Enjoying a perfectly picturesque position upon the beautiful banks of the River Iller, the scenic and serene city of Kempten is a place as wonderful to visit, as it is to live. Simultaneously intimate and inviting yet metropolitan and magnificent, Kempten harnesses the most prominent advantages of city and village life. Wander the labyrinthine lanes of the atmospheric Old Town to discover an intriguing legacy or sip a classy cocktail in one of the cosmopolitan bars that decorate the riverfront; whichever aspect of Kempten’s multi-faceted offering you decide to embrace, you are sure to be surprised and seduced by this enchanting city.
Begin your tour of Kempten’s alluring architecture on the Rathausplatz, an ambient square home to a selection of prominent historical houses; remarkable Rococo facades, Gothic frescoes and half-timbered facades decorate this impossibly picturesque row of beautiful buildings.
The city’s finest ecclesiastical example is undoubtedly the Basilica of St. Lorenz, considered on of South Germany’s first major churches. Striking twin spires and a dazzling dome make this one of the cityscapes most arresting visions.
Contributing generously to Kempten’s cultural scene is the magnificent Alpine Gallery and Museum, a distinctive institution in which man’s relationship with his mountainous surroundings is explored. In the gallery section, the inspiring qualities of the Allgau region is evident in the compelling collection of Gothic and religious art on display.
Immerse yourself in the monastic ambience of the impossibly atmospheric Gewolbekellar in order to satisfy your appetite for cultural authenticity. As candlelight flickers and an open fire smoulders, guests will be serves roasted suckling pig, pork knuckle and other regional delicacies with a majestically modern twist. (Füssener Str. 96, 87437 Kempten, Germany)