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Medieval Old Town

Medieval Old Town
The renaissance town hall in Memmingen

Memmingen has considerable tourist interest, mainly because large areas of the medieval old town survived both World War II and the post-war reconstruction which has marred many other German cities. There are ten city gates and towers and about two kilometres of the city wall. The old town contains many interesting houses of patricians, some in the baroque style. They are picturesque Streets with the Stadtbach (town river) beside. The medieval market place, surrounded by the town hall, which is built in renaissance style, the Großzunft(Guildhouse) and the painted Steuerhaus (tax house). Also famous is St. Martin's church, built in gothic style with its over 500 year-old Choir and the 1996 restored Hospital Brothers of St. Anthony monastery (Antonierkloster), the oldest, best conserved and biggest of these kind.

Most likely the oldest church in town is Unser Frauen (Church of Our Lady), also called Frauenkirche with significant frescos of the 15th and 16th century. Also the Seven Roof House, the baroque Kreuzherren monastery, the renovated whorehouse of the city, the Salzstadel (salt barn), the Kramerzunft (shopkeepers guild, also called the Twelve-Article-House are sights in Memmingen. Not so well known is the Bismarck tower in the west of Memmingen.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memmingen ]

Related: http://www.memmingen.de/english.html
Address: Marktplatz 3, 87700 Memmingen
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