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.
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.
According to the current legal situation, an opening of our houses is possible depending on the local seven-day incidence.
The Kempten Residence is open at present; a visit is only possible as part of a guided tour (clearly reduced group size). No reservation is required.
April-September: 9 am-4 pm
October: 10 am-4 pm
(except: Easter Monday, Whit Monday)
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
Visit only possible with a guided tour (in German) every 45 minutes; maximum 12 people per group
3.50 euros regular
2.50 euros reduced
Wheelchair access; lift available
Bus to "Zentrale Umsteigestelle"
Underground parking at the "Königsplatz"
Am Stadtpark 3
Fax 0831 256-1260