Augsburg was home to several prominent bankers and merchants, including Jakob Fugger. And the city's easy access to water made it an important industrial center in the late 19th century.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants enhanced controls for travelers arriving from Switzerland following the killing of a boy at Frankfurt's railway station. Opposition politicians have accused him of populism.
Altogether 170 costumed participants are traveling a historical route often used by German merchants in past centuries. Dozens of horses are also involved in the two-week reenactment.
Bavaria captivates tourists with its rustic traditions, royal palaces, and, of course, the Alps.
Whether hiking in the mudflats of the North Sea coast or horse riding in the Lüneburger Heide heath- Niedersachsen is considered a top holiday destination in Germany because of its diversity of landscapes.
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