City of Memmingen:Fuggerbau

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Red Route - Fuggerbau


Built by the family Fugger, this imposing build-ing attained its historical significance during the 30 Years War. The headquarters of General Wallenstein were located here for 4 months during 1630 and those of his evangelical counterpart, King Gustav Adolf of Sweden.


The red walls of the tradesman’s guild-house demarcate the east side of the Rossmarkt (Horse Market). Opposite the former weights-and-measures house stands one of the few remaining half-timbered buildings in Memmingen: the Furtenbachhaus. German history was written here in March 1525, with the drawing-up of the “12 Articles” of the peasants. Social demands were published for the first time in a charter: the first declaration of human-rights in Europe.