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Fuggerei. The oldest social settlement in the world…. Part four.

In 1521 Jakob Fugger donated the now world famous “Fuggerei“, the oldest social settlement in existence in the world, together with the Fugger Choir in Augsburg’s Annakirche designed by Albrecht Duerer. Buildings and artistic works of the Fuggers can be found today in several countries of Europe. The most important sights to see in the Bavarian region of Swabia are in Augsburg the Fuggerei, the Fugger Chapel in the Annakirche, the Fugger houses (including the Ladies’ Courtyard) and the Fugger Funereal Chapels in the Ulrich Basilica and in the areas around the Fugger Castles in Kirchheim and Babenhausen (both in Unterallgäu) and also the Thekla Church in Welden (Augsburg Rural District). Also in other places formerly under Fugger rule there are a number of extremely well designed churches of pilgrimage such as in Biberbach (Augsburg Rural District) or in Kirchhaslach (Unterallgäu Rural District).

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