15 Sights in Kempten (Allgäu), Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Kempten (Allgäu), Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 15 sights are available in Kempten (Allgäu), Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Kempten (Allgäu)

1. Zumsteinhaus

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The Zumsteinhaus is a listed house with the address Residenzplatz 31 in Kempten (Allgäu). It was built in 1802 for the Zumstein de la Pierre family from Savoy and was restored in 1959. The building, which has been owned by the city since 1951, housed a Roman museum and a natural history museum until 2015. From 2003 to 2015, the building was used as an advent calendar during Advent. The building has been closed since 2015 for extensive renovation work and the establishment of the new city museum. The Kempten Museum was opened in the Zumsteinhaus on December 6th to 8th, 2019.

Wikipedia: Zumsteinhaus (DE)

2. Heilig Kreuz

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Heilig Kreuz Richard Mayer / CC BY-SA 3.0

Heiligkreuz Abbey was a monastery of the Franciscan Observants in the district of Heiligkreuz in Kempten (Allgäu) in the Diocese of Augsburg. It was only with the monastery that the village of Heiligkreuz came into being. The patron saint of the monastery, the Exaltation of the Cross, is celebrated on September 14th. The monastery has a structurally connected parish and pilgrimage church. Because of the legend of the blood miracle, the place developed into a pilgrimage.

Wikipedia: Kloster Heilig Kreuz (Kempten) (DE)

3. Sankt Mang

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St. Mang is an Evangelical Lutheran parish church in Kempten, Germany. She is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. Most of the building standing today dates back to the 15th century. It is dedicated to Saints Magnus and Ulrich of Augsburg, the latter of whom is rarely mentioned from the early modern period. From 1527 onwards, the church was the centre of the Reformation in the Kempten area. It gives its name to St. Mang Square.

Wikipedia: St. Mang (Kempten) (DE), Website

4. Beginenhaus

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The beguinage and its rear building, the Nun's Tower, form a listed building ensemble from the 14th century on the Iller in Kempten (Allgäu). Since 2003, the Förderverein Beginenhaus Kempten e.V. has taken care of these buildings, researched them archaeologically and developed a renovation and use concept. The renovation and unclear future of the building ensemble has been a regular topic of city politics for over a decade.

Wikipedia: Beginenhaus (Kempten) (DE), Website

5. Kunsthalle Kempten

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The Stiftsmälzerei is a building completed under Prince Abbot Rupert von Neuenstein in 1788 after a fire in the Old Brewery in Kempten (Allgäu). In addition to the Marstall and Kornhaus, it was another part of the large economic area of the Princely Abbey of Kempten. Originally, this listed building was to be built as a single unit with the stables and to form a three-courtyard farm area of the monastery.

Wikipedia: Stiftsmälzerei (DE), Website

6. Besenkapelle

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The Besenkapelle is a small Catholic church building built around 1740 for Franz Georg Hermann on Memminger Straße in Kempten, Germany. Hermann's residence, which is called the Catholic Orphanage, is located right next to the chapel. The pilaster-structured building faces in an east-west direction and has a longitudinal oval pendential dome.

Wikipedia: Besenkapelle (Kempten) (DE)

7. Rotes Haus

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The Red House is a listed building with the address St.-Mang-Platz 3 with a core that still partly dates back to the late Middle Ages. These are two houses next to each other opposite the Protestant St. Mang Church, which were given a uniformly designed façade with two dwarf houses and two bay windows around 1720/30.

Wikipedia: Rotes Haus (Kempten) (DE)

8. Sankt Anton

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St. Anton is a Catholic parish church of the Capuchins in the southern part of the city of Kempten. The patron of the church is Antonius of Padua. The remains of the brother Jörg (1696–1762) are located in a wall niche. These were brought from Italy over the Alps to Kempten 160 years after his death.

Wikipedia: St. Anton (Kempten) (DE)

9. Basilika St. Lorenz

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St. Lorenz Basilica is a baroque minor Basilica in Kempten, Bavaria, named after the Christian martyr Lawrence of Rome. It is the former abbey church of the Benedictine Kempten Abbey. It is currently used as the parish church of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Lawrence in the Diocese of Augsburg.

Wikipedia: St. Lorenz Basilica (EN), Website

10. Claude Dornier

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Claude (Claudius) Honoré Désiré Dornier was a German-French airplane designer and founder of Dornier GmbH. His notable designs include the 12-engine Dornier Do X flying boat, for decades the world's largest and most powerful airplane. He also made several other successful aircraft.

Wikipedia: Claude Dornier (EN)

11. Burgstall Kalbsangst

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The Castle Kalbsangst in Kempten is preserved as a castle stable. The presence of a ring trench and a Merktscher Stone, built in memory of the castle. In ancient documents, the castle is also called a castle. The castle stable is about 400 meters east of Prestlings.

Wikipedia: Burg Kalbsangst (DE)

12. Neuapostolische Kirche

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The listed New Apostolic Church in Kempten (Allgäu) is an elongated hall building with a transverse end building in the form of a two-storey gable-roofed building with a dwarf house. The church was built by the Heydecker brothers in 1927 and completed in 1928.

Wikipedia: Neuapostolische Kirche (Kempten) (DE)

13. Stadtteilbücherei St. Mang

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The Rotschlößle is a patrician country estate in the Kempten district of Sankt Mang. The building, which is addressed as Am Rotschlössle 9, was named after the former reddish façade colour. Today, the listed building houses the Sankt Mang district library.

Wikipedia: Rotschlößle (DE), Website

14. BigBox

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BigBox Hilarmont / CC BY-SA 3.0

The BigBox Allgäu is a multifunctional event hall at Kotterner Straße 64 in the city center of Kempten (Allgäu) opened on October 10, 2003. It is operated by the Feneberg family. In it, concerts, trade fairs, exhibitions, theater and cabaret take place.

Wikipedia: Bigbox Allgäu (DE), Website

15. Jenisch-Haus

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The Jenisch-Haus is a listed patrician house on the church square of the St. Mang Church. The house with a high gable roof at St.-Mang-Platz 1 connects directly to the red house, which was also part of the Jenisch family.

Wikipedia: Jenisch-Haus (Kempten) (DE)


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