Housed in a verdant hollow of a majestic mountain range, between sprawling lakes and rushing rivers, is the idyllic Immenstadt im Allgau, a city that maintains a peaceful and provincial atmosphere. A rich historic heritage compliments splendid natural surroundings and a vibrant modern attitude, making Immenstadt im Allgau one of Germany’s ultimate holiday destinations. Hike upon rolling and rippling hills; feast upon traditional treats in an authentic restaurant; or wander the sinuous streets in order to discover a 1000-year Heritage.
Immenstadt’s outstanding Old Town enjoys a dramatic backdrop of commanding mountain peaks and the alluring Lake Alpsee, natural settings that only enhance the distinctive beauty of the city’s buildings. In the city’s main square, the white washed Town Hall reigns resplendent and provides a centre point to the array of half-timbered and traditional houses that decorate the space..
The parish church of St. Nicolas is an arresting vision with its bulbous green dome, terracotta turrets and multi-faceted façade. Circular portals and contrasting tiers give this eclectic ecclesiastical example a decidedly futuristic feel.
The rich regional heritage of Immenstadt im Allgau has inspired many artists to create commemorative sculptures and artworks. Many of these can be enjoyed in a selection of public places in the city; look out for the realistic Alpzug the Aachen sculpture and enjoy the amazing artistic expressions housed within the shady Monastery Square.
Satisfy an appetite for authenticity at the atmospheric Beim Haxenwirt Restaurant. The low ceilings and rustic décor of the dining room transport diners to 20th century Germany, a time in which rich tradition was still rife. Sample seasonal specialities that maximise the robust flavours of braised meat and field fresh vegetables for a delightful dining experience. (Thanners 6 1/2, 87509 Immenstadt im Allgäu, Germany)