Croatian Diary - August 17: Augsburg (Deutschland/Germany) - part 3

by Björn Roose May. 24, 2020 175 views
Augsburg (Deutschland) - Ulrichsplatz (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Ulrichsplatz (August 17)

We then walk along the Kitzenmarkt to the Ulrichsplatz, where there are still quite a few old buildings (or at least buildings that have been rebuilt in the old style after the Allied bombing), and then along a few alleys to the Predigerberg. There we find a number of replicas of Roman stelae, a nice advertisement for the Römisches Museum in the former Sankt Magdalenakirche.

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Ulrichsplatz (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Ulrichsplatz (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Predigerberg (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Predigerberg (August 17)

No time for museums today, so we walk past it and return to Ulrichsplatz via the Hunoldsgraben and Hunoldsberg, but a little further, to the Herkulesbrunnen and the Fuggerhaus, one of the many traces that the Fugger family and especially Jakob Fugger - the main financier of the Emperor Maximilian I and Charles V and at the time one of the richest and most powerful men in Europe - left in their hometown Augsburg. I would say "remember that name", but you will see it a few times anyway.

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Ulrichsplatz (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Ulrichsplatz (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Herkulesbrunnen (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Herkulesbrunnen (August 17)

People we also encounter a few times are Dutch sculptors. The Herkulesbrunnen (made between 1596 and 1602) was made by one of them, Adriaen de Vries. And there are more (North and South) Dutch people staying in this city: Rubens, for example, and Van Dyck and Rembrandt, who have found a place in the museum in the Schaezler Palais together with Titian and Dürer, among others. Maybe something to visit on a later occasion. For now we stick to a short walk through the courtyards behind the rich facades: the Damenhof at number 36, even if we can only see it through the fence, is more than worth it.

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Ulrichsplatz (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Ulrichsplatz (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Herkulesbrunnen (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Herkulesbrunnen (August 17)

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Jay Boggess 1 month, 1 week ago

Fascinating series! Nice camera work!

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Björn Roose Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 1 week ago

And thanks again smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 1 week ago

Always a pleasure!

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