Tower in Augsburg

Perlachturm, Augsburg
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The Perlachturm is a historic tower located in the city of Augsburg, Germany. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Augsburg and is considered an important symbol of the city. The tower was built in the 10th century as part of the city’s fortifications and was extensively renovated in the 14th and 15th centuries. It features a distinctive Gothic style and a unique onion-shaped dome at the top. The Perlachturm served a number of functions over the centuries, including as a watchtower, a bell tower, and a symbol of the city’s power and wealth. It was also used to announce important events, such as fires, invasions, and coronations.

Today, the Perlachturm is open to the public and visitors can climb to the top for panoramic views of Augsburg and the surrounding area. The tower also houses a small museum that provides information about the history of the tower and the city of Augsburg. In 1985, in honour of the 2000th anniversary of Augsburg, a carillon was mounted on the tower – a musical instrument imitating bell tinkling after Mozart’s melody. It plays four times a day on Perlachturm – at 11, 12, 17 and 18 o’clock.

The Perlachturm is a popular attraction in Augsburg and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. It is also an important cultural landmark and is used as a venue for various events throughout the year, including concerts, exhibitions, and festivals.

The Perlachturm appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Augsburg!

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Visiting Perlachturm


Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00

Address: Perlachturm, Rathausplatz, Augsburg, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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