Kempten is the oldest city in Germany, founded in 4 A.D. by the Romans. It was called „Cambodunum“. You can still visit some of the ruins in the archaeological park Cambodunum. Today about 70.000 people live in Kempten.
It is situated just in front of the Alps and surrounded by a beautiful landscape typical for the Allgaeu region: impressive mountains, beautiful lakes and interesting cultural sites. In the South of Germany it is one of the most popular holiday regions. Kempten is close to Castle Neuschwanstein (only 30 minutes by car!) and the Wieskirche, a beautiful Baroc church, and situated in the 3 countries triangle, Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Lake Constance (Bodensee).
People also love the short train connection to Munich (1,5 h).
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In Kempten you can visit Basilika St. Lorenz, a beautiful church right next to Kempten Residency, the former home of a prince abbot with unique golden interior. You can continue to Town Hall Square (Rathausplatz) with its fountain as well as some nice cafés. Kempten offers several highly interesting museums like the Alpin Museum, with information about of the Alps, or the Allgäuer Burgenmuseum, a museum about the castles of the Allgaeu region.
In your free time, you are welcome to explore Kempten’s pedestrian zone with lots of stores, as well as Forum Allgaeu, the biggest shopping center in the region. You can also wander around the city to see some of its lovely historic buildings or take a walk down to the river Iller and enjoy the sun with an ice cream.