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Welcome to Augsburg


The largest town along the Romantic Road, Augsburg is also among the oldest cities in Germany with a history stretching back 2,000 years. Established as a Roman trading post, the city has been an important site for religion, politics and the military throughout its life. The city has many interesting buildings, including several ornately decorated churches and baroque houses. Augsburg is also known for its traditional German restaurants, and is a popular stop both on the Romantic Road and on journeys to the Bavarian Alps in the south.

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German is the official language. English is also widely spoken and understood.

The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents. ATMs and exchange bureaux are widely available. The major credit cards are becoming more widely accepted in many large shops, hotels and restaurants, although Germans themselves prefer to carry cash. Travellers cheques are best cashed at exchange bureaux, as banks often won't change them. The quickest and most convenient way to change money is to obtain cash from one of the ATM machines that are ubiquitous features on all German streets. Banks are closed on weekends, but exchange bureaux at airports and main railway stations are open daily from 6am to 10pm.

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