Water from the river, earlier essential for the town’s craftsmen, has been diverted from Benninger Ried into Memmingen since before C.12th.
The fisher festival, celebrated annually in July, has a long tradition. The fishers’ fountain, donated in 1955, is the symbol for “Fishers’ Day”.
Wheat and rye were distributed throughout the whole of southern Germany from this corn-market and distribution-point.
The oldest wine-tavern in the town is the “Golden Lion”, with its venerable wine parlour on the first floor. A cannonball under the gable bears witness to the siege of 1647.