Art and Design Trip to Augsburg

At the turn of the 16th century, art in Germany was still closely bound with the Church and its iconography. The wealth of Augsburg attracted artists seeking patrons and rapidly became a creative centre for famous painters, sculptors and musicians the most notable of which is Holbein. As a result Rococo architecture became so prevalent that it became known as “Augsburg style” throughout Germany.

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  • Germany History Trip to Berlin
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Visits

  • Augsburg Cathedral: The southern clerestory has five stained glass windows dated to the late 11th early 12th centuries, the oldest in Germany. The nave pillars have four paintings of the life of Mary, executed by Hans Holbein the Elder in 1493.
  • Staatsgalerie Alte Meister: State Gallery of Bavaria with paintings by the Old Masters such as Dürer, Holbein and Cranach.
  • Renaissance Magnificent Fountains: Three magnificent fountains of Augsburg that were erected on the occasion of the city's 1600 anniversary represent the three estates of the free imperial town: the masters (Augustus fountain), the merchants (Mercurius fountain) and the craftsmen (Hercules fountain).
  • Augsburg Town Hall: The Goldener Saal, or Golden Hall, is one of the most important cultural monuments of the late German Renaissance.
  • The Fugger City Palace: The residential and business house of Jakob Fugger was built in the architectural style of the Italian Renaissance.

Where to stay

You’ll be based at Augsburg youth hostel.

Sample Itinerary

Day One

Travel to Munich by air and transfer to Augsburg by coach. Spend the evening sightseeing and experience the wonderful renaissance architecture.  

Day Two

After Breakfast spend the day exploring the State Gallery of Bavaria, which is home to works by Dürer, Holbein and Cranach.

Day Three

Depart your accommodation after breakfast and travel to Munich where you can visit the Pinakothek Art Museum and The Residenz Museum.

Day Four

Spend the morning with a visit to Augsburg Cathedral and after lunch there’s an opportunity to sketch one of the magnificent Renaissance fountains.

Day Five

Check out of your accommodation and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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