City tours with pizazz
"”Verzweifelte Hausfrauen” – Desperate Housewives of the 17th century": One rich, the other poor. An explosive city tour! From May to September, always on one Thursday in the month at 7 pm.
Shopping in Memmingen
Surrounded by old guild and patrician houses with their impressive façades, the lively shopping streets with numerous boutiques are spread throughout the city centre.
Inspiring, intoxicating, Memmingen. You can come and see our cultural highlights.
Experience Memmingen with all of your senses
"As a tour guide, I know that anyone who has been here and experienced the picturesque old town is thrilled. My tip: enjoy Memmingen with all of your senses! Places of interest, history, culture and a visit to one of our wonderful cafés."
– City tour guide Sabine Streck
Our city wall
Our old city wall – a site filled with myth and legend
For centuries, the citizens of the imperial city of Memmingen concerned themselves with their safety, and they constructed, expanded and repaired their city fortifications at great expense. The gates, towers and the city wall should have protected the people of Memmingen from the threat of danger, but it did not always succeed... Explore our city walls along one of our circular routes.
The 7 landmarks of Memmingen
Many cities have a landmark, but Memmingen has seven.
The Blue Column is one of the seven landmarks of Memmingen and stands on the market square. Where it comes from, nobody knows. However, a story has been handed down for generations: one night, after the curfew, a drunken alderman was on his way home from one of the countless wine taverns. Suddenly, his companion heard the night watchman and leaned the drunken alderman against the pillar to distract the watchman. When the watchman had gone, he fetched the alderman again. But what had happened? The column had turned blue. The "blue" state of the alderman had coloured the column. Whether it really happened that way will probably remain a Memmingen secret forever.
on the traces of "Memminger Mau's"
- illuminated Memminger Mau in the "Stadtbach" in the Rathausgasse, always to see when it is dark
- Memminger Mau as a fountain on the square of German unity
- Symbol at the children's festival and fishermen's day
- Chocolate Mau available at Confiserie Heilemann and at Backhaus Brommler