city.

Following the war, the three Kaserne would change hands confusingly between the American and Germans, finally ending up in US hands for the duration of the Cold War. The former Wehrmacht Kaserne became the three main US barracks in Augsburg: Reese;, Sheridan and FLAK. US Base FLAK had been an anti-aircraft barracks since 1936 and US Base Sheridan "united" the former infantry barracks with a smaller Kaserne for former Luftwaffe communications units.

The American military presence in the city started with the U.S. 5th Infantry Division stationed at FLAK Kaserne from 1945 to 1955, then by 11th Airborne Division, followed by the 24th Infantry Division, U.S. Army VII Corps artillery, USASA Field Station Augsburg and finally the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, which returned the former Kaserne to German hands in 1998. Originally the Heeresverpflegungshauptamt Südbayern and an Officers' caisson existed on or near the location of Reese-Kaserne, but was demolished by the occupying Americans.

Augsburg: Politics

Augsburg: Municipality

Main article: List of mayors of Augsburg

From 1266 until 1548, the terms Stadtpfleger (head of town council) and Mayor were used interchangeably, or occasionally, simultaneously. In 1548 the title was finally fixed to Stadtpfleger, who officiated for several years and was then awarded the title for life (though no longer governing), thus resulting confusingly, in records of two or more simultaneous Stadtpfleger.

After the transfer to Bavaria in 1806, Augsburg was ruled by a Magistrate with two mayors, supported by an additional council of "Community Commissioners": the Gemeindebevollmächtige.

As of 1907, the Mayor was entitled Oberbürgermeister, as Augsburg had reached a population of 100,000, as per the Bavarian Gemeindeordnung.

Augsburg: Town Council

Election results of the Town Council since 1972 in percent
Year CSU SPD FDP Grüne ÖDP Linke REP NPD Pro Augsburg AfD other
1972 44,9 46,5 2,3 0,7 0,9 4,7
1978 46,8 44,5 2,7 0,4 0,6 4,9
1984 32,9 44,9 1,3 4,2 0,2 0,7 15,8
1990 43,1 28,4 2,5 10,8 10,0 5,2
1996 44,1 29,4 1,7 10,5 2,8 11,5
2002 43,5 36,4 3,5 8,7 1,8 1,2 4,9
2008 40,1 30,1 2,7 10,3 1,5 3,5 9,4 2,4
2014 37,7 22,4 1,6 12,4 1,9 3,2 5,1 5,9 9,6
23 13 1 7 1 2 3 4 6

2002 PDS, until 1984 DKP Christlich Soziale Mitte (CSM): 3, Freie Wähler: 2, Polit-WG e.V: 1

Augsburg: Members of the Bundestag

Augsburg is located in the Wahlkreis 253 Augsburg-Stadt constituency, which includes Königsbrunn and the District of Augsburg (Landkreis Augsburg).

Volker Ullrich of the CSU was directly elected to the Bundestag in the 18th German Bundestag.

Indirectly elected to the Bundestag to adhere to the Landesliste were Ulrike Bahr for the SPD and Claudia Roth for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.

Augsburg: Main sights

Fünfgratturm tower
Ring of Mercy on the Dom (Cathedral) St. Maria
Augsburg Synagogue
St. Ulrich and St. Afra Cathedral
  • Town Hall, built in 1620 in Renaissance style with the Goldener Saal
  • Perlachturm, a bell tower built in 989
  • Fuggerei (see above)
  • Fugger Palaces, restored renaissance palatial homes of the Fugger banking family
  • Bishop's Residence, built about 1750 in order to replace the older bishop's palace; today the administrative seat of Swabia
  • Cathedral, founded in the 9th century
  • St. Anne's Church
  • Augsburg Synagogue, one of the few German synagogues to survive the war, now beautifully restored and open with a Jewish museum inside
  • Augsburg textile and industry museum-or just tim, organises it displays under headings Mensch-Maschine-Muster-Mode.
  • Schaezlerpalais, a Rococo mansion (1765) now housing a major art museum
  • St. Ulrich and St. Afra-one church is Roman Catholic, the other Lutheran, the duality being a result of the Peace of Augsburg concluded in 1555 between Catholics and Protestants
  • Mozart Haus Augsburg (where composer's father Leopold Mozart was born and Mozart visited it several times)
  • Augsburger Puppenkiste, a puppet theatre
  • Luther Stiege, museum located in a church, that shows Martin Luthers life and different rooms. (free admission)
  • Eiskanal, the world's first artificial whitewater course (venue for the whitewater events of the 1972 Munich Olympics)
  • Dorint Hotel Tower
  • Childhood home of Bertolt Brecht
  • The Augsburg Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten Augsburg)
  • Maximillian Museum
  • Bahnpark Augsburg home of 29 historic locomotives, blacksmith, historic roundhouse
  • 3 magnificent baroque fountains, the Agustus Fountain, Mercury Fountain and Hercules Fountain
  • Walter Art Museum at the "Glas-Palace"
  • Roman Museum located in the former Monastery of St. Margaret (closed at the moment due to risk of collapsing). Renovation is taking place and the museum is expected to reopen in 2017.
  • Medieval canals, now used for white-water kayak racing
  • Kulturhaus Abraxas

Augsburg: Incorporations

Year Municipality Area
July 1, 1910 Meringerau 9.5 km
January 1, 1911 Pfersee 3.5 km
January 1, 1911 Oberhausen 8.6 km
January 1, 1913 Lechhausen 27.9 km
January 1, 1913 Hochzoll 4.4 km
April 1, 1916 Kriegshaber 59 km
July 1, 1972 Göggingen
July 1, 1972 Haunstetten
July 1, 1972 Inningen

Augsburg: Population

Augsburg: Historical development

Year Population
1635 16,432
1645 19,960
1806 26,200
1830 29,019
December 1, 1871 ¹ 51,220
December 1, 1890 ¹ 75,629
December 1, 1900 ¹ 89,109
December 1, 1910 ¹ 102,487
June 16, 1925 ¹ 165,522
June 16, 1933 ¹ 176,575
May 17, 1939 ¹ 185,369
September 13, 1950 ¹ 185,183
June 6, 1961 ¹ 208,659
May 27, 1970 ¹ 211,566
June 30, 1975 252,000
June 30, 1980 246,600
June 30, 1985 244,200
May 27, 1987 ¹ 242,819
December 31, 1990 256.877
December 31, 1991 259.884
December 31, 1992 264.852
December 31, 1993 264.764
December 31, 1994 262.110
December 31, 1995 259.699
December 31, 1996 258.457
December 31, 1997 256.625
December 31, 1998 254.610
December 31, 1999 254.867
December 31, 2000 254.982
December 31, 2001 257.836
December 31, 2002 259.231
December 31, 2003 259.217
December 31, 2004 260.407
December 31, 2005 262.676
December 31, 2006 262.512
December 31, 2007 262.992
December 31, 2008 263.313
December 31, 2009 263.646
December 31, 2010 264.708
December 31, 2011 266.647

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The front of the station

Augsburg has seven stations, the Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), Hochzoll, Oberhausen, Haunstetterstraße, Morellstraße, Messe and Inningen. The Central Station, built from 1843 to 1846, is Germany’s oldest main station in a large city still providing services in the original building. It is currently being modernized and an underground tram station is built underneath it. Hauptbahnhof is on the Munich–Augsburg and Ulm–Augsburg lines and is connected by ICE and IC services to Munich, Berlin, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Stuttgart. As of December 2007, the French TGV connected Augsburg with a direct High Speed Connection to Paris. In addition EC and night train services connect to Amsterdam, Paris and Vienna and connections will be substantially improved by the creation of the planned Magistrale for Europe.

The AVV operates seven Regionalbahn lines from the main station to:

  • Mammendorf
  • Schmiechen (direction to Ammersee)
  • Aichach/Radersdorf
  • Meitingen/Donauwörth
  • Dinkelscherben
  • Schwabmünchen
  • Klosterlechfeld

Starting in 2008, the regional services are planned to be altered to S-Bahn frequencies and developed long term as integrated into the Augsburg S-Bahn.

Augsburg: Air transport

Until 2005 Augsburg was served by nearby Augsburg Airport (AGB). In that year all air passenger transport was relocated to Munich Airport. Since then, the airport is used almost entirely for general aviation and business airplanes. Passenger flights resumed in 2016 with a once-per-week flight to Salzburg.

Augsburg: Economy

Statue of Archangel Michael in Augsburg
KUKA's industrial robots

Augsburg is a vibrant industrial city. Many global market leaders namely MAN, EADS or KUKA produce high technology products like printing systems, large diesel engines, industrial robots or components for the Airbus A380 and the Ariane carrier rocket. After Munich, Augsburg is considered the high-tech centre for Information and Communication in Bavaria and takes advantage of its lower operating costs, yet close proximity to Munich and potential customers.

Augsburg: Major companies

  • Boewe Systec
  • Premium AEROTEC
  • Faurecia
  • Fujitsu Technology Solutions
  • KUKA Robotics / Systems
  • MAN (Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg)
  • manroland
  • MT-Aerospace (former MAN Technologie)
  • NCR
  • Osram
  • Premium AEROTEC
  • RENK AG (offshoot of MAN SE)
  • Siemens
  • UPM-Kymmene (former Haindl)
  • Verlagsgruppe Weltbild
  • WashTec (former Kleindienst)
  • synlab Group
  • Cancom

Augsburg: Education

Augsburg is home to the following universities and colleges:

  • University of Augsburg, founded in 1970
  • Hochschule Augsburg (University of Applied Sciences, formerly Fachhochschule Augsburg)

Augsburg: Media

The local newspaper is the Augsburger Allgemeine first published in 1807. There are also several local radio stations and a local TV station (

Augsburg: Notable people

Holbein's house
  • died 304 Saint Afra
  • c.890–973 Saint Ulrich
  • 1070–1127 Saint Wolfhard
  • 1442–1528 Erhard Ratdolt Printer, famous for having produced the first known printers type specimen book.
  • 1459–1525 Jakob Fugger Noted banker and financial broker. An area within the city, called the Fuggerei was set aside for the poor and needy. Founded in 1519.
  • 1460–1524 Hans Holbein the Elder, a pioneer in the transformation of German art from the Gothic to the Renaissance style.
  • 1497–1543 Hans Holbein the Younger, portrait and religious painter.
  • 1497 – c. 1574 Matthäus Schwarz, accountant and author
  • 1517–1579 Paulus Hector Mair, martial artist.
  • 1573–1646 Elias Holl, architect
  • 1578–1647 Philipp Hainhofer, merchant, banker, diplomat and art collector.
  • 1580–1627 Julius Schiller, lawyer and astronomer.
  • 1701–1776 Andreas Christoph Graf, was a German teacher, author and poet.
  • 1704–1767 Johann Jakob Haid, engraver.
  • 1719–1787 Leopold Mozart, violinist-composer and father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • 1740–1786 Christoph Christian Sturm, preacher and author.
  • 1822–1908 Eduard Bayer, composer and classical guitarist.
  • 1858–1913 Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the diesel engine.
  • 1873–1964 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, co-recipient of 1929 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • 1887–1943 Julius Schaxel, biologist.
  • 1898–1956 Bertolt Brecht, writer and theater director
  • 1915–1961 Josef Priller, Luftwaffe Ace
  • 1920–2011 Mietek Pemper, Polish-born Jew compiled and typed Oskar Schindler's list, which saved 1,200 Jewish prisoners from the Holocaust.
  • 1933–2011 Ulrich Biesinger, a former German footballer, part of the team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup.
  • 1939–2012 Helmut Haller, a footballer who represented West Germany at three World Cups.
  • 1944 Hans Henning Atrott, German author and theorist
  • 1948 Wolf Blitzer, American journalist and CNN reporter
  • 1957 Bernhard Langer, professional golfer.
  • 1959 Bernd Schuster, football coach and former player.
  • 1961 Armin Veh, football coach.
  • 1967 Sheryl Lee, actress, poet, and activist.
  • 1968 Alexander Wesselsky, lead singer of the German band Eisbrecher
  • 1980 Benny Greb, solo drum artist.
  • 1983 Andreas Bourani, singer-songwriter
  • 1983 Philipp Kohlschreiber, tennis player.
  • 1985 Bianca Voitek, female bodybuilder.
  • 1986 Maximilian Hornung, cellist.
  • 1989 Stefan Bradl, Motorcycle racer
  • 1989 Johnny Cecotto Jr., racing career.

Augsburg: Sports

FC Augsburg against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga at the SGL arena in November 2012.

FC Augsburg is a football team based in Augsburg and plays in the WWK ARENA. FC Augsburg was promoted to Bundesliga in 2011. The new stadium (opened in July 2009) also hosted games of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The city is home to a DEL (first-division) ice hockey team, the Augsburger Panther. The original club, AEV, was formed in 1878, the oldest German ice sport club and regularly draws around 4000 spectators, quite reasonable for German ice hockey. Home games are played at the Curt Frenzel Stadion: a recently rebuilt (2012–2013) indoor rink and modern stadium. Also Augsburg is home to one of the most traditional German Baseball clubs, the Augsburg Gators.

For the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, a Lech River dam protective diversionary canal for river ice was converted into the world's first artificial whitewater slalom course: the Eiskanal and remains a world-class venue for whitewater competition and served as prototype for two dozen similar foreign courses.

Augsburg: Local city nicknames

While commonly called Fuggerstadt (Fuggers' city) due to the Fuggers residing there, within Swabia it is also often referred to as Datschiburg: which originated sometime in the 19th century refers to Augsburg's favorite sweet: the Datschi made from fruit, preferably prunes, and thin cake dough. The Datschiburger Kickers charity football team (founded in 1965) reflects this in its choice of team name.

Among younger people, the city is commonly called "Aux" for short.

Augsburg: See also

  • List of civic divisions of Augsburg
  • League of Augsburg
  • Augsburg College, a private Lutheran College in the United States that takes its name from the Augsburg Confession
  • List of mayors of Augsburg

Augsburg: Notes

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.
  2. "Und-wieder-5000-Menschen-mehr-Augsburg-waechst-und-waechst". 2015-02-17.
  3. "Stadt Augsburg - Home - Stadt Augsburg". 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  4. "Augsburg". Collins Dictionary. n.d. Retrieved 2014-09-26.
  5. "Stadt Augsburg - Home - Stadt Augsburg". 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  6. Hays, J. N. (2005). Epidemics and pandemics: their impacts on human history. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 98. ISBN 1-85109-658-2.
  7. "Leopold Mozart | Biography & History | AllMusic". Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  8. "BBC Bitesize - GCSE Drama - Epic theatre and Brecht - Revision 1". Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  9. Wolfgang Sofsky, William Templer, The Order of Terror: The Concentration Camp: Princeton University Press: 1999, Buy book ISBN 0-691-00685-7, page 183
  10. Edward Victor. Alphabetical List of Camps, Subcamps and Other Camps.
  11. Statistisches Jahrbuch der Stadt Augsburg – Chapter 11: Election results of the Town Council since 1946 (PDF; 2,6 MB)
  12. "Kommunalwahlen in Bayern 2014". Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  13. ePaper 14. January 2014: Results of the Bundestagswahl 2014 in Augsburg (PDF; 12,1 MB)
  14. "Germany Bavaria Museums and Galleries Römisches Museum Augsburg". Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  15. "Statistisches Jahrbuch 2012" (PDF). Stadt Augsburg (Amt für Statistik und Stadtforschung). Retrieved 2014-07-23.
  16. "Railway Gazette: Urban rail news in brief". Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  17. "Augsburg Airport (EDMA)". Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  18. "BÖWE SYSTEC GmbH | Kuvertiersysteme, Kartenversandsysteme, Sortieranlagen, Lesetechnologie und Software". Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  19. "Universität Augsburg". Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  20. "Oskar Schindler's collaborator, Mietek Pemper, has died". Agence France-Presse. The Gazette (Montreal). 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
  21. Martin, Douglas (2011-06-18). "Mietek Pemper, 91, Camp Inmate Who Compiled Schindler's List". New York Times. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
  22. Augsburger Stadtlexikon – Datschiburg (German) accessed: 18 November 2008
  23. Datschiburger Kickers website accessed: 18 November 2008
  24. Augsburger Stadtlexikon – Datschiburger Kickers (German) accessed: 18 November 2008

Augsburg: References

  • Die Chroniken der schwäbischen Städte, Augsburg, (Leipzig, 1865–1896).
  • Werner, Geschichte der Stadt Augsburg, (Augsburg, 1900).
  • Lewis, "The Roman Antiquities of Augsburg and Ratisbon", in volume xlviii, Archæological Journal, (London, 1891).
  • Michael Schulze, Augsburg in one day. A city tour Lehmstedt Verlag, Leipzig 2015, Buy book ISBN 978-3957970176.
  • Stadt Augsburg Official site (English version)
  • Augsburg Region Tourism
  • Fotosafari Augsburg An interactive set of pictures which allows you to explore Augsburg
  • (German) Augsburg City Plan
  • (German) District of Augsburg
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