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  The Brecht House
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Bertolt Brecht was born in this house on February 10, 1898.

He only actually lived here for about half a year, because the house was very small and crowded, and on the ground floor there was a file-cutter's shop with a loud mechanical hammer that was driven by water power from the stream right in front of the house.

So as soon as Brecht's father could afford it they moved to a larger and quieter house in a street called "Bei den sieben Kindeln".

Two years later, in 1900, they moved again, this time to a house in the street which is now called "Bert-Brecht-Straße". It was given this name in 1966 after years of controversy -- Brecht was a Communist, and for this reason numerous people in Augsburg were against naming a street after him, even if he was a famous author.

Address: Auf dem Rain 7
Phone: (0821) 324-2779

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  • Updated Apr 15, 2013
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