Augsburg is a bustling university town in the German state of Bavaria. It does not have any specific tourist draws, but has diverse and eclectic offerings for those who choose to make the trip. Visit the birthplace of famed writer Bertolt Brecht, the world’s oldest welfare housing (The Fuggerei
), or the Ausburger Puppenkiste, an extremely popular traditional German marionette theatre. The regional ... read more
fare is traditional Bavarian, which means lots of pork, cheese, cabbage and dumplings. Be sure to try a slice Zwetschgendatschi, a special plum cake unique to Augsburg. The city offers a diverse selection of nightlife options, from student bars to beer gardens (a German pastime) to LGBT locations. So although Augsburg doesn’t have a famous tourist draw, it is still an excellent place to visit alone, with friends or with a family.