Where Augsburg is more than just a World Heritage Site
DURATION APPROX. 1 - 2 HOURS (5,0 KM)
TOURISTS, SCHOOL CLASSES, FAMILIES, PEOPLE INTERESTED IN HISTORY OF ART
Route: Augustus Fountain – Stadtmetzg – Fuggerei – Neptune Fountain – Lower waterworks – Kahnfahrt (boat trip) – St. Jacob’s Water tower – Outer city moat – tim textile museum
Immerse yourself completely in Augsburg’s water history. In addition to World Heritage elements, on this tour you will also visit other places of interest in Augsburg.
For example, while on the boat ride, sail over the moat in a small rowing boat. The writer Bertolt Brecht also enjoyed being out and about here. At the beginning of the 20th century, there was even a plan to develop this stretch of water into a harbour! Pay a visit to the Fuggerei – the world’s oldest existing social housing complex. And in the tim (State Textile and Industry Museum of Augsburg) you can learn a bit about Augsburg as a former centre of the textile industry. From the 19th century onwards, many textile factories established themselves along Augsburg’s waterways and used the hydroelectric power to drive their looms directly. The numerous power plants on the waterways also date from this time.