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Fuggerei

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First Ever Social Housing

This is great wee place to visit in the city of Augsburg. The History of this city is steeped in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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First housing project for the indigent in the world

Fugger was the richest man in history (with a net worth of 2% of the entire GDP of Europe in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The world's oldest social settlement, this estate houses 200 impoverished Catholic tenants.
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Jakoberstr. 26 | At the end of Vorderer Lech, 86152 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is great wee place to visit in the city of Augsburg. The History of this city is steeped in medieval history and also elements of modern history. The Fuggers were the merchants of Augsburg and created what is in effect the first ever social...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fugger was the richest man in history (with a net worth of 2% of the entire GDP of Europe in the 1500's.) He used part of his wealth to build Fuggerei, housing for poor Catholics who had to fulfill strict requirements. The renters paid the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice self guided tour, with lots of history. Three original apartments survived the bombing one of which you can walk through. Worth the few euros it costs.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect twist between history & and culture. A perfect photo spot as well. While you can walk around, you can enter into some house and get more information about the life over there. Very nice!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

I had read about the Fuggerei on Tripadvisor before arriving in Ausburg. It is signposted, but you still need to keep your eyes open! At the time of writing, it cost 4 Euros to enter. During the visit, you can see a museum showing how...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

We almost missed the fuggerei whilst walking around town. We paid a nominal fee to enter the area and it was so nice walking around these peaceful streets. There is the odd museum exhibit dotted within the area so it is an interesting place to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Had to visit this unique historical town within the town. Fascinating history with the ability to view a house in its original form and also one in its modern form. I could live here.... it is beautiful. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Visited here with some German friends who explained everything to me. It was quite nice, and was interesting to see a model of inside the houses. I would say it is a must go place!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

There are many other better places in Augsburg. This historic neighborhood is nice to visit but I didn’t enjoy that much. The tickets were expensive compared with the content of the tour.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank omeqdad
Reviewed August 28, 2018

A very nice walk in this historic quarter. You can breathe the spirit of the past century with a lot of open houses with old furniture and habits, but you can also imagine the horror of the second world war period in the bunker

Date of experience: August 2018
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Bruce W
September 22, 2018|
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Response from jannicel2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Bruce I was in Fuggerei, Augsburg as a tourist! I don’t live there! I am sure there are other options to find your friends! Either you go trough the embassy or if you have not tried that yet! Trough social medias... More
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deeku73
August 3, 2018|
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Good day! I am not from Augsburg. I went in Fuggerei for vacation . Just inquiere to German embassy for more information regarding your plan.
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June 1, 2018|
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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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Amandabreck
Destin, Florida
Stop in Augsburg? (5 Replies)
We are traveling from Rothenburg back to Munich on Saturday. Noticed train schedule we go right through Augsburg. Is this worth a stop? Fuggerei seems interesting. How far is this from train station? Walkable?
September 08, 2009|
Response fromBlandineForberg|
Augsburg, one of the richest and most powerful imperial cities from the middle ages to the end of the Empire in 1806, has a notable amount of remarkable, mostly renaissance architecture. The Fuggerei and the Golden Hall in the majestic city hall are the two best-known sights. I'd also like to mention the cathedral (Dom), the church of St Ulrich and Afra, the wide market street that connects the two, the church of St Anna where Luther once stayed. Augsburg's old town is rather large. It is...More
TraeholtDK
Aarhus, Denmark
Passau Christkindlmarkt from Munich? (2 Replies)
I am staying in Munich for a week in December. I am planning to do day trips using Bayern-Ticket (max 2 1/2 hours from Munich) to other Christmas markets. I like art and crafts so museum visits are also on my agenda. I am thinking about Passau. Please sell me on Passau. Or should I wait a year because of the flooding this summer? I am also considering Augsburg to visit Die Fuggerei. Other suggestions? Thank you.
November 17, 2013|
Response fromBlandineForberg|
Here is a bit about what I did last year in Advent: Passau: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/7269/ Landshut: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/a997/ Regensburg: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/6664/ Check the "local customs" tips about the Christmas markets, "Things to do" about sights.