A family playing on the climbing frame

Activities in Kempten

It’s the mix that counts

Kempten in Allgäu – a town that you definitely shouldn’t miss! Apart from its beautiful countryside for walkers and cyclists, the ‘metropolis of the Allgäu’ has lots more to offer. Exciting leisure facilities, interactive museums and over 2000 years of vibrant history waiting for you in the Roman town of Kempten.

Let us show you the range of activities in Kempten for the young and the young at heart – come along with us.

Cycling & Hiking

On tour by bicycle

Traveling by bike in Kempten – another attractive way to explore the nature and landscape in the Allgäu. Would you like a leisurely tour by bike through historic Kempten, harmoniously along the Iller, or would you like to climb a peak by bike from Kempten? We will show you the most beautiful cycle tours in Kempten and the surrounding area.
Strolls and walking tours

But what would Kempten and the Allgäu be like without their nature and their mountains? Apart from the urban charm and culture, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts also won’t be disappointed in Kempten. Its central location in the Allgäu region makes Kempten the ideal starting point for long strolls or demanding walking tours.
A woman hiking in a meadow


Walks & Hikes
A couple with bicycles in the city park


Tour suggestions and much more
A group of four sitting in the courtyard garden

Green oases

Parks in Kempten

The Roman town of Kempten is known as the 'metropolis of the Allgäu', but you can also relax here in the green oases and parks. The Allgäu metropolis creates the perfect combination of culture, fun and nature.


Fun and recreation

Whether with your family, partner, friends or alone – you want to experience something on holiday. Of course, Kempten offers many different experiences.
Lots of leisure facilities with a range of recreation activities guarantee that you won’t get bored on your stay in this Swabian town.
A boy playing laser tag

Code REd action Park

Lasertag, 3D Minigolf, Ninja Warrior and much more
Children climb up a scaffold


Action and fun in the Kinderland
A man pours schnapps into a shot glass

Allgäu Brennerei

Discover tours in the distillery
The inside of the Kemptner Salzgrotte

Kemptner Salzgrotte

rest and relaxation
Two people in the sauna


Adventure pools and sauna world
Cover Room of Secrets

Room of Secrets

The escape game in Kempten
Cheese kettles and tools for cheese

Georgs Käse & Genuss

Cheese school Allgäu
People looking together at a smartphone

Allgäu Mission

Escape Game meets Geocaching
Three people riding a bicycle

Hansi Kienle

From cycle tours to ski tours
Lots of trampolines at SKYHOUSE


The trampoline park in Kempten
A men explaining something about coffee


Coffee experience at its finest
A woman makes a golf swing

Golfschule Allgäu

From training to club fitting
A woman climbing parcours

swoboda alpin

Climbing and bouldering in Kempten


Explore the Allgäu region

Kempten, centrally located at the heart of the Allgäu, is the perfect starting point for trips all around the region. Mountain railways and ski lifts in the southern Oberallgäu are easily reached from here, as are well-known sights like the monastery in Ottobeuren in the north and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in the east. Also just a short car journey away from Kempten is the beautiful Lake Constance to the west.

Cover of the day package ´erlebe Kempten´

“elebe Kempten!”
day ticket

A woman with a Kempten umbrella in the courtyard garden

In the
dripping rain

A family at the mosaic fountain in the Hofgarten

Family break
in the Allgäu town

More leisure time

A family holiday, bad weather and Kempten!

Kempten is all about diversity and this Roman town has lots to offer families in particular. Rummage through our pages with lots of different topics and get inspired. The Allgäu is a sun-drenched region, but if the weather doesn’t behave, Kempten also has exciting and entertaining alternatives in store for a rainy day. Remember: Use the Allgäu-Walser-Card and explore the town with the ´erlebe Kempten! day package.

Sports City Kempten

Are you interested in sports and would also like to make your stay active? Then Kempten is the right place for you! Here you will find a variety of activities in diverse leisure facilities: from climbing to swimming to bowling.
Kempten is also the venue for many exciting sporting events, some of which you can take part in yourself. At others, you are welcome in the audience. In addition, the wide green spaces invite you to play sports on your own.
A crowd of  runners at the residence
A woman climbing

See, shop and experience

Archeologisch Park Cambodunum

Sights and museums

Spending a holiday in Kempten means you can’t get away from the town’s rich history. From a Celtic settlement to the Roman town of Cambodunum and the divided double town of medieval times – a truly fascinating town history is just waiting to be heard.

It’s no surprise, that some of the most popular activities in Kempten have a direct connection to the town’s history.

sights and museums

A city tou in the courtyard garten

Round tours and guided tours in Kempten

The town and its history are not only experienced by gazing at venerable buildings and museums, though. Experience history at first hand while walking through Kempten. And while Kempten is known as the metropolis of the Allgäu region, its historic old town with all its unique sights can easily be explored on foot.

It’s no surprise that a tour through the old town is one of the best activities on offer in Kempten.

guided tours

Two woman having a drink in the city centre

Shopping and culinary delicacies

Being THE shopping town in the Allgäu region, a lengthy shopping spree through the pedestrian zone is also one of the best activities in Kempten. You can find everything in Kempten – from small boutiques to regional specialities and big-name fashion stores. After a successful shopping spree you’ll definitely have deserved a rest. Choose from a cosy cafe, a spritz on the popular Rathausplatz, or take a seat and relax in one of the rustic Kempten beer gardens. The gastronomic diversity is sure to win you over and not just on a shopping spree.