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Hin & Hören: Exploring the Fuggerei in Augsburg

In the new episode of our podcast "Hin & Hören" we take you to the oldest social village in the world: the idyllic Fuggerei in Augsburg.

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Discover the oldest social village in the world

An idyllic city within a city: welcome to the Fuggerei in Augsburg. The wealthy Fugger family left many traces in Augsburg. In this episode of "Hin & Hören" we take you on a journey through time and explore the world's oldest social settlement together.

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Augsburg is not only known throughout Germany for the idyllic Fuggerei: Here, impressive medieval architecture meets natural oases in the middle of the city. And the Bavarian metropolis also has a lot to offer when it comes to culture. We have put together our Augsburg highlights for you:

The 500-year-old Fuggerei: the world's oldest surviving social housing is located in Augsburg

There is a corner of central Augsburg that's like a little town of its own, and with a history to match. With 67 houses subdivided into 142 flats, the Fuggerei is home to 150 people.
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Augsburg's botanical gardens

The city's botanical gardens take you on a special kind of trip around the world, to the flora of sandy steppes, tropical rainforests and Alpine peaks.
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A visit to the Augsburg Puppet Box and its stars

In Augsburg's Spitalgasse 15, you can admire the all-familiar puppets such as Jim Knopf or Urmel aus dem Eis in the original and the special charm of the puppeteers' art in magically designed settings.
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Jewish Museum Augsburg Schwaben

A historic museum with modern relevance, the Jewish Museum Augsburg shows the development of Jewish culture in the southwest Bavaria region.
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Augsburg cathedral and the Hofgarten park

Art history, stained glass and a gorgeous garden: there's so much to see in Augsburg's cathedral and adjacent Hofgarten park.
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