- Flight time from London: 1 hour 40 min
- Allgäu-Airport Memmingen: 6km from the city centre; transfer time about 15 min
- Nearest railway station: Memmingen station
- Currency: Euro
The town of Memmingen, in the south-western part of Bavaria, is surrounded by the charming 'Unterallgäu' region which delights its visitors with a rich cultural life and beautiful natural surroundings. The lush green meadows, gently rolling hills, crystal clear streams and magnificent alpine scenery are very popular with walkers and cyclists alike. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday destination off the beaten track with a wide range of leisure facilities, the region around Memmingen is ideal.
There is a lot to do in the historic town itself too. With its mild climate, historical architecture and a vibrant cultural calendar throughout the year, the city is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region. The picturesque Old Town is ideal for shopping and the many restaurants invite their guests to try some of the regional delicacies.
Explore Memmingen's historical Old Town; all major sights are signposted in English.
Visit the legendary Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen, one of the most popular palaces in Europe and Disney's inspiration for the 'Sleeping Beauty' Castle. (2hr by train)
Go on a daytrip to Lake Constance, one of the most attractive regions in Germany with a mild Mediterranean climate and beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and lush vineyards. (1hr 15min by train)
Visit the nearby Basilica and Ottobeuren Abbey - baroque, expansive abbey with an impressive basilica.
Memmingen is a beer-loving town, but it is also blessed with several cosy wine bars. Some of them have served wine by the glass for centuries. Traditional inns, wine bars, coffee houses and the latest trendy clubs are all found in close proximity, offering a variety to suit all tastes and ages. Meals to delight the palate, ranging from hearty snacks (called "Brotzeit"), to Swabian-Bavarian specialities and haute cuisine can be found in Memmingen's different eateries. An evening in one of the hostelries always guarantees a good time in a convivial and relaxing atmosphere.
Friendliness and good service are characteristic of Memmingen's retailers. Shop owners frequently serve their customers personally. The variety and attractiveness of the shops, against the backdrop and atmosphere of the old town coupled with personal service, make shopping in Memmingen a great experience. Open air café's and restaurants offering al fresco dining in summer, round off a successful and stress-free shopping trip.
There is ample parking available close to the shops. The town centre is within easy reach, making your day of shopping in Memmingen all the more enjoyable.
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