Kaufbeuren Travel Guide

  • Kaufbeuren
    by BruceDunning
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    Many painted facades of buildings
    by BruceDunning
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Kaufbeuren Things to Do

  • Stadttheater

    This more modern design is a version of concrete mix. The theater is functional but the design looks Bauhaus slop

  • Town towers

    There are five main towers surrounding the town and connected by the wall. Some are shown below. The Sywollenturn dates back to around 1249 for the first one and the latter from1420 and lasted until 1964, now renovated. Gerberturn is also dating back to 1420. St. Blasius church is connected to the tower for defense use. It all was from 1420 when...

  • Town walls

    The walls surround the town and you can walk nearly all the way around the perimeter. They have a balcony and covered wood roof in most parts. it leads up to a walkpath and church at the top, above Crescentia Monastery before descending back to the town streets.

  • Crescentia Monastery and Museum

    This is a hidden church and monastery on Am Brietn Bach. The church is small and only dedicated for daily people looking for a bit of salvation. The monastery is not open, but gardens above it are open on a terraced climb. There also is, of course, shops to purchase items. The complex was built between 1682 and 1744 in gradual parts. It was closed...

  • Protestant Luthern Church

    This is a popular church for the townspeople. The confusion on the town brochures is this is said to be Evangelical church. But it is designated Protestant in internet references. I guess they use the facility for convenience. It was constructed in 1604. The inside is rather ornate and used for church.

  • Catholic St. Martin Church

    A very large church and it is highly active for use by locals. It has an enormous tower outreaching the town at about 200 feet, and the inside is more typical for ornate, but an everyday life church for the people; not austentatious, but simple in design. It was started for construction in 1438, but a couple of years later the inside was modified...

  • Jordan - Badepark

    That's the name on the map anyway! spotted this park between the railway station and the town centre. Pleasant place to spend an hour or so on a warm afternoon, ducks very entertaining!

  • Old town walk.

    Follow the route on the aforementioned map. A good looking town of fountains, churches and squares. Just a few photos taken along the way.A good afternoon exploring.

  • Get one of these!

    Map of town with a good walking route and info on what is there! Picked ours up at our hotel but did spot them all around town.Very useful.

  • Sywollentower

    The Sywollentower was built as a defence tower around 1420 when the city walls were built aswell.Item [27] on online map.

  • St. Martin Church

    This church is pretty large and has very beautiful wooden altars. It was built as a romanic church and reconstructed in gothic style from 1438 to 1443. In the 17th century then it was again changed to baroque and later to gothic revival style. The church tower is over 68 meters high. Notice that the square beside the church used to be the cemetary....

  • Crescentia Monastery

    The monastery started as a Beginen community around 1250. This was probably founded by Anna von Hof. From 1315 on the community followed the order of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Franciscan. In 1741 Maria Crescentia Höss became the head of the monastry for 3 years until her death in 1744. During the Secularization the monastry was disbanded, but in...

  • Tänzelfestbrunnen

    This fountain shows Anna von Hof, probably the founder of the womens monastery here in Kaufbeuren.Item [20] on online map.

  • Blasiustower

    Beside St. Blasius but connected you will see the Blasiustower which was built around 1420 as defence tower. Item [15] of online map.

  • Catholic Church St. Blasius

    Unfortunately at the hour of my visit the church was closed, repectively it was noon break for the time in which it is possible to get the keys for the church from the neighboring house. So I admired the interesting door beside the church leading through the city wall. Anyway, if you manage to get in: The building and interior is of late gothic...

  • City wall at Fünfknopfturm

    The city wall up here looks exactly as a city wall should look like. It once was 1200 meters long and was built in 1420. Have a look at the nest houses for a lot of different nesting animals. It is mounted on the city wall.Item [13] on online map.

  • Fünfknopfturm (Five-Button-Tower)

    After walking up to the citywall you will first see the impressive symbol of Kaufbeuren, the Fünfknopfturm (Five-Button-Tower). It was built in 1420 and up on the top there is still someone living in the guardsflat. The coat of arms mounted on the tower are representing the allied Empires of the Central Powers fighting in the First World War: the...

  • Pulverturm (Power Tower)

    If you follow the shop passage crossing Ludwigstreet and continue through the next passage you might see a sign on the left remembering the position of the former Pulverturm (power tower). It is not existing anymore, no wonder after its history. 1632 the gunpowder blew up, in 1727 a lightning stroke the tower and in 1800 the towers time finally...

  • Evang. Lutherische Dreifaltigkeitskirche

    The protestant community in Kaufbeuren uses the Lutheric Trinity Church which has a very interesting inside. It used to be the house of the Emperor Maximilian and was reconstructed as a church in 1604. You will find religious paintings on the walls and some stucco on the walls. The interior somehow gives a little feeling to be in a room of a castle...

  • Neptune Fountain

    Find the Neptune Fountain in front of the Lutheric Trinity Church [6]. It was made by Johann Wolfgang Schindel in 1753 who lived in Augsburg.Item [4] on online map.

  • Portal of the Hörmannshaus

    Just close to the cityhall you can have a look at the portal of the Hörmannshaus. It is a Renaissance-portal from 1542 and part of the house in which Georg Hörmann von und zu Gutenberg lived. He administrated the mines for Jakob Fugger in Schwarz (Tirol) and later became advisor for Ferdinand I.Item [2] on online map.


Kaufbeuren Hotels

Kaufbeuren Restaurants

  • Allgäuer Stuben

    Restaurant in the Hotel Hasen, appears unchanged in many years, a good thing in my book, comfortable and friendly with a modern menu of local favourites and international dishes too. Another plus is the presence of beers from the local Aktienbrauerei.Food and beer both very good, enjoyed our evening here.

  • Last beergarden of 2011?

    A mid October lunchtime visit, warm and sunny so we joined several others outside in the beergarden, as you do!Large choice, even for the vegetarian MrsB who went for an enormous jacket spud, goulash soup for me - an old favourite.Both meals tasty and nicely presented - a couple of beers from the local Aktienbrauerei with it, very good, enjoyed our...

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Kaufbeuren Transportation

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    by bonio Written Oct 30, 2011

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    Around a 70 minute rail journey from Munich for us, links to many other major cities by both ICE and local trains noted while waiting for our onward trip.
    See website for uptodate info

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