Erasmus: Augsburg and water

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After a stimulating exchange about their mindmaps, the students were taken on a guided Augsburg city tour on the topic of water. Since 2019 Augsburg is Unesco World Heritage Site because of its Water Management System which is over 800 years old. It stands for the responsible way the Augsburg population deals with the precious commodity of water and the associated technical innovations. This includes above all the strict separation of drinking and process water at an early stage. The reason was the awareness that pure spring water from the city forest is very important for our health. Since 1416 the Augsburg fountain masters developed pump systems which supplied those parts of the city situated at slightly higher altitudes. These and other groundbreaking technical innovation were implemented in Augsburg and aroused great interest internationally. As Augsburg is a member of the Blue Community the tour also dealt with questions such as how to protect the drinking water and how to protect and revitalize the two main rivers of Augsburg.

The first day of the program concluded with a visit to the Weltladen (Fair Trade Shop) Augsburg with live coffee roasting. There, the students learned more about Fair Trade and the concept of a Weltladen.

On the next day, a more relaxing cultural programme awaited them with a bus excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle and the town of Füssen. But first, our guests were welcomed at Augsburg City Hall.

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erstellt am: 22.06.2023 von Julia Kabatas

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