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City wall, gates and towers

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Memminger Christmas market

25.11 - 18.12.2022
Align time for the first Advent, the Christkindlesmarkt – Christmas Market – is opened by torchlight by the Lord Mayor and the Christ Child. Until shortly before Christmas, around 30 stalls offer their Christmas goods, framed by the town hall, guildhall, custom’s house and beautiful town houses.

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City wall, gates and towers

The kilometre-long, well-preserved city wall around the old town, which once upon a time had seven gates and 26 towers, is the largest monument in the city. It has always been a place around which stories and myths revolve. Nowadays, the city wall is of paramount architectural significance, most recently since Germany’s oldest covered battlements were discovered there. Its five city gates, six towers and three tower ruins hold some incredibly fascinating stories. The wall with its fortifications is the most extensive monument in the history of the city. Even today, the unusually monumental city wall has significant remains from the 14th and 15th centuries, and is thus the continual subject of building research.

Witches’ Tower

Einlass - Admission Tower

Ulmer Tor - Ulm Gate

Westertor - West Gate

Lindauer Tor - Lindau Gate

Kempter Tor - Kempten Gate

Germany's oldest covered city wall: "Kohlschanze"

From May 2022 the historic battlements Kohlschanze can be visited as part of the guided tour "Magic of the old town". Prrivate tours also possible.