Memmingen is a small city, 41000 population, on the edge of the Allgäu region. It is a historic town whose medieval features are still very much apparent. The old town, with its many courtyards, castles and patricians' houses, palaces and fortifications is one of the best preserved in southern Germany. There are a host of attractions to entertain tourists. Memmingen, due to its proximity to the Allgäu region, is often called the Gateway to the Allgäu. An ideal location to base your adventure in southern Germany.
History enthusiasts will be tantalized by the incredibly well preserved medieval features of the town. The medieval city walls still surround the old town and are a must see. There is a 5 kilometre stretch that remains intact which features five gates and five towers. St. Martin’s Church is one of the oldest churches in upper Swabia and is a must see for those interested in history and architecture. The church is the town’s main landmark and is home to one of the grandest gothic choir stalls in all of Germany.
There are plenty of things to do to occupy your time in Memmingen. Theatre has a long tradition in the city and venues can be found throughout, offering both plays and operas. There are multiple museums found in Memmingen, the main and largest one being Hermannsbau. Visitors to this museum can find out about the town’s history described in its historical rooms. The area is also home to lush green meadows on gently rolling hills, overshadowed by the Alpine peaks which make for a walkers paradise.
Memmingen boasts over 150 restaurants, cafes or wine bars which cater for everyone’s culinary tastes. Food lovers will find both local and international flavours on offer in the many restaurants which are sure to satisfy taste buds. The many pubs and clubs can cater to whatever mood you find yourself in come the evening hours, whether you desire a quiet night in a pub or a party long into the night you’ll find it in Memmingen.
Memmingen is often used as a base for tourists to explore the surrounding areas. There is a beautiful countryside surrounding the city, the main attractions are the Bavarian Alps and Lake Constance. The Bavarian Alps are over an hour’s drive away but are well worth a visit just to gaze in awe at the epic scale of the mountains. Lake Constance is the third largest lake in Europe, located about an hour and a half’s drive from Memmingen. It lies on the border of Germany, Austria and Switzeland. It is a must see for visitors seeking a culture trip as they’ll find a mix of all three states around the lake.
Europcar are based in the Memmingen Airport, 7 kilometres from the city centre, and is an ideal location to begin your adventure in this historic city and its surrounding areas. Memmingen Airport is also used as a cheaper alternative to Munich Airport and is 120 kilometres from Germny’s second city. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.
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