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Augsberg


From Nuremburg it would have been a straightforward journey for Bargrave to Augsburg. This was originally a Roman settlement, capital of the Roman province of Rhaetia and close to the Alpine region through which Bargrave travelled.

Given its strategic location in south-west Bavaria, on the trade routes to and from Italy, the city became a major trading centre in the Middle Ages. It produced large quantities of woven goods, cloth and textiles, and was the base for the Fugger banking empire. However, like Nuremburg the city suffered significantly during the Thirty Years War and was probably still feeling the effects of the War when Bargrave travelled through shortly afterwards.

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