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Schaezlerpalais

The Schaetzlerpalais, a baroque palace of the banker Liebert from Liebenhofen, was built according to plans of the Munich court architect Lespilliez from 1765 to 1770 and is said to be the most impressive achievement of the Rococo era in Augsburg. It is famous for its 23 meter long ballroom with woodcarving, stucco, wall mirrors and a ceiling fresco of Gregorio Guglielmi. In 1821, Baron Johann Lorenz Schaezler acquired the palace, which remained in the family estate as Schaezlerhaus until 1958. It was later given to the city of Augsburg with the condition to never sell the building and to use it exclusively for cultural purposes. The building is a registered historic monument declared by the State of Bavaria.

For more information, please visit: http://www.kunstsammlungen-museen.augsburg.de/index.php?id=20164

 

 

Mozarthaus (Mozart House)

The Mozart house in Augsburg is the birthplace of Leopold Mozart, the father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and displays the history of Mozart’s family. Leopold Mozart was a composer and vice bandmaster. His violin textbook published in 1756 earned him a reputation in Europe in the area of music pedagogy. He was also the discoverer and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The exhibition in the Mozart house is dedicated to the Mozart family and includes books, handwritten letters, sheets of notes and music instruments.

For more information, please visit: http://www.augsburg.de/kultur/museen-galerien/mozarthaus/

 

 

Bertolt Brecht Haus (Bertolt Brecht House)

The Bertolt Brecht House is the birthplace of one of Germany’s most famous authors, Bertolt Brecht. It has been turned into a museum and memorial site for the dramatist and displays valuable original texts, a stage design and art works of Caspar Neher, Paul Hamann and Waldemar Grzimek.

For more information, please visit: http://www.augsburg.de/kultur/museen-galerien/brechthaus/

 

 

tim, Bayerisches Textil- und Industriemuseum (Augsburg textile and industry museum)

The Augsburg textile and industry museum known by its acronym tim is a museum in the Augsburger Kammgarnspinnerei, a former worsted spinning mill. In the nineteenth century, Augsburg was the center of a thriving textile industry in the nineteenth century. After the mill had been restored in 2010, it reopened as a museum displaying the complete production cycle: from raw materials to designer fashion.

For more information, please visit: http://www.timbayern.de/