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Fuggerei

Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 821 3198810
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A visit not to be missed the legacy left by the Fugger family operates to this day.

This is a must experiance place in Augsburg - The history of its foundation formed by the Fugger... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jayko2018
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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The Fuggerei is the world's oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
rosal2561
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Augsburg, Germany
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The world's oldest social settlement, this estate houses 200 impoverished Catholic tenants.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fugger family” (25 reviews)
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Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must experiance place in Augsburg - The history of its foundation formed by the Fugger family is just fascintating. Operating still today looking after the less fortunate in life. While there visit the underground shelter from WW2. You will find around Augsburg...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The Fuggerei is the world's oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes its name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as "Jakob Fugger...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The Worlds first social housing estate, that people now live in! So interesting and great to walk around, information available from impacts from aspects across the history spectrum since its fruition v interesting a must visit!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Wonderful example of Medieval and later philanthropy. One of these houses for the poor was lived in by a bricklayer named Mozart, grandfather of the composer. It was badly bombed by the Allies and the descendants of the founder Fugger collected the money between them...More

1  Thank simonrA6064FX
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is one of the more unusual historic sites I've seen in Germany. And it's not just historic, it's a living community. Walk through slowly and feel the environment. Read all of the plaques and feel the history. Then go through the historic and current...More

1  Thank fcfrag
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We reached there on Christmas Eve, and found the information center closed at the city hall. We decided to opt for a drink at stall that seemed to have been erected there for the season. Tired of drinking gluwein by now, I opted to ask...More

3  Thank smartstreamer
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

It’s quite fabulous what Mr Fugger accomplished! It’s great to find out about the history of many different country’s and people and how things have changed, and haven’t changed throughout the years.

Thank Sarah T G
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

A part of the city with an interesting history. Small houses covering more than a block. A quiet place to stroll around a morning when the city wakes up. Do not miss to read the sign on the buildings.

Thank ResenarSverige
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The Fuggerei is well worth a visit. It is the world’s oldest social housing complex still in use. A lot of it was destroyed during WWII but they have rebuilt it in its original style. The underground bunker where the people sheltered during WWII is...More

3  Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We went to Fuggerei twice as it was near our accommodation, once on a walking tour from the Tourist Information office (highly recommended) and again in the evening. it is very calm and peaceful with some quiet places where you can sit and reflect on...More

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