Augsburg city life
Augsburg is a thriving university town, offering great cultural attractions, as well as plenty of leisure activities for young people. As the only German city with its own legal holiday, you can also attend the local festival that takes place annually on the 8th of August.
Some of the most popular attractions in Augsburg are:
- Augsburg Cathedral
- Town Hall
- Perlachturm bell tower
- Fugger Palaces
- St. Anne's Church
- Schaezlerpalais – Rococo mansion transformed in a major art museum
- Eiskanal – the world's first artificial whitewater course
- Maximillian Museum
For simply relaxing or admiring nature, check the Augsburg Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten Augsburg), the three baroque fountains (Augustus Fountain, Mercury Fountain and Hercules Fountain), or have a walk along the Medieval canals, which today are used for white-water kayak racing.
In the evenings until late at night, you have an abundance of bars, clubs and entertainment venues to choose from.
If you’re passionate about sports, you can watch matches of the local football and ice hockey teams.
Whenever you want to see more of Germany, you are only one hour away to Munich and less than two hours away to Stuttgart.
International atmosphere in Augsburg
Augsburg is a pretty multicultural city, almost 18% of the city’s population are foreign-born residents. The main minorities are: Turks, Greeks, Dutch, Croats, Romanians and Italians.
In terms of foreign business/investment, numerous multinational companies have opened a local office or branch in Augsburg, particularly those involved in high technology.
In Augsburg, you will experience warm summers and cold winters, with rainfall precipitations evenly spread throughout the four seasons. Average high temperatures in December – January are 2 – 3 °C (36 – 37 °F), with moderate snow. The highest temperatures in the summer range at about 23 – 24 °C (74 – 75 °F).