Germany -

Augsburg

Situated at the Lech and Wertach rivers, Augsburg is the third largest town in Bavaria and one of the oldest in Germany. The varied architecture in its center includes medieval guild houses, the 11th-century St. Mary's cathedral and the onion-domed Sankt Ulrich und Afra abbey. Traces of an Early Bronze Age settlement have been found at the site.

Although Augsburg was considerably damaged in World War II, many of its historic landmarks survived. The cathedral’s west end and crypt date from 994 to 1065 and the Gothic additions from 1331 to 1432; its chief monuments are the 11th-century bronze doors, five Romanesque stained-glass windows in the nave, the bishop’s throne, and the altarpieces by Holbein the Elder and Christoph Amberger.

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