Kempten Municipal Alpine Museum
Memminger Straße 5
D-87439 Kempten im Allgäu, Germany
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 to 16.00
Closed on 24th/25th/31st December, 1st January and Shrove Tuesday
Official guided tours: every Saturday at 14.00.
Entry: € 4.- adults, € 2.- children
Free entry to the Kempten museums on the first Sunday in the month!
Please note that opening times have changed due to Covid-19 regulations.
With 1,500 sq. metres of fascinating displays, the Kempten Alpine Museum houses the largest exhibition in Europe with the Alpine mountain area as its theme. The permanent exhibition covers the importance of the Alps as a habitat for flora and fauna, as well as as a place of leisure for people throughout the ages. In the rooms of the historical Marstall, museum visitors can immerse themselves in the fascinating world of the Alps, and explore the the geological, biological and cultural background histories of the largest mountain chain in Europe.
By means of a wide and diverse collection of exhibits, the Alpine Museum tells the story of the many thousand-year natural and cultural history of the Alps. Those interested can make a close study of the geology of these breathtaking mountains, as well as their diverse flora and fauna, without having to resort to dizzying climbs into the heights.
The Alps are presented not only as an area of nature and habitats, but also as a place of groundbreaking discoveries and superlative athletic performances. The exhibition tells of brave mountain-climbing pioneers, milestones of natural scientific research and unprecedented records. Also studied more closely are the significance of the mountains as a place of leisure resort for people, and the development of tourism over the last two centuries into a crucially important economical factor for the Alpine region.
From minerals and fossils to animal recreations and winter sports equipment going back many generations – here in the Alpine Museum mountain-lovers will find everything they could wish for, all just waiting to be discovered!