The quaint town of Memmingen is bursting with culture and medieval charm with its historic Old Town and festive events each year. Alongside its fantastic sightseeing opportunities, Memmingen is known for its many public parks which surround the old town walls and nightlife in the form of charming German pubs.
Things to do in Memmingen
Memmingen’s theatre culture dates back to the Middle Ages. You can catch world-wide operas and stage plays at local theatres, such as the Schweizerberg Theatre and City Theatre. Discover more about the town’s fascinating history at the Hermannsbau, before admiring wood carvings and artwork at the Antonierkloster.
Culture is very much still alive in Memmingen with several festivals and events held each year. The most famous is the Wallenstein Festival, held every four years where over 4,000 participants re-enact the town’s invasion in 1630. If you’re visiting over autumn, then you won’t want to miss the Memminger Jahrmarkt in October when market stalls fill the town.
There’s plenty to do for families with children, including a visit to the Eissporthalle ice rink or a day of bowling. If everyone’s keen to get active, head out for a hike through the picturesque Unterallgau region, home to lush meadows and undulating Alpine vistas.
Getting around Memmingen
You won’t need a car to explore the centre of Memmingen, as it’s fairly compact so you can take in all the sights and landmarks on foot. However, the town is linked to the local bus network if you plan on venturing outside of Memmingen. Memmingen Airport handles flights from around Europe and offers a shuttle bus into Memmingen.