Temple district in the Archaeological Park Cambodunum
IMMERSE YOURSELF INTO THE TIMES OF THE ROMANS

Cambodunum Archaeological Park

The Romans in Cambodunum

The Cambodunum Archaeological Park (APC) is the largest Roman park in southern Germany and brings to life what living was like in ancient times at original locations. The open air museum presents archaeological evidence of the former Roman town Cambodunum located on the eastern banks of the Iller in the middle of the present Kempten town.


Cambodunum was founded by the Romans under Emperor Augustus at the turn of an era. In particular, the excellent geographic location is considered decisive for this. From here, the Iller River was navigable, the Alpine passes were easily and quickly accessible and there were road connections to Bregenz and thus via Lake Constance and the Rhine to Gaul. The town had its heyday in the first century A.D. and was the first centre of administration of the Roman province of Rhaetia. The centre of Cambodunum can still be visited on the grounds of the Cambodunum Archaeological Park.

Temple district in the Archaeological Park Cambodunum

Gallic-Roman
Temple Area

Small bath thermes in the Archaeological Park Cambodunum

Small Thermal Baths

Forum with Basilika in the Archaeological Park Cambodunum

forum and Basilica

Exhibition Areas and Round Tour

The exhibition area of the open air museum is divided into three sections: Gallic-Roman Temple Area, Small Thermal Baths and Forum with Basilica. The Temple Area consists of altars and temples which have partly been rebuilt. The original remains of the Small Thermal Baths (Kleine Thermen), which once served the governor as private bathing area, are presented in a protected exhibition building. Both areas can be visited during the opening hours of the park for an admission fee. The Forum and the Basilica are the centre of Cambodunum. The large square once hosted the market days and meetings; court sessions were held in the Basilica. Both of these are located in a park and are freely accessible. You can explore the area of the Cambodunum Archaeological Park on a tour on your own. A total of 15 active stations provide an experience of history with all the senses. The multimedia Cambodunum-app catapults you back to Roman times with film sequences and 360-degree panoramas using virtual reality and brings to live everyday living from 2,000 years ago – innovatively and inclusively.

Tickets


Tickets can be purchased on site as well as online in advance: Tickets on site are available at the entrances in the Temple Area and the Small Thermal Baths. Online you can get your tickets in the experience store.

PROGRAMME FOR A BREAK

Time-out for fans of Rome, both young and old

We recommend the view at the end of the Temple hall while taking a short break. If the weather is good you will have a breathtaking view across Kempten towards the Alps. Food and drink will be provided in the ‘Taberna‘ and the small guests can let off steam on the Roman playground next door.
This playground offers trampoline, water games and climbing elements – of course with reference to the Romans, and is freely accessible. In the museum store, in addition to tickets, souvenirs such as archaeological writings, replicas of finds from Cambodunum and toys are available.
Child balances on the Roman playground in the Archaeological Park Cambodunum
Child climbing on the Roman playground in the Archaeological Park Cambodunum

Offers at the APC

Events

The Cambodunum Archaeological Park is regularly used for events. In summer, for example, there are picnic concerts, and every two years at the Roman Festival, groups of performers from all over Europe set up camp at the APC to provide insights into Roman life for two days.

Science

Those interested in the scientific investigation of the former Roman city of Cambodunum will learn more about the findings in exciting lectures (in German).

all about the museum

Free guided tours

Every first Sunday of a month, admission is free at the Kempten museums and the Cambodunum Archaeological Park as well. From May until September the APC regularly hosts a free guided tour for interested visitors every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (in German).

Barrier-free museum visit

The APC grounds are accessible to a large extent for visitors with limited mobility: Barrier-free toilets can be found both in the ‘Taberna‘ at the Temple Area and in the Small Thermal Baths. Wheelchairs are available at both ticket offices (Temple Area and Small Thermal Baths) and can be borrowed free of charge for the visit.
In the Temple Area, the exhibition area is equipped with permanently installed ramps; in the outdoor area, the museum staff helps visitors over smaller thresholds with mobile ramps. The visitor path in the Small Thermal Baths is also accessible via ramps. A path with water-bound path surface leads through the park area.
Person with wheelchair in the Archaeological Park Cambodunum

Wheelchair rental

free of charge
Tactile floor guidance system in the Archaeological Park Cambodunum

Floor guidance system

tactile
360°-Video
Take a look!

ON THE MOVE IN KEMPTEN

Arrival, parking & public transport

You will find all the important information and notes on your journey to Kempten, on-site parking, public transport and mobility in Kempten and the Allgäu on the respective pages.

You can reach the Cambodunum Archaeological Park by public transport, for example by taking the R8 ring bus every 20 minutes from Kempten main station.



arrival parking public transport

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