City of Memmingen:Kalchstraße

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Red Route - Kalchstraße


Memmingen, situated on the old salt-route to Switzerland, posessed many salt-cellars. The centre of Memmingen’s salt trade was established here, in the Kalchviertel. The salt trade was a reliable source of income over centuries and formed the basis of the town’s wealth.


The “Chapel of the 3 Kings” was founded in 1399 for the benefit of the poor. The house was later used as a beer-cellar by the Weisses Ross (White Horse) brewery opposite.

Alter Friedhof

The “Old Cemetery”, a few minutes’ walk from here, with its historical tombs and gravestones, has been transformed into an idyllic park.