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Address: Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +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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This is not a museum

The Fuggerei is the oldest social housing in the world and it runs today the same way as it did in the 1500's. We visited midday on a Saturday and the place was not crowded. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The Fuggerei is the oldest social housing in the world and it runs today the same way as it did in the 1500's. We visited midday on a Saturday and the place was not crowded. The place is clean as a whistle and the houses are in perfect condition. The area is 5 mins away from the city center. There's... More 

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Augsburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

About 500 years old - the first "village" in town for the poor (and believing) ones. A flat as it was and one as it is nowadays is is shown. And much information about the Fugger family displayed. I like most just to walk around and enjoy the whole pittoresque scenery, such as the 100 year old wine along the... More 

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Montpellier, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This complex is wonderful, and the houses are so sweet - perfect for a single person and still entirely fit for purpose. Take the time to walk around, and also to visit the underground museum in the gardens, well worth it.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fascinating museum but also a place where people live, so respect this when wandering around. Lots of useful and interesting notice boards in several languages which give you an insight into the past and present. You can also pick up a leaflet at the entrance with a map which shows the locations of the notice boards and places of interest.... More 

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Martinsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Fuggerei carries a unique story. The grounds are very nice, and you get to see a model apartment as well as the bunker that is located on the grounds.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Not to be lost is the fact that Fugger established this community out of concern that his life's work would not gain him entry into heaven. Still, the concept is a noble one that has worked for nearly half a millennium.

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Thank DonPaulo
Immenstaad, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was an interesting visit of the first example of popular architecture in the world, people are still living there and you can visit an example of how houses were in the past and how they look like today. It is really well preserved. Probably is the most interesting visit you can do in Augsburg

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is another one of those places that's nice to stroll around on a sunny summer's day in Augsburg. For a small admission fee, you can wander around this historic social housing complex. There is a good museum explaining the background to the complex. You may see some of the elderly residents coming and going - it still operates as... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Fuggerei is the oldest example of social housing, and it is still fully inhabited. The place can be visited paying a modest ticket, of course it is not possible to enter the private apartments, but there are two model units showing the original plan and the modern arrangement respectively. Information in German, English and Italian are provided throughout the place.... More 

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La Massana, Andorra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Fuggerei is the worlds oldest Social Housing scheme. It was started by Jakob Fugger the Rich to help people in need with a roof over their head. Now this is still roughtly the same. To be able to live in the Fuggerei you have to be Catholic, from Augsburg and in need. The yearly rent is less than 1... More 

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