Tradition meets modern – The city of Augsburg
Augusta Vindelicorum, as the Romans christened Augsburg, is a modern city with 2000 years of history. The city is known for its historic centre, rich cultural programme and wide variety of leisure activities. Situated in the heart of Bavaria, Augsburg combines big city flair with a reasonable cost of living.
Founded 15 B.C. – Total city area: 146,8 km2 – No. of inhabitants: c. 270.000
Numerous industries from fiber composites, mechatronic and automation to IT and communication as well as the environment and logistics make the third largest Bavarian city an important centre for pioneering technology.
Leisure in Augsburg
A visit to the Fuggerei (Europe’s first social housing estate), a detour to the Augsburger Puppenkiste (a famous marionette theatre) or a stroll through the historic city centre: Augsburg offers a wide variety of leisure activities, and not just for culture vultures. Sport fans will enjoy the nearby Bavarian Alps, with hiking in summer and snow sports in the winter season.
Augsburg is a lively student city. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany with a fascinating history as a former Free Imperial City. Students like most the vibrant cultural life with many museums and festivals, as well as theatre, ballet and art galleries; the charming green environment with huge forests, meadows, rivers and streams; the narrow alleys and the ancient buildings. And, if that’s not enough: the cosmopolitan city of Munich is only an hours drive away.