Waterworks in Augsburg

Our water tour illuminates the world's unique water management system of Augsburg . It is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves into Augsburg's past as a thriving business location. Augsburg was one of the first cities with urban drinking water supply. Along the numerous waterways of Augsburg, past artfully decorated fountains, water towers and industrial monuments, the tour winds through the old city to the waterworks at Stadtmetzg. Learn why Augsburg water industry received an award as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Did you know?

On August 10, 1893 a loud bang at the Augsburg Machine factory marked the beginning of a new era - it was the first time Rudolph Diesel powered up his new engine. The goal of the experiment was to achieve higher efficiency than that of the steam engine popular at the time. The first diesel engine couldn't run on its own and used peanut oil as fuel, but after a few iterations it showed double the efficiency of the steam engine and commercial success followed.

Did you know?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fell in love with his cousin Maria Anna Thekla Mozart from Augsburg when he was 21. His love letters to Maria, preserved till today, testify to a very intimate relationship. Known as "Bäsle Briefe", Mozart’s letters are striking for their abundance of obscene jokes and bedroom humor which was so dirty that it had to be censored from the letters when they were published in 1914.
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