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“Social housing as it SHOULD be!”
Review of Fuggerei

Fuggerei
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Augsburg
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Owner description: The world's oldest social settlement, this estate houses 200 impoverished Catholic tenants.
England
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61 reviews
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“Social housing as it SHOULD be!”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

These houses were built in 1521 for the poor, Catholic citizens of Augsburg. Restored after the devastation during 1944, they are still impressive.

Visited August 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“A amazing little comunity”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Have a look at the house of Mozart's grandfather. One of the houses is set up as an open home and is intersting to walk through.

Visited July 2012
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England
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“The world's oldest social settlement.”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

This was the most amazing place! The Fugger brothers set this 'village' up as a place where the towns' poor could live without worrying about cost. They have to be poor without being in debt and be natives of the city. It was strange wandering about gawping as residents went about their business, but no one seemed to mind and it appeared they were used to it and took it as normal.
Perhaps they were glad of the relief of such inexpensive housing (about 88 cents a year) in a rather peaceful and quiet part of the city. Each little house had a small garden and there is a house you can visit. A must see if you're in Augsburg. I've not seen anwhere like it.

Visited August 2012
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Luxembourg
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“Unique idea”
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".

Visited July 2012
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“Very interesting”
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.

Visited June 2012
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