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Augsburg Cradle of the German Renaissance

9 December 2021

5 days from £1,925pp

On this new Art Pursuits study tour we are going to explore the riches of Augsburg’s Renaissance heritage. The cities art collections in museums and the treasures housed in the local churches, only known and appreciated by connoisseurs.
  • Special access to the sumptuously decorated Fugger burial chapel and to the treasury of the church of Sts Ulrich and Afra
  • Private visit to the richly stuccoed rooms of Hans Fugger’s former Chamber of Arts and Curiosities
  • Private visit to the Fugger palace at Kirchheim with its stunning coffered wooden ceiling
  • Christmas concert in the Golden Hall in Augsburg’s town hall
It is not by surprise that the German Renaissance is dawning in Augsburg. Ever since the city had been founded at the instigation of Emperor Augustus in 15 BC its cultural and economic ties with Italy were uninterrupted. When this former capital of the Roman province of Raetia made its way into the Middle Ages, it’s the lucrative trade with Italy that allows Augsburg to skyrocket as a commercial centre. This meteoric rise is closely connected with the name of one family: the Fuggers. As merchant-bankers they not only financed kings and emperors like Maximilian I and Charles V but also displayed their wealth as art patrons. It is through them that Renaissance art is first introduced to Augsburg. On this new Art Pursuits study tour we are going to explore the riches of Augsburg’s Renaissance heritage. 

Your Accommodation

Hotel Maximilian

★★★★
Overview
Hotel Maximilian offers 132 rooms and suites, ranging from 18 to 85 m², from which guests can enjoy the rich history of Maximilianstrasse or take in scenes of the magnificent baroque facade of Schaezlerpalais. Each room features unique artwork from the hotel's extensive collection, spanning the 500-year history of the Drei Mohren. Elevating traditional hospitality with modern touches, find your perfect home away from home in the heart of Augsburg.
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Ensuite bathroom featuring a standing shower or bathtub
  • Minibar with drinks and snacks plus complimentary tea and coffee station
  • Free highspeed Wi-Fi access, up to 500 Mbps
  • 40 inch flat-screen TV with a selection of international channels
  • Eco-friendly air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • High-quality Molton Brown toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers