Did you read Days 1 & 2? I’m sure you can pick up our story on Day 3 but I’ll wait whilst you go back and catch up..
Day 3: Augsburg to Fussen
We’re up bright and early again and it’s time for a final explore before we pack up and leave the city behind. One of the things that Augsburg is best known for is being the location of the world’s oldest charitable social housing settlement which is still in use today. We find our way to the Fuggerei, pay our €4pp entrance fee and wonder around this community where it costs less than €1 annual rent to live in surprisingly pretty and spacious golden-walled apartments. Its a tiny city within a city, and we get there early enough to wander around with the locals before the school and tour groups descend. I wonder how we can get our hands on one of these apartments, but apparently I need to be an Augsburg Roman Catholic and an upstanding citizen. I’d probably fail the selection process on all counts.
Has this inspired you to check out the Romantic Road? What other parts of Germany should I discover next? Let me know in the comments!
I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…