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.
You’ll be based at Augsburg youth hostel.
Travel to Munich by air and transfer to Augsburg by coach. Spend the evening sightseeing and experience the wonderful renaissance architecture.
After Breakfast spend the day exploring the State Gallery of Bavaria, which is home to works by Dürer, Holbein and Cranach.
Depart your accommodation after breakfast and travel to Munich where you can visit the Pinakothek Art Museum and The Residenz Museum.
Spend the morning with a visit to Augsburg Cathedral and after lunch there’s an opportunity to sketch one of the magnificent Renaissance fountains.
Check out of your accommodation and transfer to the airport for your return flight.
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