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Fuggerei

Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 821 3198810
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Best seen through a tour from local Tourist Office at mosdest cost

This is an amazing social housing project with none of the bad vibes often seen in projects in... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
800Bobbo
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Thornbury, Canada
Fuggerei

We just had to stop in here again on this trip. The church is beautiful. They have one apartment... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Susan Q
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Parker, Colorado
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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” (57 reviews)
“fugger family” (25 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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"interesting place"
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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

1  Thank 800Bobbo
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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

2  Thank Susan Q
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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.

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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.

1  Thank SDR59
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Reviewed 14 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

1  Thank decline421
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Lovely visiting, it is actually a very nice place and the little museum they have there is amazing, for anybody interested in history a must see

Thank Gabriella S
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We came to this attraction on a conducted tour but it has excellent dual language signage thatwould enable an independent visitor to fully understand the history and social significance of this experiment in lifting citizens out of poverty. Found the distinctive bell pulls a minor...More

Thank garjon47
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The place is very nice and comfortable. One can walk throughout the streets calmy and take a glance of how is it like to be one of the residents entering the model house. The Fuggerei also tells a bit more of the events about WWII...More

Thank Jonathan A
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

This was a great place to visit. There is a war time bunker here with interesting material. This social housing area is village like and has some interesting buildings. Two of the houses are open for visitors showing how it would have looked originally and...More

Thank dreaminofnextholiday
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place to visit. A lovely enclave in the heart of the city dedicated to the welfare of the elderly.

Thank Brian8008
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