Augsburg from Roman Times to Present Day
From the Roman Empire to the present day Augsburg has been through waves of transformation, but preserved its historical core over more than 20 centuries. The center of the city still bears the signs of Romans, boasts the Augsburg-style Rococo, carries evidence of philanthropy from the age of Renaissance. The Augsburg Confession presented at the Diet of Augsburg in 1530 became the primary document of the Lutheran Faith. Augsburg is also famous for its two patrician families Fugger and Welser who patronized art, sculpture and music and gave rise to the city in the 15th and 16th centuries as the creative center.