View from mariaberg to the alps

Excursions on foot

Walking tours in Kempten and the Allgäu region

The Allgäu metropolis is easily explored on foot. Take a relaxed stroll through town past all important sights and acquaint yourself with Kempten and its history in a comfortable way. And although Kempten is the metropolis of the Allgäu region, all important sights can be reached on foot. Get to know Kempten on a walk through the old town or by taking a walking tour through Kempten, its beautiful green spaces and large parks.

Due to its central location in the region, the former Roman town is the ideal starting point for various walking tours. The countryside with its various areas – from gentle mountain meadows to ragged mountain slopes – makes the Allgäu an ideal place for beginners and high-performance mountaineers.

Courtyard garden Kempten


On the way in Kempten
View from Mariaberg


From City Hall Square to
Kempten´s own mountain
Guided tour of the city


Get to know the history of the city
Bike and walking path along the Iller river

city walk

Walking and cycling path on the Iller


Promenades and walking paths in Kempten

Explore the historic old town with all its important sights during a guided tour of town or take a comfortable easy walk through Kempten yourself. If you prefer the calming effect of nature, a walking path will take you to green spaces starting from the centrally located Rathausplatz in a few minutes. But you can also take a walking tour in Kempten. Start your tour to the Kempten’s own mountain 'Mariaberg' with almost 915 metres above sea level from the Rathausplatz in Kempten’s town centre.
View from the Martinshöhe in Oberreute in Allgäu © Allgäu GmbH, Klaus-Peter Kappest, Germany
For Beginners
Panoramic views of the mountain ranges, the happiness of having reached a summit and a typical Allgäu meal – all that should be included in a walking tour in the Allgäu. You do not have to be an extremely sportive person, as you can see from our suggestions of easy walking tours in Kempten and the area.
Zeigergipfel © Allgäu GmbH, Klaus-Peter Kappest, Germany
For Experienced Walkers
For a walking tour in the Allgäu you need good equipment, must be well-trained and fit. The walking tours for the experienced walker overcome quite some heights, the length of the tour and the condition of the paths require the walker to be sure-footed. But after all that you are rewarded with beautiful views across the Allgäu mountain range.
Summit of the Aggenstein © Allgäu GmbH, Klaus-Peter Kappest, Germany
For Mountaineers
Steep ascents, climbing sections or a tour of several days – walking tours in the Allgäu offer experienced walkers as well as mountaineers diverse and challenging tours. Find a selection of tours here.
Hiking for the whole family © Allgäu GmbH, Christoph Gramann
For the whole family
Walking in the Allgäu is fun for the whole family. The most important thing is having fun and entertainment and be in the open. And it does not matter, whether you are walking with a pram or your destination is a shieling with a petting zoo and playground.
Family at the Mosaic Fountain

Kempten tipster


Drawing of the historical personality queen Hildegard

WildeHilde Tip

If you need cooling down or you are in need of a rest, I can recommend the beautiful parks and fountains in the Roman town of Kempten!


Walking trilogy and the St. James Pilgrimage

Known worldwide and a once-in-a-lifetime event: the St. James Pilgrimage. Some of the paths cross through the Allgäu; the Munich St. James Pilgrimage goes even straight through Kempten. You can walk some shorter stretches of this well-known pilgrimage here or start from here on a longer tour.
If you do not want to walk quite to Spain or at least explore the Allgäu on foot, you should, however, not miss the
'Wandertrilogie Allgäu' – Walking trilogy Allgäu. This walking tour is divided into various sections and degrees of difficulty and you can plan your very personal walking tour through the Allgäu region.
Oberreute Martinshöhe © Klaus-Peter Kappest, Germany

walking trilogy

Plan your individual hiking route through the Allgäu
Panorama, blue skies and green meadows on the St. James pilgrimage route through Kempten

st. james pilgrimage

The Munich Way of St. James leads directly through Kempten


On your way by bike

If you want to explore Kempten and the region by bicycle, go to the relevant themed page and get all the important information on cycling in Kempten and suggestions for the perfect cycle tour in Kempten.