Fuggerei, Augsburg Photos

Fuggerei (c1520) (Jakoberstraße 26, Augsburg) founded by Jakob Fugger, is a walled and gated enclave within Augsburg consisting of 53 gabled houses for the poor. It is the world's oldest social housing still in use today, and maintains the same requirements to live there as many centuries ago. Fuggerai was rebuilt and somewhat expanded after heavy bombing during WWII.

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Oriel window at Fuggerei which consists of 53 gabled houses for the poor founded by Jakob Fugger. Augsburg, Germany.Plaque & coats-of-arms over entrance at Fuggerei commemorating Jakob Fugger & his deceased brothers. Augsburg, Germany.Street within walls of Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.Street & ivy covered homes within walls of Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.
Oriel window at Fuggerei (1516) which consists of 53 gabled houses for the poor founded by Jakob Fugger. Augsburg, Germany. Architect: Thomas Krebs.Plaque (1519) & coats-of-arms over entrance at Fuggerei commemorating Jakob Fugger & his deceased brothers. Augsburg, Germany.Street within walls of Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.Street & ivy covered homes within walls of Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.
Houses with steeply gabled roofs within walls of Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.Ivy covered homes with steeply gabled roofs within walls of Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.Statue of St. George slaying the dragon, a common representation of devil at Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.Streetscape with fountain at Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.
Houses with steeply gabled roofs within walls of Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.Ivy covered homes with steeply gabled roofs within walls of Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.Statue of St. George slaying the dragon, a common representation of devil at Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.Streetscape with fountain at Fuggerei. Augsburg, Germany.

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