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Fuggerei, Augsburg

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Fuggerei is the oldest social housing project in the world, set up in the 16th century. Explore the walled enclave, and visit the model home to see what the houses look like inside. A visit to the museum, Catholic church, and a World War II bunker is included with your admission. In the museum, see what the apartments looked like when they were built more than 400 years ago, and learn more about the ethos of this project. Make sure to stop for a coffee and slice of cake in the restaurant. Guided tours are available. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Augsburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fuggerei and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 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...  more »
  • An own small city within a city. Everything is very neat and clean. For hundreds of years, the oldest social settlement works. You can visit an apartment. Everything is very small for today's standards. A visit is worthwhile in any case.
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  • Fuggerei is the oldest known social housing project in the world. Promoted by Jakob Fugger at the beginning of the 16th century. Considered by many the man of the world richest of all time and the first global financial, an altruistic way social housing project developed a residential area with social housing for the poor in Augsburg.
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