Object description:

Kempten Residence

Picture: Kempten Residence

After the Benedictine Monastery founded in 750 was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War, the church and Residence were rebuilt under Prince-Abbot Roman Giel von Gielsberg as the first monumental monastery complex in Germany. The project was commenced in 1652.

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Throne Hall

The residential rooms were furnished from 1732-1742 under the direction of the artistically knowledgeable Prince-Abbot Anselm von Reichlin-Meldegg. Antechamber, Audience Room, Living Room and Bedroom are in the late Régence style, while the Throne Hall is Rococo. The rooms are unique with their combination of sacred and secular elements and strong, warm colours.

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Residenzplatz 4-6
87435 Kempten

Opening hours

April-September: 9 am-4 pm
October: 10 am-4 pm 
closed Mondays
(except: Easter Monday, Whit Monday)

November, January-March:
Sat/Sun 10 am-4 pm

December: during the Christmas market daily 12.15 pm-4 pm

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission fees

Guided tours

Visit only possible with a guided tour (in German; every 45 minutes)

Admission fees 2022

3.50 euros regular
2.50 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Wheelchair access; lift available

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to ‘Zentrale Umsteigestelle’

Parking space:

Underground parking at the "Königsplatz"

Administrative office

Bayer. Schlösserverwaltung/
Außenstelle Kempten
Am Stadtpark 3
87435 Kempten
Telefon 0831 256-1251
Fax 0831 256-1260
poststelle.fa-ke@ finanzamt.bayern.de

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