The Best German City Breaks.
Moving away from the highly popular touristy cities seems to be an essential trend in the travel industry, and it makes sense given the high visitor volume that descends on western Europe even during the winter months. This article suggests some of the other famous less travelled German cities. We begin with Augsburg. It is a city in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, and was a Free Imperial City for over 500 years, and notable for the Augsburg Confession. It is a university town and the third-largest city in Bavaria, after Munich and Nuremberg, with a population of 286,000. Augsburg is Germany’s third oldest city, being founded by the Romans as Augusta Vindelicorum, named after the Roman emperor Augustus. Augsburg lies at the convergence of the Alpine rivers Lech and Wertach and on the Singold. The oldest part of the city and the southern quarters are on the northern foothills of a high terrace, which emerged between the steep rim of the hills of Friedberg in the east and the upper elevations of the west. In the south extends the Lechfeld, an Outwash plain of rare primaeval landscapes. The Augsburg city forest and the Lech valley heaths today rank among the most species-rich middle European habitats, with the vast forestland of the Augsburg Western Woods. The city itself is also heavily greened. As a result, in 1997 Augsburg was the first German city to win the Europe-wide contest Entente Florale for Europe’s greenest and most livable city. Credit: Wikipedia.
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