"Die Fuggerei, älteste Sozialsiedlung der Welt - The oldest social settlement in the world" (see description)

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Jakob Fugger the rich founded the Fuggerei in 1521 as a social settlement for needy citizens of Augsburg. The annual rent (excluding heating) for an apartment is still the nominal value of one Rhine guilder (currently 0,88 €) as well as three different prayers per day for the founder and Fugger familiy. Presently 150 persons occupy 140 apartments in 67 buildings. The most prominent resident was the master builder Franz Mozart, the great-grandfather of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Fuggerei is not only unique in age, but also in continuity: The social settlement is still financed exclusively trhough an endowment. And still today, the conception is considered exemplary. The Fuggerei is not only a shining exemple of architecture now as it also was in the past. The concept was already groundbreaking nearly 500 years ago: Jakob Fugger did not allow residents to become paupers, but rendered assistance for self-help. With this concept, the founder was much ahead of the demands made by Reformer Martin Luther and later Catholic social reformers.

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Comments (99)

Dida from Augsburg on April 2, 2012

Thanks a lot for your like, Edward! :))

Greetings, Dida

H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu on April 2, 2012

Güzel sokak,mükemmel çekim.LIKE.Selamlar

Dida from Augsburg on April 2, 2012

I'm glad you like it, H.İbrahim - many thanks! :))

Selamlar, Dida

dziwnowik on April 4, 2012

GREAT PHOTO !!!!! ~ ♥ YSL ♥ ♥

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

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Dida from Augsburg on April 5, 2012

I'm very pleased that you like it so much, Peter - many thanks for L&YS! I'll add it! :))

Greetings, Dida

Meisch Roger on April 7, 2012

Ein super foto und wunderbare Farben L30 & F3

Dida from Augsburg on April 8, 2012

Herzlichen Dank für L&YS, RoschM und auch für den Besuch - hat mich sehr gefreut! :))

LG, Dida

Christos Theodorou on February 20, 2013

Wonderful capture. Greetings from Athens.

Dida from Augsburg on February 21, 2013

I'm glad you like it, Christos - many thanks! :))

Greetings, Dida

Ali Raza on May 3


Excellent shot!!!

Best wishes


I'm pleased that you like it, Ali Raza - many thanks for L&F! :))



tombraidervienna on May 15

Schöner Platz und für diese Zeit eine soziale Großtat -

nebenbei tolles Foto!


LG aus W.

Dida from Augsburg on May 15

...ja, und eigentlich unglaublich, dass die Jahresmiete (der jeweilige Gegenwert eines Rheinischen Guldens, im Moment ca. 0,88 €) immer noch gilt - dafür würde ich den Fuggern auch täglich ein Gebet sprechen! ;-D

Herzlichen Dank für L&F, Heinz und LG,


vp_hmbg on May 15

Wie.... aber doch pro qm... oder?

und dann doch als Netto Kaltmiete?

mit ungläubigen Grüßen


Dida from Augsburg on May 15

...ja, is die Jahreskaltmiete, Volker, aber nix "pro qm" - für die ganze Wohnung! Wenn du hier einziehen willst, musst du bedürftig und katholisch sein und täglich einmal ein Vaterunser, ein Glaubensbekenntnis und ein Ave Maria für den Stifter und seine Familie beten!

Genaueres kannst du auch in dem Link in der Beschreibung, oder hier, nachlesen!



Dworzanski.Gryfino on May 22

Wonderful photo !


Greetings, Michał.

Dida from Augsburg on May 23

I'm glad you like it, Michał - thanks a lot! :))



Dirk V yesterday

Beautiful Photo!

★★★ LIKE ★★★︎

Friendly greetings from Belgium, Dirk

Dida from Augsburg 17 hours ago

Also here many thanks for your like, Dirk! :))



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Photo taken in Jakobervorstadt-Süd, Augsburg, Germany

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  • Uploaded on June 21, 2011
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    by Dida from Augsburg
    • Taken on 2011/06/21 13:18:32
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 17.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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