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Highlights

City of Civil Liberties

Memmingen has borne the title 'City of Civil Liberties" since the summer of 2020.
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New cycle paths

Five new routes invite you to explore Memmingen and the surrounding area by bike.
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Exactly mmy experience

Classic tours

Brief, informative and with several highlights!
Accompany us on an interesting walk through Memmingen’s magical old city.
All prices are valid for groups with a maximum of 20 persons. It goes without saying that we adhere to the protection and hygiene concept.

The magic of the old city - get to know Memmingen

With charm, wit and expert knowledge, our guides will accompany you through the historic city centre, walk with you along the city water course, across the marketplace, past former monasteries and to time-honoured churches. Not only will you learn interesting facts about the buildings and squares, but will also be drawn into a city that lives with its history in the"modern day". And you won't get anything "off the peg" with us! The guided tours are specially adapted to your group according to the desired meeting point and chosen end of the tour. Experience Memmingen individually and exclusively!

Variation 1:"Pomp and pageantry - noble patricians" (northern quarter)
Variation 2:"Linen and leather - proud craftsmen" (southern quarter)

 

 

Prices:€ 65,00 (duration 1 to 1½ hours) | € 75,00 (duration 2 hours)
Meeting place:Marktplatz, bus car park at the Stadthalle (civic hall) or the Stadthalle forecourt

The magic of the old city - get to know Memmingen in a foreign language

For our international guests, it is possible to book the "Zauber der Altstadt - Magic of the old city" tour in English or French.

 

Price:€ 75,00 (duration 1 hour)
Meeting place:Marktplatz, bus car park at the Stadthalle (civic hall) or the Stadthalle forecourt

“Get to know Memmingen” - for senior citizens

If you wish, our experienced guides can make your city tour shorter in terms of route, but your leisurely walk will remain just as exciting and interesting as the "big" version.

 

Price:€ 65,00 (duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Marktplatz, bus car park at the Stadthalle (civic hall) or the Stadthalle forecourt
Kosten:65,00 € (Dauer 1 - 1 ½ Stunden)
Treffpunkt:Marktplatz, Busparkplatz an der Stadthalle oder Stadthallenvorplatz

"Memmingen for Insiders"

For all those who already know Memmingen, we offer a tour of the southern part of the old city. In this tour, you’ll learn old and new things about the southern city highlights such as Schrannenplatz, the House of the Seven Roofs and the Church of Our Lady.

 

Prices:€ 65,00 (duration 1 to 1½ hours) | € 75,00 (duration 2 hours)
Meeting place:Bahnhof (train station), Schrannenplatz or Gerberplatz

Our historical city wall – Highlight of the city tour

On our "Linen and Leather - Proud Craftsmen" guided tour of the southern part of the city, we climb the centuries-old city wall  and hear all kinds of historically significant stories about it.

Themed tours

The topics range from the Memminger dialect to legends and landmarks, Memminger personalities and to the origin of the Fishermen’s Day (Fischertag). You’ll  experience the comical & tragic and also explore several hidden, dark corners of our old town. You will be amazed at what our town has to offer! All prices are valid for groups with a maximum of 20 persons. It goes without saying that we adhere to the protection and hygiene concept.

Along the waterway - from the waterworks to Luginsland

Enjoy an entertaining and informative walk inside the city walls along the Stadtbach - the watercourse running through the city. Our companions along the way are the history and stories, poetry and prose about the watercourse, some of them in dialect.

 

Price:€ 75 (Duration: 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain on the Marktplatz
Kosten:75,- € (Dauer: 1 - 1 1/2 Stunden)
Treffpunkt:Gerberplatz

"Barterers - warders - outcriers"

- The world of work through the centuries -
How did the people of Memmingen earn a living, and was it enough? Was there free time even without legally regulated holidays? Were strikes, side jobs, migrant workers or Sunday work already a topic for discussion in the free imperial city? What was the purpose of a cobbler’s ball, and when did people get together? We’ll shed light on all these fascinating questions during a special guided tour on Labour Day.

 

Price:€ 75,00 € (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Gerberplatz
Kosten:75,00 € (Dauer 1 - 1,5 Stunden)
Treffpunkt:Gerberplatz

Memmingen during the Thirty Years’ War "Cannon thunder in Memmingen"

Four hundred years ago, the Thirty Years’ War began. How did the people of Memmingen experience this dark time? Come with us on a journey through time to sieges "gschwöllt Wasser", a battle for forty barrels of wine. And did Memmingen really once belong to the Kingdom of Sweden?

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz

"High sages and paupers"

In the area of conflict between noble councillors and poor people, this entertaining guided tour conveys the bourgeois life of centuries ago with spicy, amusing and exciting stories. Along the way, well show you the most important sites of Memmingen’s old city.

 

Price: € 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz, train station, bus parking area or Stadthalle (civic hall) plaza

Don`t mess with trade - guilds in the imperial city

Each of the eleven guilds included many occupational groups. You will find out all about the organisation of the guilds in this guided tour - which one individual craftsmen should join, who could become a member, where the guild houses were located, and what was proper (or not) in the guilds.

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Gerberplatz
Kosten:75,00 € (Dauer 1 - 1,5 Stunden)
Treffpunkt:Gerberplatz

"Tummy ache, toothache and niggles"

Lucky was he who was healthy and rich. Less lucky was the one who fell into the hands of a quack. There were many dangers: Pox, plague or tooth worms...possible treatments against these included enemas and blood-letting. Join us on the hunt for clues to hospitals, bathhouses and apothecaries. We will tell you how bathers, executioners and midwives prolonged or shortened life...

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz

Dialect tour "Wia ma halt so schwätzt" - How people talk around here

Dialect in its spoken, written and read form is an art. It expresses the love which people feel for their homeland and the bond between the people. History comes alive through stories as we make our way together through the city. Text from many dialect poets such as Friedrich Wilhelm Hermann, Hugo Maser and others will accompany us and perhaps open up completely new perspectives. " ‘Memminga ma halt so!" - That’s how it’s done in Memmingen

 

This tour can being combined as an extension to the "Magic of the Old City - get to know Memmingen".tour

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz

History and stories about Memmingen Fishermen’s Day (Fischertag)

The first mention in the chronicles of fishing out the city stream dates back to 1572. You’ll find the city canal (Stadtbach), Fishermen’s Day (Fischertag) "Gschichtla" (fables) and everything which goes with them to provide all manner of entertainment at the forefront of this tour.

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz

Memmingen Landmarks

For centuries, seven landmarks have been associated with the city: the blue column, the holy Hildegard, the green Devil, the House of the Seven Roofs, the waterworks, the basilisk and the horse in the cradle. At the forefront of this enigmatically presented special city tour lie the origins, history and legends of Memmingen’s landmarks.

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz

The Crusaders’ Monastery (Kreuzherrnkloster)

The central focus of this tour is the moving story of the Crusaders’ Monastery. In addition to the former monastery, we also visit the prelate’s room. You’ll hear about the history of the hospital, a "city within the city", as well as the history of art encapsulated in one of the most beautiful baroque churches north of the Alps.

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:War memorial at Hallhof

Memmingen - almost Italy?

Especially in tourist publications, people like to talk about the "southern flair" of Memmingen's old town. What do the preserved medieval townscape and the town's history have to offer? Covered arcades, the canal with its many bridges, the market square in its design like a "piazza" or a city lord in the 12th century who owned large parts of Tuscany and Umbria. Or merchants who, of course, maintained their branches in Venice and Milan. Oranges, lemons, Parmesan and olive oil, traded by the patricians. We invite you to a search for Mediterranean traces to marvel at and dream of holidays!

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz

Dark corners of the old city

Rumours hide in the darkness - some of the dark, romantic corners of the old heart of the former imperial city reveal their sanguine and mysterious stories. This interesting guided tour tells of the lives of citizens and light-shy scallywags, adulterers and lovers, witches and craftsmen.

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz

"If stones could speak..."

We walk on them and we see them everywhere in the city. Whether they are old or new, visible or hidden behind a colourful façade... Stones are history. Houses of rich and poor people, big churches, the long city wall, gates and towers were built with them. Where in Memmingen can we find stones which were worked by craftsmen 800 years ago? How many stones were used in the construction of the city wall? And what are cobbles? This city tour for big and small is all about the exciting search for the past in our city.

 

Price:€ 75,00 € (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz

Memmingen - planned and designed?

History and city design go hand in hand. Even at the time of its emergence as a town in the Middle Ages, streets or building layouts reveal architectural skill. What developments lead to today’s townscape? Let yourself be enchanted by an explanatory tour of the old town, which will provide clarity about many structural peculiarities of our city.

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz

Iron signs and weather vanes

In the signs and weather vanes still preserved today, the superb smithing skills of our craftsmen can be seen. Griffins, lions, ravens, trumpet angels and dancing goddesses - the representations on our houses and gates are numerous. The variety of motifs is astounding, making this walk a feast for the eyes and offering a new perspective on Memmingen's history.

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz

"Something up your sleeve" - the tavern tour

The focus of this special guided tour is the rich history of Memmingen's inns and breweries. Pub innkeepers and wine bar sommeliers ensure a convivial life in the "moon town". But what exactly is served and where? What were "signage rights" and where was the "sombre parlour"?

 

Price:€ 75,00 (Duration 1 to 1½ hours)
Meeting place:Fountain at the Marktplatz