In 1521 Jakob Fugger laid the foundation-stone for the existence of the Fuggerei in eternity, with a deed of foundation. In fact, the Fuggerei still offers people in need from Augsburg a safe home – for today 88 cent annual rent and three prayers a day. During a tour through the settlement, the guide explains how the Fuggerei has been able to fulfil its mission as a foundation for 500 years. The diverse contents of the stations are presented clearly and vividly – from architecture, to historical and comtemporary life in the Fuggerei to the future of their foundation idea. The volume is generously equipped with pictures and illustrations. Famous guest authors comment on interesting social and cultural-historical topics of the Fuggerei. A service section, a folding map and graphics provide quick orientation. Deepened texts are delivering answers to frequently asked questions.
- Exciting tour through the Fuggerei: clearly structured, richly illustrated, for on-site visits and for reading.
- Up-to-date information: With the contents of the new Fuggerei museums, the celebrations of the 500th anniversary and new research from the Fugger and cities arc.