County of Augsburg

The county of Augsburg is where global leaders in carbon technology meet expanding logistics hubs and robust medium-sized enterprises. And after an honest day's work, where better to relax and unwind than in the gently rolling hills of Swabia's only nature reserve?

 

 

 

More than 240,00 people live in 46 towns, market towns and communities in this, the third-largest county in Bavaria in terms of population. The world-renowned Fugger, Mozart and Ganghofer families wrote cultural history here. The region is sometimes termed "Swabia's Mozartville", because more than 600 people bearing this illustrious name have lived here in 30 villages since the 15th century. Alongside their unquestioned musical abilities, the Mozarts in Augsburg and the surrounding region are known above all for their architectural and construction skills. Hans Georg Mozart, a brother of Wolfgang Amadeus' great-grandfather, rose to prominence as master builder at the Augsburg cathedral chapter.

Extensive wooded areas and rolling hills give much of the Augsburg countryside its characteristic flavor. More than 2,500 km of clearly signposted cycle paths and hiking trails facilitate exploration of the "Western Woods" – the only nature reserve in Swabia. Partially hidden behind the bushes stands Oberschönenfeld Abbey, the oldest Cistercian convent still in existence in Germany. Its bread baked in wood-fired ovens is known well beyond the region. The business and financial empire founded by the Fuggers has its origins in Lechfeld, to the south, while a trip out to the picturesque Thierhaupten and Holzen Abbeys in the north is definitely worthwhile.

Having teamed up with the city of Augsburg, the county of Aichach-Friedberg, research institutes and big-name companies, the county of Augsburg is well on the way to positioning itself as a resource efficiency hotspot whose focal point is the Augsburg Innovation Park. The county of Augsburg has an extensive traffic and transport infrastructure, including the A8 freeway to Munich and Ulm/Stuttgart, the A96 to Lindau and Munich, the B17 national highway heading south toward Füssen, the B2 due north to Donauwörth and Nuremberg and connecting to the A7, and the B300 in the direction of Ingolstadt. Resident companies that are well-known beyond the county's borders include SGL Carbon in Meitingen (a global market leader in fiber composite technology), Müller Milch in Fischach, the Amazon, DHL and Lidl logistical centers in Graben, Schöffel (outerwear) in Schwabmünchen and Deuter (backpacks) in Gersthofen.

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Who to contact

Martina Baur

Augsburg County Administration Office
Economic Development

Phone: +49 (0)821 31022196
E-mail: martina.baur@no-spam-pleaselra-a.bayern.de

Ulrich Gerhardt

Augsburg County Administration Office
County Commissioner's Office/Economic Affairs and Climate Protection

Phone: +49 (0)821 31022303
E-mail:  ulrich.gerhardt@no-spam-pleaselra-a.bayern.de

Heidi Heuchler

Augsburg County Administration Office
Press Officer

 

Phone: +49 (0)821 31022283
E-mail:pressestelle@no-spam-pleaselra-a.bayern.de