Saturday, November 22, 2008

Germany - Augsburg (DE-235690)

I like German cards, because there are many multi-multiviews (I mean the ones with over 10-15 pictures) :) This one has 12 pictures and shows Augsburg. I associate this city mainly with reformation.

Augsburg is an independent city in the south-west of Bavaria. The College town is home of the Regierungsbezirk Schwaben and also of the Bezirk Schwaben and the Landkreis Augsburg. 1906 Augsburg became Großstadt and is nowadays with more than 264,000 citizens the third-largest city in Bavaria. Only Munich and Nuremberg are larger.

The name of the city dated from the Roman settlement Augusta Vindelicorum. The city was founded by the Roman emperor Augustus 15 BC as a castra. Therefore the "Fuggerstadt" is the second oldest city in Germany after Trier.


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