The medieval town of Memmingen lies in Swabia, Germany. On the town’s western flank flows the River Iller, signifying the Baden-Württemberg border, while the rest is surrounded by the district of Lower Allgäu. During the Roman occupation it is believed that a small military town, called ‘Cassiliacum’ was founded here. In medieval times the town was on the main trading route between Italy – Switzerland – Germany and therefore became an important trading center.
Use the services like car for rent in Memmingen on your arrival at the Memmingen Airport , about 6 km away, Friedrichshafen Airport , 60 km away or St. Gallen - Altenrhein Airport, 71 km away from your desired destination. The town is perfectly located and known as the the Gateway to the Allgäu. With its three airports, the farthest one less than one hour drive away, it makes perfect sense to set up camp in this beautiful place. The townsfolk are very laid back and will give you a warm welcome. The sightseeing in and around Memmingen is just terrific.
Rent a car in Memmingen and get in touch with the beautiful old part with lovely streets rimmed with fine old houses, many in Baroque and Renaissance style. This is best seen around the market place with the Town Hall, the Guild house and the fabulous painted Tax House. Visit the old St. Martin's Church and the Church of Our Lady, built in the 15th and 16th century. During the tour have a rest in one of the many inviting parks before you stroll through the Towns Museum, explaining the local history. Quite often are regionally famous organ concerts in the St.-Martins Church, otherwise there are pubs, taverns, discos and cinemas available to entertain you after a delicious meal.
Hire a car in Memmingen and find out about the surrounding attractions. The rural village of Buxheim shows one of the finest examples of woodcarving in the 17th till 18th century rebuilt Baroque choir stalls. There are many fine houses which rim the old streets. Ottobeuren is famous for its Baroque church which is a Benedictine monastery. Built in 1737 with stucco and frescoes facades it has a famous organ in the choir. Don’t miss to visit the Swabian Farmhouse Museum, the oldest open-air museum in Bavaria at Illerbeuern before having a rest and taking in the stunning views of the Swiss Alps in Lindau. You can then proudly say that you visited one of the Continent's secret offshore gems when you visit Lindau which is something special, placed in the Lake Constance area and the Austrian and Swiss border is very nearby.
Those described places are just a few crumbs of the whole vacation cake and are very close by so that you don’t have to drive for hours to see something new, which is however made all the easier when you have a hired car to use!
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