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Things to do in and around Kempten...

There is an exciting range of things to see and do in Kempten and the surrounding area, in fact the Allgäu region is generally considered to be one of the most attractive places in Germany to come for a holiday.

Whether you fancy a bit of shopping, a visit to a museum or one of the many famous royal palaces, a leisurely game of golf, a hot-air balloon flight... or just the chance to admire some of the most stunning alpine views - the Allgäu will not disappoint.

Local attractions

Kempten is an ideal base for excursions in this region. There are many great places to visit within close proximity of the town (i.e. within 20 - 60 km), for example Oberstdorf and the Allgäu Alps, Lake Constance (including Lindau and the island of Meinau), Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles, Ottobeuren Abbey and the area known as Illerwinkel.

Shopping in Kempten

With an extensive range of different outlets, the town of Kempten is the shopping capital of the Allgäu.

With endless shopping opportunities to enjoy you will truly be spoilt for choice! Start your shopping spree at the vast FORUM ALLGÄU shopping centre, which has around 50 shops, and work your way to the town’s pedestrian area with its mix of excellent department stores and individual shops and boutiques!

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Culture all around

bigBOX – an ultra modern multi-functional event venue

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State rooms at the Kempten Residenz

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Cambodunum archaeological park (APC)

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CamboMare leisure pool and sauna complex

Fun and relaxation are definitely the order of the day at the new "CamboMare" leisure pool, a great place to swim and enjoy a sauna at any time of the year. Keen swimmers will also love the huge open-air pool which is open from May to September.

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An annual highlight of the cultural calendar is the Kempten Jazz-Frühling festival. Every year from the end of April until the beginning of May, Kempten becomes a mecca for jazz fans, many of whom come from far and wide to hear the many well-known international bands and soloists.

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For a varied golfing experience, come and try out one or more of the many 9/18-hole golf courses to be found within a 20-45 km radius of the hotel. Every level of ability is catered for and there is no better backdrop for your game than the charmingly picturesque alpine foothills of the Allgäu.

Please see details of our golf packages!


The area in and around Kempten has much to offer keen cyclists. Whatever bike you ride - citybike, touring bike, mountain bike or e-bike – there is a route here for you. The hotel can provide detailed touring maps which cater for all levels of difficulty – these can also be obtained from the Tourist Information office in Kempten.


Walkers will also love what the Allgäu has to offer – from exciting walks through beautiful forests, past waterfalls and gorges to hiking and climbing tours in the foothills of the Alps.


Within a radius of 15-50 km from here it is possible to access a variety of different skiing areas where all skill levels are catered for. And when it is time to stop for a rest and some refreshment there are plenty of traditional mountain chalets to cater for your needs!

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