Historic Building in Augsburg
The Fuggerhäuser, or Fugger Houses, are a group of historic buildings located in the city of Augsburg, Germany. They were built in the 16th century by the Fugger family, who were wealthy merchants and bankers and one of the most influential families of the Renaissance period.
The Fuggerhäuser consist of four separate buildings that were constructed between 1512 and 1523. They were designed by some of the most prominent architects of the time, including Jörg Kölderer and Hans von Burghausen, and feature a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles.
The buildings were originally used by the Fugger family as their offices and residences, and they also housed a number of other important institutions, such as a hospital and a school. Today, the Fuggerhäuser are open to the public as a museum, offering visitors a glimpse into the daily lives of one of the wealthiest and most powerful families of the Renaissance period.
The Fuggerhäuser are a popular destination for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts alike, offering a unique insight into one of the most fascinating and influential families of the Renaissance period.
The building is closed to the public, other than three of the inner courtyards and a three-naved hall on the ground floor of the Adlertor, which houses a bookshop at #37 Maximillianstrasse, where visitors to the shop can look onto the Damenhof.