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The Perlach Tower (Perlachturm)

The Perlach Tower (Perlachturm)
The Perlach Tower (Perlachturm) in Ausburg

Along with the Town Hall, the Perlach Tower is the most recognizable symbol of Augsburg. The tower rises over the 1182-built collegiate church of St. Peter on Perlach. In the course of building the neighboring Town Hall, architect Elias Holl had it erected in 1614. The tower stands 70 m (230 ft) high and is equipped with a carillon and onion dome.

Every year on September 29th (the Feast of St. Michael and all Angels) the children of Augsburg delight in the Turamichelefest. Every hour on the hour, a small door in the tower opens and two mechanical figures come out. As the bell strikes, the figure of St. Michael defeats the dragon with a thrust of his spear.

For a commanding view of the surrounding countryside, one can climb the 261 steps to the top of the tower. The particularly sporty participate each year in the “Perlachturm Run”, a challenge to see who is the quickest to the top.

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