The Bavarian town of Friedberg was a prehistoric settlement that flourished in Roman times and again in the later Renaissance.

It is situated about 35 miles (55 km) from Munich and 5 miles (8 km) from Augsburg.


Now a vibrant town of around 30,000 inhabitants, it spills beyond its medieval walls in a colourful blend of gabled houses, shops, towers and churches set in an undulating farmland landscape.

The town lies on the “Romantic Road”, a famous tourist route linking the vineyards of Würzburg to the mountain foothills of Fussen.