Memmingen, a town of gates and towers, gables and facades is situated on the edge of Allgäu at the intersection of the A96 and A7 motorways and has currently approx. 41,000 inhabitants. Over the centuries it has succeeded in maintaining its pleasant, medieval image. Apart from the many charming and idyllic squares, the historical old town has many interesting sights to offer.
Dignified churches such as St. Martin’s Church with one of the grandest gothic choir stalls in Germany or the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) with paintings by the Strigel family dating from the 15th century are a delight for any culture enthusiast. The recently-restored Knights Church (Kreuzherrnkirche) is a gem on the Upper Swabian Baroque Route. A valuable Wessobrunn item by Matthias Stiller with garlands, shells and acanthus leaves and frescos by Johann Friedrich Sichelbein make a visit to the former church nave an impressive experience.
The two museums in the town, the municipal museum in Hermansbau and the Strigel and Antoniter Museum in the Antonierhaus invite you to look round. The Antonierhaus was formerly a residence and hospital of the Order of St. Anthony and is one of the order’s oldest existing buildings. The "Seven-Roofs-House" and Market Square with the Town Hall, “Tax House” and Guildhall (Grosszunft) in terms of civic development are merely some further attractions.
Apart from sights and secluded squares, Memmingen boasts over 150 restaurants, cafes or wine bars which cater for everyone’s culinary tastes. Museums, exhibitions and theatres present a wide range of interesting entertainment. The calendar of festivals which is filled with events such as Fisher Day, Children’s Festival, Town Festival, Memmingen in Bloom, the Fair or Christmas Market invite citizens and visitors to celebrate.
The modern side of Memmingen also lacks for nothing. An inviting pedestrian zone, the many specialist shops and department stores complete the image of a town where you cannot help but feel comfortable.