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Address: Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 821 3198810
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The world's oldest social settlement, this estate houses 200 impoverished...

The world's oldest social settlement, this estate houses 200 impoverished Catholic tenants.

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Very interesting!

This is the oldest social settlement in the world and we did have a guide take us through it with interesting stories throughout. The museum is also interesting and you can see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is the oldest social settlement in the world and we did have a guide take us through it with interesting stories throughout. The museum is also interesting and you can see where Mozart's grandfather lived too. Definitely worth a visit when in Augsburg!

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Lissone, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The story of these little lovely houses is inspiring and fascinating. The fact that a rich bankers dediced to build homes for the poor should be of example to many of today´s finance consultants…

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you are in Augsburg and have an interest in history or social housing, this is the place. This is the first social housing project on record in the West and it is still functioning to this day. Amazing. You can visit the compound, visit a model apartment and an exhibition on the site during WWII.

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Soest, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This neighbourhood is small, just a few streets connecting. Interesting because the museum is in a bunker. You can visit a modelhouse to get a real life impression of the proportions. It is cool to walk around. A nice to do.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I was very impressed with the historical and social value of this place. Definitely a must visit place if you're in Augsburg. Try the restaurant as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Very interested in this communal housing project, visited on a walking tour with inspection of a home and facilities.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Interesting rather than sensational. Ticket seller wasn't very friendly. Poor people still live there for 1 Euro a year and subject to praying three times a day. Each doorbell is a different shape to distinguish them in the dark.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I came here on a visit to a friend who lives in Augsburg in August of this year. It's a fascinating living landmark, the oldest social settlement in Europe still houses residents. Originally started as housing for the poor, the Fuggerei endured through multiple wars and social and economical changes in the world around it. It's entirely doable as a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

What a far sighted man was Jacob Fugger whose name, buildings & emblem is so prominent in this city. The rules & regulations Jacob set out that govern the occupants are very interesting to read. The actual joined houses are well kept. One is where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's great grand father lived & is the entry to the Museum where... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great hour to spend in Augsburg. Very interesting history. Really this is a singular tour that you can't get anywhere else in the world. Totally worth it.

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