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Review of Fuggerei

Fuggerei
Ranked #1 of 77 things to do in Augsburg
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Owner description: The world's oldest social settlement, this estate houses 200 impoverished Catholic tenants.
Reviewed July 29, 2012

It's unique - don't miss the opportunity to visit this place. I felt a little bit uncomfortable when i saw people living there - some of them were observing us from the windows without exposing themselves... But this only reminded me that "sic transit gloria mundi".

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Great housing for the poor of Augsburg set up centuries ago by the well to do Fugger brothers. Must be Augsburg residents to qualify. Very socially responsible project.

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

takes you back in time. if you are around, cannot skip it. it is amazing there are some people who still live there.

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

If you are visiting Augsburg for the first time, you have to visit this little village in the center of Augsburg. It is beautifully conserved and has a very interesting history (see some of the reviews below).

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Reviewed May 18, 2012

In 1521 Jacob Függer the Rich founded this social settlement for Augsburgers in need. The yearly rent nowadays is still the equivalent of a Rhenish Guilder that is € 0,88. The tenants must be Catholic, have lived in Augsburg at lease for two years, and be poor without being in debt, and apart from paying the € 088 yearly rent must pray three times a day for the founders family, and be in before 22 hours or pay a fine of one years rent. The housing estate has been heavily damaged in the bombing of 1945, but was rebuild soon afterward. One of the houses is a model house and can be visited. The houses have been upgraded to modern standard, and are quite comfortable. An interesting visit of this old quarter of Augsburg.

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