Kempten & surroundings

Our beautiful town Kempten

Kempten with its more than 2000 years of history is considered the oldest documented city in Germany and with 67,000 inhabitants is the hotspot of the Allgäu. With its shopping centre “Forum Allgäu”, the various offers in culture, economy and sports the city is a magical attraction for young and old. Numerous facilities are available to citizens and guests:

City swimming pool
The “Cambo Mare” offers with 1000m² water surface in indoor and outdoor pool, with 25m sports pool, all around – bathing fun for young and old.

The “CamboMare” also includes a spacious sauna and wellness area.


Several top facilities are embedded in the beautiful pre-alpine landscape.


There are waters in which this is permitted.



Open-air climbing facility, 700m² area, 18m height, in the Engelhalde Park Kempten.


All categories in the BigBox, Kronhaus, Stadttheater.


Marathon, Nordic Walking, hiking groups with advance reservation.

Exciting, permanent and temporary exhibitions are presented in the municipal museums and the Residenz with its state rooms.


From imposing mountain heights, paragliders can float down into the valley. From the Durach airfield you can book alpine sightseeing flights.


Is offered by several clubs and associations on well maintained courses.


Our small municipal theatre offers a variety of programmes.


Is at the beautifully situated Niedersonthofener See or at the Rottachsee simply great.

From Kempten via the “Allgäu-Radweg” wonderful bike tours are possible.


Several rider heights around Kempten offer riding possibilities (also for beginners!)


Guided tours
Highly interesting guided tours to “Experience Kempten” are offered, in the showroom ERasmusskapelle you can go underground and multimedia through the eventful history of Kempten.


Play Sin in the Big Bowl Center Kempten.

Kempten Jazz Spring, Half Marathon, Markets, Day of Music, APC Summer, City Festival, Allgäuer Festwoche, Fürstensaal Classic, Kempten Dance Autumn, Christmas Market, Midnight Shopping and New Year’s Eve Run: In Kempten there is something on offer all year round. Current dates can be found here.

From Kempten you are also in the middle of the Allgäu mountains and on the beautifully situated Allgäu lake – “pure mountain world”!