The Walls are Burning
Hardly any building has served so many different purposes over the centuries as the former Erasmuskapelle (Erasmus Chapel). Today it is open to the public and is one of the most visited sights in Kempten. It is not home to a place of worship, but provides exciting insights into the eventful history of the city in the form of the Showroom Erasmuskapelle.
23 steps lead down from St.-Mang-Platz to the underground Showroom Erasmuskapelle. A special experience awaits you there: the walls are made to speak with atmospheric lighting, projections and audio images. In a rousing multivision show, almost eight centuries of city history are told, in which the building itself also plays a major role. After the show, there is plenty of time to look around the space. Instead of conventional display cases, there is a monitor table that presents finds from the excavations and reveals explanations about them on a screen. In addition, among other things, traces of burns and remains of wall paintings can be discovered, and two openings on the east wall reveal insights into the ossuary behind it.