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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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The Fuggerei s the world's oldest social housing complex. I grew-up in the Augsburg area and cannot say enough that this city is so full of historic buildings and stories. With... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Augsburg offers a great series of historical visits, and this is an essential part of a day in the City. The buildings are still al in day to day use yet also make for a fascinating historical insight. The exhibits relating to WW2 are also a very interesting and moving addition. Very close to the City Centre, and takes only... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Fuggerei s the world's oldest social housing complex. I grew-up in the Augsburg area and cannot say enough that this city is so full of historic buildings and stories. With historic buildings, I am talking way before the discovery of America. For example, Augsburg was founded in 4 B.C.; Augsburg and its vicinity is full of history, and while... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Offers a vivid picture of poorer people's life during the renaissance. Very impressive how the foundation of one family offers crucial help for so many people over centuries.

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Milano
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you find yourself in Augsburg, with a little time to spare, then do yourself a favour and go visit the Fuggerei settlement, the oldest social housing project existing in the world today! Founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger, the settlement is still in use today, laying testament to the charitable cause of providing housing assistance to the... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was the world's first social housing complex and is still in use today. We had a fascinating visit and learned a lot about social history and living conditions. Staff were very happy to answer our questions.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Was a fantastic insight into past and present. Very informative and historical but still used today. Would recommend a visit here.

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washington, dc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Historic stop if you visit Augsburg. You see a peaceful medieval social settlement, as well as, a WWII bunker on the property. I now live in the city and have an annual pass to take all my visitors to the Fuggerei.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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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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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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