Conference Hotel in the Diocese of Augsburg
Kappelberg 1 86150 Augsburg Germany
Phone +49 (0)821 3152 0
Follow in the footsteps of the Fugger and Welser families, the richest bankers of their time. Or discover the city’s historic water supply system, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2019.
If you love history, winding alleyways, art and culture, you can’t go wrong in Augsburg. As one of Germany’s most significant religious cities, there is so much to explore here: historic sites of Christian and Jewish history, sacred buildings showcasing a wide range of architectural styles, and world-famous cultural treasures.
The city is a great place to explore many historical and holy sites. For example, you can immerse yourself in seventeen centuries of Augsburg history at the Diocesan Museum and then visit Augsburg Cathedral next door. Or learn about the influence of the Augsburg Confession at St Anne’s Church, a former Carmelite monastery.
The Sacred Heart Church also has a special atmosphere with its neo-Romanesque façade and magnificent Art Nouveau nave. And if you want to journey back to the present, why not visit the Church of St Moritz: remodelled between 2010 and 2013? It offers religious services alongside an array of concerts and exhibitions of contemporary art.
As the capital city of the Roman province of Raetia secunda, Augsburg has had close ties with Rome ever since it was founded. This long history is also reflected in the city’s abundance of famous religious buildings. But that’s not all – depictions of »Mary, Undoer of Knots« hang in both cities. The original hangs in the St Peter am Perlach pilgrimage church in Augsburg, while the Vatican possesses a replica. The portrayal of Mary is unique: she is untying knots from a long white ribbon with devotion. Her image has touched people all over the world, including Pope Francis.Mary
… of stars on puppet strings at the Augsburger Puppenkiste marionette theatre just a five-minute walk from our hotel,
… of historic water towers — the oldest in Central Europe — just around the corner from Rotes Tor (red gate),
… that was presented with the Augsburg Confession in 1530,
… with the Mozart family’s parish church, Augsburg Cathedral,
… on the Way of St James, with a stop in the St James’ Church,
… with the largest Art Nouveau church in southern Germany, the Sacred Heart Church,
… with the church that connects the past and present like no other, the Church of St Moritz,
… with the Late Gothic Basilica of St Ulrich and St Afra and its »Sternenhimmel«, a starry vaulted ceiling ,
… with the world’s oldest Catholic social housing complex, the Fuggerei, and
… with the Fugger and Welser Museum, which is devoted to the two banking families who raised substantial funding to help Charles V become elected as emperor.
You can find many more interesting ideas, suggestions and city tours when you visit Regio Augsburg, our tourist information website.
Or come and talk to us at the reception desk. We have plenty of recommendations to suit everyone and maybe even a couple of secret local suggestions.