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  2. Fuggerei - Wikipedia

    Fuggerei. The Fuggerei is the world's oldest public housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes its name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as "Jakob Fugger the Rich") as a place where the needy citizens of Augsburg could be housed.

  3. The Fuggerei. The Fuggerei is the oldest existing social housing complex in the world, a city within a city with 67 buildings and 142 residences as well as a church. Jakob Fugger founded in Fuggerei in his own and his brothers' names in 1521. Approximately 150 needy Augsburg citizens of the Catholic faith live here for an annual base rent of ...

  4. Germany's Fuggerei is world's oldest social housing project

    The Fuggerei is located in the Bavarian city of Augsburg and is considered the oldest social housing project in the world. It was founded in 1521 by the wealthy merchant Jakob Fugger, and to this ...

  5. Fuggerei (Augsburg) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

    The Fuggerei might not be as spectacular as the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty. But the idea behind the place is unique. The concept works until today, offering free and decent housing for people in need. And the scenery itself is lovely, pittoresque and charming. The Fuggerei is the oldest social settlement in existence in the entire world.

  6. Official website of the Fugger - Info for visitors

    The Fuggerei has traditionally been open to visitors. People with disabilities can enjoy most of the offerings, as most of the Fuggerei is handicapped-accessible. The display residence and the bunker, however, are not wheelchair-accessible. There is a WC for handicapped individuals. Business hours. April through September, 8am - 8pm daily

  7. Fuggerei: Here’s Why Rent Has Never Gone up in This Magical ...

    Not far from the city centre, a gated community of small mustard-plastered houses standing rank and file is home to 142 residents. It’s a tranquil place of idyllic courtyards and walls adorned with overgrown vines built on a 500-year-old agreement: Inhabitants of the Fuggerei neighbourhood pay no more than € 0,88 in rent each year – that ...

  8. The Fuggerei: historical social housing in Augsburg | DB ...

    The 500-year-old Fuggerei: the world's oldest surviving social housing is located in Augsburg. There is a corner of central Augsburg that's like a little town of its own, and with a history to match. With 67 houses subdivided into 142 flats, the Fuggerei is home to 150 people.

  9. Fuggerei – Wikipedia

    Die Fuggerei in Augsburg (2010) Die Fuggerei in Augsburg ist eine der ältesten bestehenden Sozialsiedlungen der Welt. Die Reihenhaussiedlung stiftete Jakob Fugger „der Reiche“ im Jahr 1521. Heute wohnen in den 140 Wohnungen der 67 Häuser 150 bedürftige katholische Augsburger Bürger für eine Jahres (kalt)miete von 0,88 Euro.