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Fuggerei, Augsburg

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Fuggerei is the oldest social housing project in the world, set up in the 16th century. Explore the walled enclave, and visit the model home to see what the houses look like inside. A visit to the museum, Catholic church, and a World War II bunker is included with your admission. In the museum, see what the apartments looked like when they were built more than 400 years ago, and learn more about the ethos of this project. Make sure to stop for a coffee and slice of cake in the restaurant. Guided tours are available. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Augsburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fuggerei and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The oldest social housing complex still in operation today. Donated by the Fuggers, back then apparently the richest family on the planet. Heavy influence on European politics around 1500. We booked.....  more »
  • Public housing at one euro a year. Very clean and well maintained. Museum cost 5.5 euro to enter. Basically walking through an empty apartment.  more »
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