Visit the historical downtown and spend time to exploring the original remains of the town wall, the towers and the gates.
Memmingen suffered also damage during WWII similar as many other cities in Germany. Most of the flattened historical buildings have been reconstructed, such as the "Siebendächerhaus" (house with seven roofs). (see below)
Other parts of the medieval downtown were lucky. The structures of the town wall with its towers and gates are still original.
Without reading signs or printed information we never would have been able to the difference.
- many thanks to "Thomas Mirtsch" and Wikipedia
Bettelturm in Memmingen (built 1471) - many thanks to "Thomas Mirtsch" and Wikipedia
The "Siebendächerhaus" - many thanks to "Thomas Mirtsch" and Wikipedia
Rathaus - many thanks to "Johannes Böckh" and Wikipedia
The "Siebendächerhaus" was used in the past by tanners for drying the furs. Today it is privately owned.
Unfortunately not only WWII caused damage to Memmingen. Similar to what I see in Canada historical houses have been torn down and replaced by new ones. It is pretty easy to recognize these faked "heritage" buildings.
However, we were still amazed how beautiful Memmingen looked when we did our sightseeing tour.
Very interesting is the "Antonierhaus"
It contains two museums. One is called the "Striegel-Museum", the
other one the "Antoniter-Museum"
Some of the shown pictures are self explaining but not exactly pleasant. But who wants to watch a modern surgery?
An old cemetary - many thanks to " M. S." and Wikipedia
The "Striegel-Museum" is dedicated to the paintings and sculptures created by the Striegel family in medieval times. (1430 to 1528)
The "Antoniter-Museum" shows many very interesting details about the health care which was provided by a Christian order which came from France.
Believe me, it is not boring but you need somebody who can translate certain information.
We had an interesting day in Memmingen and we hope that you will share our experience. Please get actual information what to see and to do. Certain things may have changed over the years.
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Many thanks also for some of the pictures to the Tourist Board of Bavaria and involved communities
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