"Euromeet 2012 Premeet in Kempten" Top 5 Page for this destination Kempten by Kathrin_E
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In May 2012 Kempten saw one of the premeets before the big Euromeet in Bergamo. Many thanks to gubbi1 for organizing this meeting! We had a busy schedule over three and a half days, first seeing Kempten, then a day trip to Breitachklamm and Oberstdorf including a hike to Alpe Dornach, and another day trip that took us to Ottobeuren, the Carthusian monastery in Buxheim and Memmingen. Of course the long weekend also involved various encounters with Bavarian gastronomy. Then we set out to the second premeet in Molveno in the Dolomites.
We were a small bunch of participants: himalia11 and her husband, gubbi1 as organizer and guide, Russell_the_Wombat and yours truly.
It wasn't just us, though. There were two VA's travelling with me, Kakapo2 and Kimi_the_Bear, and cachaseiro and longsanborn with gubbi1, so we were quite busy keeping the group together, especially when a beer garden was in sight...
Kempten is the central town of the Allgäu, a region in the Southwest of Bavaria on the edge of the Alps. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany, with a history that dates back to the ancient Romans 2000 years ago. Medieval Kempten was centered around the Benedictine abbey, but the growing city managed to achieve the status of a free imperial city. From then on there were two Kemptens, both independent territories within the Holy Roman Empire. The abbey and large parts of the city were refurbished in the 17th and 18th century, so there is a lot of baroque architecture. The predominant colour is white!
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