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Fuggerei

Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 821 3198810
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Fantastic experience...due to interaction with resident

We reached there on Christmas Eve, and found the information center closed at the city hall. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
smartstreamer
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Louisville, KY, USA
Interesting history

It’s quite fabulous what Mr Fugger accomplished! It’s great to find out about the history of many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah T G
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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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Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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
Reviewed 18 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

Thank Linda F
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

Thank LeeLoves2Travel
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is an amazing social housing project with none of the bad vibes often seen in projects in North America. The annual rent is one Euro. On the tour you get a chance to see one of the units. Very clean and quiet. Mozart's grandfather...More

Thank 800Bobbo
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We just had to stop in here again on this trip. The church is beautiful. They have one apartment that is open for viewing so people can see what a modern inside might look like. There is a small museum apartment as well. There is...More

Thank Susan Q
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Interesting to see how this concept was created 500 years a go. You can even enter a demo house to see how it is like.

Thank tiagocn
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The Fuggers was the dominant family in Augsburg for centuries. They built all these house in order to offer poor people cheap and good housing. There is also a ww2 museum inside.

Thank SDR59
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Privately organised social housing. Perhaps Augsburg's equivalent of UK/'s Peabody estate etc Small attractive historic terraced houses on an estate. A large proportion of income derived from visitors One house arranged as a museum. As name suggests set up by the Fugger family of bankers....More

Thank decline421
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