Augsburg, Germany Museums
Museums, exhibition venues
museum The museum, located next to the Plärrer, shows various exhibits on famous national and international ice hockey players.
Birthplace of Bertolt Brecht
The birthplace of what is probably the most influential German playwright of the 20th century now houses an exhibition on the life and work of the famous Augsburg artist according to aparentingblog.
The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s father is richly filled with exhibits from the life and work of one of Augsburg’s most famous sons.
The modern glass palace, which takes some getting used to from the outside, houses the exhibits from the private collection of the entrepreneur Ignatz Walter on a total of 5,500 m² of exhibition space. Above all, contemporary art is shown.
Museum In this historical building, everything an artist’s heart desires is shown on several floors: goldsmithing, sculptures, building sketches and much more
Museum This museum corresponds to the famous Augsburger Puppenkiste and was housed in the former Heilig-Geist-Spital. Friends of Puppenfäden meet old friends like Kalle Wirsch, Jim Knopf and of course Urmel again.
In the former Dominican monastery of St. Magdalena, archaeological finds are shown that have been made in the area of today’s Augsburg. The name of the museum refers to the main focus of the house: This was placed at the time when Augsburg was still the Roman provincial capital.
The playful Schaezlerpalais, which not only appears as a sight in itself, contains such important art collections as the Graphic Collection, the German Baroque Gallery and the Karl and Magdalene Haberstock Foundation.
Museum What this is about is certainly clear: Historic workshops of old and sometimes outdated professions are filled with life and resume their work.
Opera houses, theaters and cultural institutions
Hall Opened in 1972, this venue is currently used for all kinds of cultural events (such as concerts) as well as for congresses and sales exhibitions. The hall, which can seat up to 1,400 people, traditionally hosts the symphony concerts of the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Probably the most famous puppet theater in Germany was housed in the Heilig-Geist-Spital and is therefore located in the old town of Augsburg. It has been performing fairy tales since 1948, as well as more serious plays. Incidentally, the doll box was ennobled with the Golden Camera in 2004.
Open-air theater at the Red Gate
Many consider this open-air theater to be one of the most beautiful in all of Germany. It was established in 1929 and currently has more than 2,240 seats. In the playing season – mid-June to the end of July – operas, operettas and musicals, among other things, are presented.
The non-profit theater association of the same name carries this stage, which offers public theater performances as well as seminars. Incidentally, the small open-air stage of the theater is located in the historic complex of the Jakoberwallturm in Augsburg.
This four-branch building is the main theater of the city of Augsburg and once captivated with its architecture, which was in the style of the neo-renaissance. Adolf Hitler personally played an active part in the renovation of the theater, which he partly supervised himself and certainly also supported financially. He was also present when the city theater reopened in 1939 with Wagner’s “Lohengrin”. The house, which was destroyed in 1944 and later rebuilt in a simplified manner, now has 950 spaces.
The Schaezlerpalais, which now houses the city and state art collections, once functioned as the city palace of the banker Benedikt Adam Freiherr von Liebert. It goes back to a previous building from 1346 and has been inhabited several times in the course of its history by Emperor Maximilian I and visited in 1770 by Marie-Antoinette, who was 14 years old at the time. The building, blessed with a wonderful interior design, was recently lovingly restored and reopened in 2006.
The former Prince-Bishop’s Residence is a complex of buildings that rises in Augsburg’s old town. It was created between 1740 and 1752 and has been the seat of the Swabian district government since 1817. The residence attracts many visitors because of the wonderful rococo table room and the representative main staircase and is framed by a wonderful courtyard garden.
Universities and other educational institutions
Founded in 1989 and engaged in integration and nationality research, the Bukowina Institute is located in the University of Augsburg. The institute has a fine scientific specialist library with over 15,000 volumes and offers interested visitors, among other things, various exhibitions and language courses in many Eastern European languages.
University of Applied Sciences Augsburg
The university, founded in 1971, is located in the middle of Augsburg and teaches in particular in the areas of technology, computer science, economics and design. With more than 4,000 students, it is one of the larger universities of applied sciences in Bavaria.
University of Music Nuremberg
This university was established in 1998 by merging the Meistersinger Conservatory in Nuremberg with the Leopold Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg. In 2008, an establishment law was passed, which brings the university retroactively to January 1, 2008 under the responsibility of the state, so that the previous association has been dissolved. While Nuremberg is being expanded into an independent music academy, the main part of the Augsburg department has been incorporated into the new Leopold Mozart Center at Augsburg University.
University of Augsburg
The University of Augsburg, founded in 1970, can be proud of seven faculties, as well as a wonderful campus with green spaces and ponds. Currently there are around 15,000 students who are taught at the university. The ancient historian Gunther Gottlieb is one of the most famous professors at the university. An interesting and quite innovative part of the educational facility is the “Children’s University”, which has been offering child-friendly lectures since 2005.