The world's oldest social housing complex still in use provides an interesting view of houses first built between 1514 to 1523. Each housing unit has its own street entrance and is of 500-700 square feet including a bedroom, kitchen, entrance room and small spare room. Visitors will appreciate the unique doorbells on each housing unit which helps anyone to identify the entrance, even in the dark. Inhabitants must have lived in Augsburg a minimum of two years, be of the Catholic faith, and without monetary means. They pay less than one euro rent per year. One housing unit has been made into a museum and is available for viewing.
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