Today I have a day off and we have another beautiful hot summer day in Germany. So I decided to go into town and show up at my LYS.
Here are some pictures which I made during my way.
The “Weberhaus” is the former guildhall of the weavers of Augsburg. It was first build in 1386 and rebuilded in 1913.
Look here for more information about the frescos and the history of the Weberhaus. (in german language).
Nearby the Weberhaus there is my beloved Mercury. Behind it you see a part of the Church of St. Maurice.
Mercury is on top of a fountain in the centre of our city. The statue has been modelled by Adriaen de Vries between 1596 and 1599 and made of bronze by Wolfgang Neidhardt.
The Fuggerdenkmal shows Hans Jakob Fugger, a member of the well-known merchant-family Fugger from Augsburg. He was born in 1516 and died 1575.
The Town hall
Our town hall was first build in 1615 by Elias Holl. For more information look here.
The “Perlachturm” was originally built as a watchtower in the 10th century. Nowadays it is part of an ensemble with our town hall and a landmark of our city.
On the place before the Town Hall you will find the “Augustusbrunnen” Augsburg has its name by this roman imperator. The Augustusbrunnen is one of the grandeur fountains in the city of Augsburg but you will find about 100 more. It was modelled by Hubert Gerhard between 1588 and 1594.
The statue of Augustus is about 2,5 m high and is made of bronze. It shows the imperator at the age of about 50 and he raises his right hand for the “adlocutio” the allocution to the soldiers.
Beneath the feet of Augustus there are these Hermas. They are symbolising opulence and prosperity.
Four statues are on the edge of the basin. They are symbolising the 4 rivers of Augsburg.
Lech is symbolising shipping, hunting, the woods and the abundance of fish. His attributes are pine cone, wolfskin and rudder.
Brunnenbach also points to fishing. His attributes are a garland of oak leaves, a net and a fish.
Singold symbolises gardening and gold-smithery. Her attributes are a little crown and a necklace. She has a horn of plenty in her left filled with fruits and a decorated jug in her right.
The Wertach with her garland of corn and her gear wheel is symbolising the peasantry, the cultivation of land, the mills and the hammer mills and pumping stations.
The 4 statues are also linked with the four seasons, the female for spring and summer, the male for autumn and winter.
Here is my way to a lovely little jewelry shop owned by a friend of mine.
Here is some of her outdoor decoration
And of her indoor decoration
Here is something new she is selling, handmade rings with felted wool as topping and it is sold in this glass. Sorry for the reflections.
Nearby her little shop is the Holbeinhaus, which is a museum. I have not seen the actual exhibition by now, but this is the entrance of the museum, showing an archway made out of wood.
After having a little rest and a lovely chat with Patricia I went on to my LYS, where I bought some Rowan Fine Art.
And finally I have to have a refreshment at my preferred confectionary.
You see, I have had a lovely day. How was your day?
11 thoughts on “Summer in the City”
Amazing architecture! I loved visiting your home town with you. What a fabulous day out 🙂
Thank you do much Claire! I love to live here, you always be surrounded with ancient things. And because I live in the central part of the city I’m near the canals, the buildings and places. But as you see my hometown has also hidden places and sometimes you are thinking you are on the countyside, cause it’s so quiet there!
So wonderful Konrad. I loved this post. The architecture and fountains and statues and streets and the sweet all look lovely. But please confess …. Just one skein of yarn??????
Cindi, they only have a little stock by now, and they do not offer any winter yarns at the moment. In Bavaria the summer vacations started this week, I guess they will not sell the yarns before September, so I have to wait!
What a great tour Konrad! I’m with Cindi – come on, you bought more than one skein of yarn didn’t you?
I have just added your town to my “one day I want to travel to” list…..you are very lucky to live in such a beautiful, magical place!
Yes Anne, I love it and I don’t want to live in another place!
A wonderful town, Konrad! I love old cities with their historian character. And small ways, away from the hustle. This town has magic!
Thank you so much Annegret. I love to live here in my hometown and I don’t want to live anywhere else.
Thanks for the tour!
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