Welcome to the
Kempten Christmas Market
The Kempten Christmas Market, in the old historical quarter, is one of the biggest Christmas markets in the Alpine Allgäu region.
To put you in the Christmas mood there are more than 70 Christmas market stalls, offering Christmas crafts and gift ideas galore, along with many sweet delicacies.
Warm up your heart and soule with some traditional hot chestnuts, candied almonds and apples, German bratwurst sausages or a mug of hot Glühwein.
In Kempten’s Christmas post office children can post their letters to the Christ Child who they believe brings them their presents for Christmas.
In the craft hut local artists and crafts people will be displaying their crafts or why not enjoy the true Kempten Christmas experience from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage or on a guided tour of the Episcopal and imperial city.
Daily musical interludes, on the market stage, provide a wonderful festive ambience.
The city is surrounded by mountains, lakes and forests, and the immediate area offers a host
of opportunities for hiking and skiing.
and the Allgäu Alps, or the popular Royal castles including the world-famous fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein, are all
within easy reach.
The old town of Kempten is located in the centre of the Alpine Allgäu region, in the southern most holiday region of Germany.
On warm summer evenings, Town Hall Square with its many street cafés will remind you of a vibrant Italian piazza; in the German winter it is a picturesque setting for its beautiful Christmas market.
Kempten has a history of over 2,000 years, to travel back in time you can visit the "Archaeological Cambodunum Parc", here you can really discover how the Romans used to live. The Cambodunum Parc, which is just across the river Iller from Kempten, is quite sizeable and features three sections of history. The first is a Gallo Roman Temple District from the original Roman settlement, with partial reconstruction. The next is the Small Thermae, part of the Roman governor’s palace. The third section is part of the original Forum and Market Basilica from the Roman town.
An other significant highlight of Kempten is the Duke Abbots Residence. Here the elegant rococo state apartments in the Residence were used by the prince on ceremonial occasions. The impressive apartments, include a large waiting room, an audience chamber, day salon and bedrooms which are all in late regency style, while its exquisite throne room is rococo.
Kempten is also a great central shopping centre for the whole region with many small specialised shops to big shopping malls.