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  • Jakoberstr. Map It
  • Augsburg
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

The world's oldest social housing project, this settlement was established by the wealthy Fugger family in 1516 to accommodate Augsburg's deserving poor. The 67 homes with 140 apartments still serve the same purpose and house about 150 people today. It's financed almost exclusively from the assets of the foundation, because the annual rent of "one Rhenish guilder" (€1) hasn't changed, either. Residents must be Augsburg citizens, Catholic, and destitute through no fault of their own—and they must pray three times daily for their original benefactors, the Fugger family. The most famous resident was Mozart's great-grandfather.

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Jakoberstr., Augsburg, Bavaria, 86152, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €4
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 8–8; Nov.–Mar., daily 9–6

Published 04/23/2016


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