Harburg castle, Ottobeuren Monastery, the Fuggerei in Augsburg and Villa Rustica: these and six other cultural sites in the Allgäu and Bavarian Swabia are simply a must-see
10 x Cultural highlights
Must-see, fairy tale castle, Bavarian icons, major attraction.
Augsburg’s Water Management System
The canals and waterworks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
tim – National Textile and Industrial Museum Augsburg
With its own weaving mill, spinning machines and a catwalk for fashion history, the tim sets out to show that Augsburg was the home of Europe’s most important textile industry until well into the 20th century.
timbayern.de (only in German)
Swabian Farm Museum Illerbeuren
Bavaria's oldest open-air museum was founded back in 1955 and contains over thirty buildings from four centuries.
The imposing Renaissance palace of the Wittelsbach dynasty is home to the Museum of Germany Faience and an exhibition about the famous Battle of Höchstädt, which in 1704 marked a turning point in the War of the Spanish Succession and England’s rise to becoming a world power.
“Swabian Escorial”. The impressive late-Baroque abbey complex featuring the Basilica of St. Alexander and St. Theodor is one of the main works of the European Baroque.
abtei-ottobeuren.de (only in German)
Basilica St. Lorenz
One of the loveliest Baroque churches in Bavaria.
The foundation walls of this Villa Rustica in the Nördlingen district of Holheim give an idea of how the Romans once lived in the Ries. Roman finds from Holheim are on display at the Nördlingen City Museum.
stadtmuseum-noerdlingen.de (only in German)
One of the biggest, oldest and best preserved castle complexes in southern Germany. The complex, dating back to the 12th century, offers beautiful views across the Wörnitz and the Ries.
burg-harburg.de (only in German)
Fuggerei in Augsburg
One of a kind: the oldest social housing still in use.