History of Augsburg

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Augsburg is more than 2.000 years old, making it the oldest city in Bavaria and the second oldest in Germany. By order of the Emperor Augustus, its Celtic inhabitants, the Vindelici, were overthrown in 15 BC and the Roman city Augusta Vindelicum was founded. This is where Augsburg got its name. More than 400 years of being part of the Roman Empire formed the city's early cultural and economic development, also because of its convenient location at the meeting of the rivers Lech and Wertach, with access to the most important Alpine passes. The "Via Claudia", part of the Roman road leading from Augsburg to Venice, remains open today as a bicycle and hiking trail for tourists...

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