11 March – C i t y T o u r
organised by SWAP team
for International Students
R a t h a u s p l a t z s q u a r e
Statue of Roman Emperor Augustus,
Augustus Fountain, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.
G o l d e n H a l l
The Town Hall of Augsburg is the administrative centre of Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.
It is one of the most significant secular buildings
of the Renaissance style north of the Alps.
M a x i m i l i a n M u s e u m
The Maximilian Museum is a large, public museum housed in a palatial building erected in 1546 in Augsburg, Germany. It houses a notable collection of decorative arts.
F u g g e r e i H o u s e s
The Fuggerei is the world’s oldest social housing complex still in use.
It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes its name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as “Jakob Fugger the Rich”) as a place where the needy citizens of Augsburg could be housed. By 1523, 52 houses had been built, and in the coming years the area expanded with various streets, small squares and a church. The gates were locked at night, so the Fuggerei was, in its own right, very similar to a small independent medieval town. It is still inhabited today, affording it the status of being the oldest social housing project in the world.