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Fuggerei

Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 821 3198810
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Good lesson for the rest of the world

I was pleased to see how people with lesser means had been and still are taken care of. It was very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy K
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Huntersville, North Carolina
Nice interesting sight

It's great to see such a sight still going strong in this day and age. I enjoyed the self guided... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
detour627
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Singapore, Singapore
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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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“social housing” (58 reviews)
“fugger family” (27 reviews)
“live here” (12 reviews)
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Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleased to see how people with lesser means had been and still are taken care of. It was very nice and well kept though I wondered how the people who live there think about tourist walking by their front doors and their gardens....More

Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's great to see such a sight still going strong in this day and age. I enjoyed the self guided tour. I went first thing in the morning when it wasn't crowded so I believe that helped. I liked the WW2 exhibit and the lovely...More

1  Thank detour627
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and worth visiting, but not much to do other than walk around reading. Would be better on a sunny day I suspect.

Thank Lorne H
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Remembering when I first visited the place, there was neither an entrance fee, neither a restaurant nor do I remember people in the quarter. For sure it must be strange living in Fuggerei, for you have to act a bit like being in a human...More

1  Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

WE like this place a lot. They have great hamburgers and good wine. The vendors sell Christmas trees here and we often celebrate Christmas drinks with friends & Co.

Thank Mark Anthony O
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

For me, the number 1 activity in Augsburg. This was the first social complex built in the World, and though it was destroyed during the WWII, it is still being used nowadays. Very interesting displays and info as you walk along the site.

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

FUGGEREI the world oldest social housing complex and still in use located in the city of Augsburg 20 mins walking from the Rathaus square. Fugger family was the founder village. Housing units in this area consists f 45 to 65 square metre (500–700 square foot)...More

Thank Xeskiest C
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

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

1  Thank jayko2018
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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

2  Thank rosal2561
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Reviewed 2 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!

1  Thank MissMable17
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Response from Xeskiest C | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course, all nationalities are welcome, in your case it’s better to inquire in any German embassy in your country for more assistance and complete information.
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