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Address: Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
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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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Beautiful & interesting spot

The Fuggerei is charming & interesting. The site is lovely, well marked & the information is in English as well as German. We loved being there - the church is particularly... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2015
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London
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

The Fuggerei is charming & interesting. The site is lovely, well marked & the information is in English as well as German. We loved being there - the church is particularly beautiful & the bomb bunker museum is fascinating & the information very well presented.

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Ibadan, Nigeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

This is an excellent showpiece of social caring system. I was impressed with the excellent layout of the street and houses. Some of the houses serves as museum for the old and present condition of the rooms. the model of the present rooms is quite luxurious and it is impressive that the vision of the scheme is still been kept.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is an important place to visit: it will show us how social systems developed in the early days. It may remind you of the Heiligen-Geist-HHospital in Lübeck. Very interesting is the place also due to the fact that will learn that the grand grand father of W A Mozart lived in the Fuggerei.

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Flowers on the houses makes me impressed when I go to inside the Fuggerei social settlement.This is educational place. I learnt how they were living in this area . A few houses are using as a museum so we can understand how is organize the inside of the houses. Some people are still living in these houses with some rules.... More 

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glasgow
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

This is the first social housing development and I know nothing of the history. However the excellent museum tells the story of the Fugger family who were bankers to the Holy Roman Emperor. Mozart's great grandfather lived in the Fuggerei which contains streets of small houses which were lived in by needy families. Nowadays retired people live here. There is... More 

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Sible Hedingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

We know people live here, but the attitude of the lady on the ticket desk was very forbidding and unwelcoming. The buildings and history are worth persevering with if you are content not to take photos.

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Bromborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

The Fuggerei is well worth a visit while in Augsburg. The World's oldest social housing which is still in use today. Each apartment has a kitchen,bathroom,bedroom and living room. Ground floor apartments also have a garden including a shed all for under €1 rent per year (and a couple of prayers a day!) One ground floor apartment is unoccupied which... More 

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Macau, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

In August we arrived at the main entrance of Fuggerei sometime before 19:30 hoping that we could still see something. We were glad to find that its closing time was 20:00. When we entered, an old lady called us back from a room. So I told her that we would like to buy a ticket inside. She said (in German)... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Of course, nothing is a MUST-SEE. But the Fuggerei was, to me, a fascinating example of the earliest in public housing and planned community, built in the 16th Century and still operating. Its original goal was to provide low-cost housing for Catholics who had to promise to pray three times per day in order to live here. Sponsored by the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We loved walking around here and seeing all the details. Really worth doing when in Augsburg. AA bit of history that is continuing.

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