City was founded in: 15 B.C.
Became a Dayton Sister City in: 1964
More than twice as old as Nuremberg or Munich, Augsburg was founded in 15 B.C. by the Roman commanders Drusus and Tiberius. Augsburg’s early development of was molded by its 400-year affiliation with the Roman Empire. In the 13th century, Augsburg became a Free Imperial City and remained so for the next 500 years.
Augsburg is the birthplace of the painter family Holbein, the composer Leopold Mozart and the playwright Berthold Brecht. Rudolf Diesel constructed the first internal combustion engine here, Linde built the first refrigerator, Messerschmitt created the first mass-produced jet airplane.
Today, with its rich heritage, Augsburg and the region are centers for industry, science, art and culture. The city of Augsburg and its surrounding rural areas offer attractive business and industrial zones and are the headquarters of research institutions and technology establishments.
Dayton/Augsburg in the News:
City of Augsburg:
Visitors Bureau: http://www.augsburg.de/index.php?id=12459
Town Hall (Rathaus)
Fugger Houses and Ladies’ Courtyard
Olympic Kayak Course
Augsburg University: http://www.uni-augsburg.de/en/
Beech Aircraft Corp
KUKA AG /KUKA Roboter
MAN Diesel & Turbo
Augsburg has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status for their Water Management System. Augsburg's system has been evolving since the 14th century and features canals, a water-cooled butchers' hall, and hydroelectric power stations. Read more about it here.
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City Seal/Coat of Arms of Augsburg