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Fuggerei

Fuggerei
Square in the Fuggerei, Augsburg

The Fuggerei is known as a city within a city and is still managed by the Fugger family foundation as it was at the time of its beginning. In 1521, Jakob Fugger the Rich and his brothers founded what is now the oldest social settlement in the world for Augsburgers who had fallen into hardship (and who practiced the Catholic faith). The settlement is comprised of 67 houses with 140 apartments, a church and a fountain. Even today, annual rent is the equivalent of one Rhinish Gulden, about 0.88 euros. House rules still dictate that every day residents must recite The Lord’s Prayer in honor of the settlement’s founders.

The Fuggerei can be visited daily for a small admission fee. The admission price includes a visit to the museum, which displays an apartment preserved in the original style and features an exhibition about the Fugger family history.

Hours: April - September: 8am - 8pm. October - March 9am - 6pm.

The Fuggerei can be visited daily for a small admission fee. The admission price includes a visit to the museum, which displays an apartment preserved in the original style and features an exhibition about the Fugger family history.

[ Source: http://www.augsburg.de/index.php?id=12456 ]

Related: http://www.fugger.de/en/1_geschichte.htm
Address: Fuggere, 86152 Augsburg
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