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.

Picture: Throne Hall external link

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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Object information:

Address

Residenzplatz 4-6
87435 Kempten

Opening hours

April-September: 9 am-4 pm
October: 10 am-4 pm 
closed Mondays
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 charges

Residential rooms closed until end of January 2018

Due to building works the residential rooms are closed until end of January 2018.

Guided tours

Guided tours (in German) every 45 minutes

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Wheelchair access; lift available

Nearest railway station:

Kempten
www.bahn.com

Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Zentrale Umsteigestelle"

Parking space:

Underground parking at the "Königsplatz"

Responsible administrative office

Bayer. Schlösserverwaltung/
Außenstelle Kempten
Am Stadtpark 3
87435 Kempten
Telefon 0831 2561251
Fax 0831 2561260
poststelle.fa-ke@ finanzamt.bayern.de

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