Kempten im Allgau, the City at the river Iller, offers a large variety as a Tourism destination, for city tourism, or for "staying here forever". Busy but comfortable and easygoing at the same time, this is how the city can be characterised. It unites in harmony Tourism, Business, Industry, Education, Culture, Art and Social Life, and it puts much emphasis on leisure and relaxation.
Population was c. 61,000 in 2006. The area was possibly settled originally by Celts, but was later overtaken by the Romans, who called the town Cambodunum. Archaeologists consider Kempten one of the oldest urban settlements in Germany.
Kempten is situated in the centre of the "Allgäu"-region, the southernmost 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 the Christmas market.
Kempten is the central shopping opportunity for the whole region. From small, specialised shops to big shopping malls - shopping is fun in Kempten im Allgau!