Between narrow streets and ancient walls – Kaufbeuren with its medieval old town will enchant you: Within the sight of the town`s landmark, the Fünfknopfturm (five-button tower), and only a few steps from the famous Crescentia monastery, the Old Town Apartments are the ideal starting point to explore the historic city center. An absolute peculiarity is the town wall built around the year 1200 and still well preserved today with its two towers.
Here you can find a small Picture Gallery of Kaufbeuren`s old town (many thanks to Peter Ernszt, Michael Gebel, Gabriele Escheu, Walter Brandl und Doris Wenzel from AKF Kaufbeuren for allowing the use of the pictures).
In addition to the Crescentia memorial, the city museum, the rustic fire department museum, the playful puppet theater museum, or the modern “kunsthaus kaufbeuren” offer historical and cultural interesting sights.
But in addition to history and culture, the old town also invites you to stroll through individual shops, and to linger in one of the numerous street cafes and restaurants.
Here you can download the brochure “Tour of the Old Town“ free of charge (including the old town map and overview of the sights). The brochure is also available free of charge in our apartments.
In Neugablonz, the largest district of Kaufbeuren, North-Bohemian expellees ventured a new start more than 60 years ago and founded their industry there. The “Trail of Jewelery” theme walk, the “Isergebirgs-museum” and the adventure exhibition will take you to the present and the history of the jewelry industry.
Here you can download the brochure “Tour through Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz“ free of charge (incl. district map and overview of the sights). The brochure is also available free of charge in our apartments.
The city of Kaufbeuren also offers numerous guided tours in the town. We are glad to help you with your booking.
Kaufbeuren also has some great cultural highlights: Whether City Theater, theatrical landscapes, cabarets, cinema, puppet theater, youth theater or even a small film festival of its own – you have a wide selection of options (see also http://www.kaufbeuren-tourismus.de/kultur.html ).
Take the chance and pilgrimage to the sacred Crescentia of Kaufbeuren. As a nun’s nun and later superior of the monastery of the Franciscan nuns, she became a helpful, pioneering soul leader and countess for innumerable people. In 2001 Crescentia was sanctified by Pope John Paul II. It is the first German saint of the 3rd millennium. Many people come annually to pray in the monastery church or to learn more about this extraordinary Franciscan at the memorial in the Crescentia Monastery (see also http://www.kaufbeuren-tourismus.de/pilgern/hl-crescentia.html).
In the heart of the beautiful Allgäu, Kaufbeuren has a lot to offer for our active guests and sports enthusiasts: climbing and bouldering freaks can visit the climbing center of the German Alpine Club. Swimming and bathing can be done either in Kaufbeuren`s public baths or in one of the numerous lakes in the area. In addition, Kaufbeuren has its own kart track, is well-known as an ice hockey city, and in winter there are more than 30km of cross-country ski runs in the area and the district Oberbeuren even has a small ski lift. All popular sports can be done in the city. Especially for cyclists and hikers the city is a true paradise: numerous cycling and hiking trails lead through Kaufbeuren or can be started from here (see also http://www.kaufbeuren-tourismus.de/aktiv.html).
Numerous events take place in Kaufbeuren all year round. The most important thing is, of course, Kaufbeuren’s fifth season: the Tänzelfest, Bavaria’s oldest children’s festival, is a lively, colorful history book. The many visits of Emperor Maximilian in his “much love city” will empathize with enthusiasm every year on the penultimate weekend before the summer holidays for children of Kaufbeuren on the occasion, the history of their town from the late Middle Ages to the Biedermeier period. Whether medieval camp life, the children’s market, the Collection of the Emperior, the procession or the hustle and bustle, the the “Tänzelfest” is the right place for everyone. In addition, there are plenty ofother events in the city every year, such as the “cultural” Saturdays, numerous markets, candle-light shopping, the street life festival, citizen festival Neugablonz, Christmas market and much more (see also http://www.kaufbeuren-tourismus.de/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungskalender.html).
For further information on the attractions in Kaufbeuren and the surrounding area, please visit the following link: http://www.kaufbeuren-tourismus.de/