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Kempten Travel Guide: 68 reviews and 251 photos

Kempten has the oldest written evidence of all german towns and looks back on a history of 2000 years. Founded by romans it first had the name Cambodunum from which the todays name Kempten developed.
The town is situated at the northern feet of the Alps, more specific of the Allgäuer Alps. Kempten belongs to Germanies Bavaria, but it is not far to Austria and Switzerland. Even Italy is reachable in 4 hours driving. To Munich it takes about two hours, to Ulm 1 hour, Lindau about 50 minutes.
Compared to the Alps, which start at about 20 kilometers south, Kempten itself is relatively flat and therefore perfect for biking. Along the river Iller, which flows through the town, there is a bikepath (Iller-Radweg) reaching in the south to Oberstdorf and in the north to Ulm.
In summer from Kempten you can do hiking trips to the Allgäuer Alps, which can last just one day or even more-days-trips are possible. In the mountains are huts, where it is possible to stay overnight. By this it is even possible to hike from Oberstdorf over the Alps to Meran in Italy in one week. This tour is part of the european distance hiking route (E5). I myself haven't been hiking overnight, but had enjoying trips in the nature of the Alps. See my mainpage where I list some of the hiking trips I did.
As a tourist here in Kempten you should see our Basilika, the Residence with the 'Prunk'-rooms and the town itself. Other things to do are a visit to Füssen with the popular castle Neuschwanstein, the Ulmer Münster in Ulm, which is the highest church tower worldwide and Ottobeuren with the nice monestry church. To relax you can have a visit to Lindau at the Lake Constance (Bodensee) or the nice small towns and villages around Kempten.

More information on Kempten you can find on the cities homepage for example its history and tourist contacts. Here is the towns mainlink.

To see how it looks like in town at the moment, you can have a look at a webcam which shows a picture of our city halls square.

That's it for now and I hope to hear that you were here and liked it! Check the travelogues which can give you a visual impression of the town...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:calm, close to alps, hiking, biking, nature
  • Cons:too small
  • Intro Updated Mar 22, 2013
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  • davesut's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Hi Christian, will be in Kempten for a brief stop over on Good Friday. Don't think I'll have chance to visit much but looking forward to a bit of sightseeing.

    • gubbi1's Profile Photo
      Mar 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM

      lol its more or less my last day here. moving to northern bavaria ;-)

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Now you only need a partner for your hikes who has hiking boots ^O^
    Looks like a beautiful place you have chosen to live in !!
    Martin

    • gubbi1's Profile Photo
      Dec 24, 2012 at 1:15 AM

      Yes Martin! At the very far other end of the former roman empire :-)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Hello, Christian ! You live in a great place I must say! I would appreciate visiting those ancient places....

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    We do visit the area in May,but cannot get this far east on our schedule-wish we could, though. Your comments of the town are good.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    These Roman remains look very interesting to visit, and remind me a little of Trier. And I really like that mountain scenery on the Baehnle Tour!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Bin ja gespannt auf deine hometown!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    These roman baths look really very impressive !

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2010 at 11:32 PM

    Hi Christian, trust all is well. FYI, I will be in Stuttgart at the end of September. Cheers, karl

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2009 at 7:23 AM

    Great page! Kempton looks like a great travel destination. First, you can go hiking in the lovely countryside. Then, you can eat some great Swabian food. Sehr gut!

  • Knoto's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2009 at 7:11 AM

    Tolle Gegend!Nice work...

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