Germany off the beaten track

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While Italy to the south was bustling with the influence of Renaissance ideals on art, architecture, literature and philosophy, Germany was busy with its own revolution of sorts with the Protestant Reformation. This preoccupation left little room for widespread "rebirth" in the country, though examples are found in southern Germany due to Italian influences as well as a few isolated examples in the far north.

It was during the Renaissance, though, that Augsburg really bloomed. The majesty of the period is still very much alive in the architecture of the monumental "Rathaus" (Town Hall), considered the most important secular Renaissance structure north of the Alps.

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