Mother and daughter in the pedestrian zone

Shopping in Kempten

Large Fashion Stores and small Boutiques

Kempten is quite a popular and attractive town for shopping well beyond the Allgäu region. People come for near and far to do their shopping here. There are well-known fashion stores and many small boutiques for pleasurable shopping in the charming historic town centre. Also those who love the regional products will not be disappointed. Cheese, beer, handicraft or traditional fashion – the variety of Allgäu products not only delight the locals, but guests as well. The retail traders with their individual offers contribute to a great extent to the

exquisite and attractive the town centre.

Longest Shopping Mile and largest Shopping Centre

Pedestrian zone at its largest

Kempten's pedestrian zone is one of the longest in all of Swabia and the popular heart of the city. From Hildegardplatz, Residenzplatz and Millstream Quarter in the north to the Forum Allgäu Kempten shopping centre in the south, the shopping mile offers everything your shopping heart desires. A variety of restaurants, cafés and refreshment stops invite you to linger after shopping. From Allgäu delicacies to international dishes, you can enjoy a varied cuisine.
Shopping fun in the Forum Allgäu Kempten

The Forum Allgäu Kempten is the largest shopping centre in the Allgäu region, with around 23,000 square metres of retail space. Visitors will find an attractive all-round offer under one roof. The pleasant, modern atmosphere invites you to stroll and linger. Promotional programmes, services – such as kid cars, lockers and customer information – and an appealing range of gastronomy round off your shopping experience. The directly connected multi-storey car park provides pleasant access even in rainy weather.
Forum Allgäu Kempten

forum Allgäu Kempten

Couple shopping

Pedestrian zone

at ‘Klostersteige‘
christmas market at Rathausplatz Kemtpen

christmas market

Weekly market in Kempten


Couple at the weekly market

weekly market

Social Gathering: Popular Markets

Kempten’s weekly market Every Wednesday and Saturday between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. the Hildegardplatz is full of vivid hustle and bustle. The weekly market in Kempten, popular with locals as well as guests, is always worth a visit. Christmas Market Kempten Kempten becomes a cosy place during the weeks running up to Christmas. When the Town Hall is lit up with Christmas lights and the tantalising smell of mulled wine and roasted almonds fills the air, then it is Christmas time on the annually organised Christmas Market on the Rathausplatz.

A day in Kempten

City experience in the Allgäu

Are you planning a weekend trip or making a detour to Kempten during your Allgäu holiday? Then we have just the thing for you. Here you will find everything you need to know for a short trip to Kempten and what you absolutely must not miss.

Annual Shopping-Highlights and Vouchers

Late Night Shopping in Kempten

The Kempten Shopping Night, which always takes place on the first Advent weekend on Saturday evening, is also popular with young and old. Shopping enthusiasts can relax until 11:00 p.m. and enjoy the varied supporting program. For the latest information, visit the organiser's website (in German).

City-Management Kempten e. V.

Sunday shopping days

Twice a year, the stores in Kempten open their doors for you on Sundays and public holidays: on Ascension Day and in October on the occasion of the Kathrein market (traders' market and fair). Almost all stores in the city centre and the Forum Allgäu Kempten open their doors for you from 12:30 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.


The Tourist Information Centre is one of the sales points for Kempten gift vouchers. The vouchers, which are in credit card format, can be purchased for a fixed amount of ten euros each. You can redeem the vouchers at over 160 locations in Kempten, which you can find in the online overview as well as in the brochure enclosed with the purchase.

Arriving, parking and getting around

To get to your vacation in Kempten there are numerous options, because the city is excellently connected. It is located directly on the A7 highway, has an eastern railway station and a main train station and Memmingen Airport is not far away. The inner-city bus network is well developed and linked to that of the region, so that public transport is an alternative to the car for your local mobility. The two long-distance bike paths, the Allgäu and Iller bike paths, intersect in Kempten, making the region easy to explore by bike.
If you are on vacation in Kempten by car, whether your own, a hired car or a car-sharing model, there are numerous parking options in and near the city centre. We show you which parking spaces and parking garages are available and where you can charge your e-car. For touring coaches, there are parking spaces not far from the city centre, as well as a stop option to get on and off the bus directly at St.-Mang-Platz. Travelling cyclists can use the Bikebox as well as charging points for e-bikes, and motor homes are best parked at the Illerdamm.
Railway tracks


Parking space