Augsburg, Germany

Augsburg, Germany

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 39 vacation rentals near Augsburg. From 27 apartments to 0 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Augsburg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

You'll be off to an auspicious start in Augsburg

Known for its historically successful banking families, Augsburg is one of Germany's oldest cities, founded by the stepchildren of Roman Emperor Augustus over 2000 years ago. The Fugger and Welser families of the 15th and 16th centuries were such financial-industry experts that they could fill the coffers of entire countries. Built by Romans, medieval artists, and religious patrons, Augsburg is a beautiful mix of ancient buildings set on cobblestone streets, a vibrant university campus, and modern cultural venues primed for annual festivals and community events. Your Augsburg vacation rental is at the center of it all.

Celebrating in the present while remembering the past

Many of the city's most popular activities are influenced by its long and rich history. Leopold Mozart, father to the more famous Wolfgang but an important composer himself, was born here, and the Augsburg Mozart Festival is held every May. Then there's the Brecht Festival, a celebration of theater in honor of the city's celebrated and controversial writer. You can even ensure that shopping trips give a nod to the past. Gold and silversmiths settled in Augsburg centuries ago, and some never left. You can still buy some of their merchandise in shops today.

Literature, culture, and fancy coins—Augsburg has it all

The well-heeled history of Augsburg is reflected in its museums and churches. The Maximilianmuseum is set in 2 luxurious town houses connected by a courtyard decorated with statues. There's an excellent collection of Elias Holl's architectural models, and another of gold and silver coins. The city's cathedral, Dom Maria Heimsuchung, was built in the 10th century and features a 1,000-year-old bronze doorway, plus some of the oldest stained-glass windows in Germany. For a bit of literary history, head to Bertolt-Brecht-Haus, the birthplace of the renowned playwright and poet.

Warm, traveler-friendly summers are a well-kept secret in Augsburg

The humid continental climate in Augsburg means 4 distinct seasons and a lot of variety. Summers are warm and pleasant, with highs in the 70s and rarely in the 80s. It's a great time to book an Augsburg vacation rental, since prices don't rise until University of Augsburg students, faculty, and parents start heading back to town in September. Winters in the city are cold, cloudy, windy, and wet—there's no two ways about it. Pack up your rain gear and get ready to get cozy in the local museums and historic sites.

Augsburg has an august reputation for keeping things green

You won't have to worry about your Augsburg vacation rental being too urban. The city may be a modern, bustling municipality, but it's also been named Europe's greenest and most livable city. Set where the Lech and Wertach rivers converge, it is home to a lush city forest and plenty of parks and river walks. Should the local wildlife prove too dull, see something a little more exotic at the Augsburg Zoo. The large African habitat at the zoo's center is home to giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and Ankole longhorn cattle.