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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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A step back in history.Small but interesting.

This neighbourhood is small, just a few streets connecting. Interesting because the museum is in a bunker. You can visit a modelhouse to get a real life impression of the... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Soest, The Netherlands
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Soest, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This neighbourhood is small, just a few streets connecting. Interesting because the museum is in a bunker. You can visit a modelhouse to get a real life impression of the proportions. It is cool to walk around. A nice to do.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I was very impressed with the historical and social value of this place. Definitely a must visit place if you're in Augsburg. Try the restaurant as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Very interested in this communal housing project, visited on a walking tour with inspection of a home and facilities.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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553 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Interesting rather than sensational. Ticket seller wasn't very friendly. Poor people still live there for 1 Euro a year and subject to praying three times a day. Each doorbell is a different shape to distinguish them in the dark.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I came here on a visit to a friend who lives in Augsburg in August of this year. It's a fascinating living landmark, the oldest social settlement in Europe still houses residents. Originally started as housing for the poor, the Fuggerei endured through multiple wars and social and economical changes in the world around it. It's entirely doable as a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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890 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

What a far sighted man was Jacob Fugger whose name, buildings & emblem is so prominent in this city. The rules & regulations Jacob set out that govern the occupants are very interesting to read. The actual joined houses are well kept. One is where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's great grand father lived & is the entry to the Museum where... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great hour to spend in Augsburg. Very interesting history. Really this is a singular tour that you can't get anywhere else in the world. Totally worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 

1 Thank Cor8252015
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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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