11 International Students visited Augsburg. Sunshine and La Strada, an international street artist festival, welcomed the group from Ulm.
Augsburg is the second oldest city in Germany and has numerous historical sights that tell of the glory and prosperity of centuries past.
The Renaissance town hall of the city, with its Golden Hall, was the most magnificent secular building of its era. Water canals and water towers that earned the city UNESCO World Heritage status in 2019, churches and guild houses, the palace of the Fuggers, the powerful banking family from whose money lived dukes, kings and popes.
It was also Jakob Fugger the Rich who in 1521 founded a social settlement for poor families, the Fuggerei. Needy people still live here today. The students were able to visit rooms in the original show house of the settlement, where craftsmen’s families had worked and lived 500 years ago. Back in the city center, there was time to relax and enjoy La Strada, the festival of street performers.
Organisation by Gudrun Koepf and Klaus Schuder
Pictures taken during the excursion: