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.