Augsburg is a very impressive city, given its current size. However, when you get to know its history, it is no wonder that you can see clear glimpses of its former past. The town goes back to the Roman times but it became especially powerful in the 16th century, as a banking centre. The Fugger banking family, especially, was extremely powerful and played a central part in royal power games. Augsburg is a UNESCO World Heritage city.

In September we went again and this time we went around more and also visited Schaezlerpalais, a former residence of the Liebert banking family. The Rococo ballroom is quite interesting though it is very much over-the-top richly decorated. The palace also has a nice collection of paintings