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Augsburg: Walking Tour with Fuggerei and Golden Hall Entry

1. Augsburg: Walking Tour with Fuggerei and Golden Hall Entry

Explore Augsburg's rich history on a guided walking tour of its main attractions. Visit the Golden Hall in the town hall and the Fuggerei — the world's oldest social settlement — and stop by many UNESO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the city's famous personalities, including Mozart and Brecht. Stroll through the city center and the charming streets of the old town. Pass by several UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Lech canals and magnificent fountains, including the ornate 16th-century Augustus Fountain. Explore the city and the traces of its famous personalities, such as the Fugger family — a German upper bourgeois family that was historically a prominent group of European bankers – as well as Mozart, whose father was born in Augsburg, and Brecht.

Augsburg Water Management - City Walking Tour

2. Augsburg Water Management - City Walking Tour

Explore Augsburg's intricate water management system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour. Learn about the long-standing fountains, Lech canals, and waterworks from your local guide. Start your tour in the heart of the city and head off on your walk to discover several of the 22 elements of Augsburg's water management system. Admire magnificent fountains, including the Augustus fountain, Merkur fountain, and Herkules fountain. Stroll through the city's charming Lech quarter with its small canals, red-roofed houses, and cobblestone streets. Then head to the waterworks at the imposing Rotes Tor, where you will discover the oldest existing waterworks in central Europe.

Augsburg oldtown: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sightseeing Tour

3. Augsburg oldtown: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sightseeing Tour

Explore Augsburg in your own time with this scavenger hunt tour. Walk through the city learning the local history as you go and see the waterworks building and more. Hear facts about the city and receive tips on places to visit during your stay.  Start by downloading the scavenger hunt onto your mobile device (instructions will be given after booking) and begin your walk through Augsburg. Solve the clues on the way to unlock your next destination. The route will take you through the most beautiful areas of Augsburg, detailing the history throughout.   Stand before historical buildings such as the Augsburg Town Hall and the Perlachturm bellower. Learn about the construction of these ornate buildings and hear the bells of the tower chime during your stay in the city.   Get a detailed account of the city's sustainable water system, with many of the canals and waterworks buildings having been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Walk along the canals and see the oldest waterworks building in Germany.   Travel at your own pace throughout the tour, making stops as you choose at the various sites. Become an expert on the city of Augsburg by the end of the tour and familiarize yourself with the streets to fully enjoy your stay in the city. 

Augsburg: Illuminated Guided Evening Walking Tour

4. Augsburg: Illuminated Guided Evening Walking Tour

Explore some of Augsburg's most iconic sites lit up at night on this guided walking tour. See the city's fountains, traditional buildings, and churches with your guide. Enjoy the illuminated town hall, the cathedral, the basilica of St. Ulrich and Afra, and the three magnificent fountains. Hear interesting facts and stories from your guide as you stroll. Walk along the Imperial Mile on Maximilianstraße, Augsbergs most beautiful promenade. See the Fugger houses and other palaces of the Renaissance, baroque, and the rococo period.

Scary Tour with actors - Hangmen, Whores and Whitches

5. Scary Tour with actors - Hangmen, Whores and Whitches

Thoroughly researched facts and entertaining stories will be re-enacted by professional actors. They take visitors on a journey into a long-forgotten world full of lives and fates. The city's history becomes alive and tangible on this tour. Hangmen, whores and witches – what did these three “professions” have in common in Munich? Well, the hangmen were not only occupied in torture chambers or on a gallows mound, they were also pimps! This popular walking tour is centered around witch hunts, prostitution, torture and executions. Why, for example, do witches fly on brooms? Why was the execution site located outside of town? And why does prostitution not exist anymore in the historic center since the 1970s? This walking tour begins at the Neuhauser Tor, where delinquents were led to their execution out of town. Passing through historic Salzstraße, you reach the former Jesuit school from the times of the witch hunts. An argument between the duchess Renata and the Jesuit Father Ignatius brings you right back to the dark 16th century: When during the construction of the St Michaelis Church the tower collapsed, it was obvious that "such an unusual storm was created by the accursed bad women." But it was not only witches that were executed: At the Schöner Turm you will hear the sad story of the unfortunate gold smith. A strong blast of wind will lead you to the landmark of Munich, the Frauenkirche, where you will meet the Prince of Darkness himself: You will find out why the devil helped the master builder to construct the church and why it is so windy here, as well as the transcendental question of the devil's shoe size. On the way, you will hear witch stories about potions, rides on brooms, toads' tongues and children's hands, until you arrive at the magnificent town hall, where the alchemist Marco Bragadino is awaiting us. The supposed gold smith tries to warm us to his arts. At St. Peter's Church we get to know the everyday life of a hangman, how he looked, why he was best avoided or how to obtain a gallows rope. We will also witness a beautiful woman escaping sure death. At the old town hall we will cross the former torture chamber whilst listening to gruesome stories. The Platzl was home to Munich's red light district until the Olympic Games of 1972. What the Spider Murphy Gang sang about in “Skandal im Sperrbezirk” is Munich city history: In the clean, decent “cosmopolitan city with a heart” there was no place anymore for Rosi and her colleagues.

Augsburg: The Jakob Fugger Story Audio Guide

6. Augsburg: The Jakob Fugger Story Audio Guide

Dive into Augsburg’s Middle Ages through the eyes of Jakob Fugger the Rich. Stroll through the hometown of the famous merchant, mining entrepreneur, and banker. Jakob built his fortune in just a few years, leaving behind assets worth $300 billion today, making him one of the richest men to ever live. Follow Jakob's history through Augsburg's old town. Visit St. Anne’s Church, where you can see the Fugger’s crypt. Next, head to the family’s first company headquarters where the “Golden Scriptorium” was once located, before admiring one of the most famous Fugger buildings, their City Palace. Continue to Königsplatz, where one of the old city gates once stood, and explore the townhall square Rathausplatz, and Jakob's birthplace. Along the way, hear about how the Fuggers made their money, the family’s connection to royalty, and how the women were every bit as savvy when it came to business. Feel free to start, pause, or restart at any time and complete your visit at your own pace. If your travel plans change, you can use the audio guide at any date of your choice or use the virtual in-app option for an at-home experience.

Augsburg: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

7. Augsburg: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Augsburg's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Augsburg: English Walking Tour with Golden Hall & Fuggerei

8. Augsburg: English Walking Tour with Golden Hall & Fuggerei

Embark on a captivating guided walking tour, delving deep into Augsburg's historical treasures. Explore iconic attractions such as the town hall's renowned Golden Hall and the Fuggerei, the world's oldest social settlement. Uncover the footprints of famous figures like Mozart and Brecht. Roam the enchanting streets of the old town as you soak in the city's rich heritage. Pass by numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the picturesque Lech canals and grandiose fountains like the ornate 16th-century Augustus Fountain. Dive into the narratives of Augsburg's history, from the influential Fugger family, renowned European bankers, to the familial ties of Mozart, whose father hailed from Augsburg. Explore the city and its connections to these illustrious personalities.

Augsburg: 2-Hour BIG Jump Entertainment Park Entry Ticket

9. Augsburg: 2-Hour BIG Jump Entertainment Park Entry Ticket

Explore an area of 3,500 m² filled with fun indoor activities for the whole family. Visit BIG Jump Entertainment Park in Augsburg, one of the largest trampoline facilities in southern Germany. Try out the 95-trampoline course and other unique activities packed with action. Discover the place where jumpers from all over Munich and Augsburg meet and compete. Master the obstacle course, fight in a crazy battle on the balance beam, or enjoy a game of dodgeball. Feel the rush of flying through the air on the long zipline. Work on your skills as a secret agent on the exhilarating laser maze and play over 10 virtual sports on a gigantic simulation screen. Whether you have something to celebrate or you're simply looking for an experience out of the ordinary, have a fun day and bring your friends along for the ride.

Augsburg: Crime Trail - self guided crime tour

10. Augsburg: Crime Trail - self guided crime tour

If you are looking for the perfect mix between an outdoor escape game and a scavenger hunt, Crime-Trails are for you! Take over the investigation to find the culprit in a fictitious crime case. You will solve treacherous murders, crafty robberies, or shrewd kidnappings – the options are endless. Equipped with your smartphones, a case file, and a code for the arrest warrant, you and your family, friends or partner in crime begin the investigation at the scene of crime. It is up to you to decide which clues to follow first. Crime-Trails are designed for young as well as experienced hobby detectives from 12 years and up. 1. Purchasing a Crime-Trail After the purchase has been completed, you will receive a voucher code that gives you access to the case file along with a code to generate your arrest warrant at the end of the game. Once you have downloaded the case file, you can start the game whenever you like. There is no further preregistration needed. The case file includes an introductions as well as instructions to your mission. Note: Print the case file for a better overview during the game! 2. Locating the Scene of Crime To begin your investigation, find the location marked “scene of crime” in your case file. Once you arrive at the scene, familiarize yourselves with the case, scan the QR code on the crime file to get started and solve the first question. During the game you will communicate with the Crime-Trails headquarters to send out your answers to receive more and more clues as you move through the case. Note: All Crime-Trails can be played whenever you want to start your investigation! It does not matter when you purchase your crime file, it does not expire. 3. Starting the Investigation After you have solved the first question and established communication with the headquarters, you can visit the locations marked on the map in any order. Throughout the Crime-Trail you will stay in touch with the headquarters in order to receive further clues that help you solve the case. We do advice that you visit all locations, so you do not miss any important information. There will be no guide or organizer on site. In case you have any problems or questions, you can request a hint from the headquarters. Since the Crime-Trails are played outdoors and in individual groups, they are compatible with any Covid-19 restrictions. 4. Catching the Culprit Once you have solved all riddles and identified the culprit, you will be able to arrest this person and see weather you solved the case correctly or missed out any details.

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4.6
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The guide was really great - spoke very good English and obviously had a lot of fun talking about “his city”. He was incredibly knowledgeable and took a lot of time to answer our questions. Every time again...! Thank you

We had a very nice and funny guide and the group size was perfect. (15 people). The information was not too dry and not too lengthy, but still very informative. Perfect time to go for a drink afterwards.

The tour was very good, you get a first impression of the city and the culture. And the price is more than justified because the entire entrance fee is included. I would do it again at any time.

Excellent expertise of the guide, perfectly bilingual (German, English), very good teaching skills and wonderful responsiveness to the target group! Many many thanks!

Very informative and entertaining tour with a super experienced city guide. Thank you!