Unique in the world for 500 years

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 €0.88 and three daily prayers. The Fuggerei with museum, display residence and World War Bunker can be visited on any day by paying an entrance fee.