City of Memmingen:Grimmelschanze

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Green Route - Grimmelschanze


The brick-wall built to enclose the so-called “Suburbs of Ulm” was the Achilles Heel in Memmingen’s ring of defence. This made necessary the building of moats, fortifications and towers such as the “Swallowtail Tower”.


One of the most important new buildings in the old town centre of Memmingen is the civic-centre, opened in 1984. The unusual roof construction pays tribute to the town’s gables.


Built in 1736, the Parishaus was the first Baroque house in a town otherwise predom-inantly influenced by the Middle Ages. The house was named after its owner, Mr. Paris from Wismar, a wealthy entrepreneur.