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Memmingen – an economic centre and essential holiday destination in the Allgäu

Memmingen is a city with a little more than 40,000 inhabitants, in the south-west of Bavaria. The city borders with the Iller, located on the opposite bank of Baden-Wurttemberg. Although Memmingen is a comparatively small town, it is nevertheless of great importance to the greater region. One of the reasons for this is that the town has large industrial areas, with a wide variety of companies based here, especially in the field of construction machinery, lifting technology and other industrial sectors. On the other hand, tourism in Memmingen is also pivotal. Visitors can admire the picturesque city landscape and numerous historic buildings. In addition, the town lies on the edge of the Allgäu. Many travellers take lodgings in Memmingen to explore the enchanting Alpine landscape, without needing to travel too far from the urban comforts of the town. SunExpress offers flights to Memmingen for holidaymakers, former locals looking to return home and business travellers alike.

There are several car rental offices on site at the airport, allowing business travellers to pick up a set of wheels and move on to their next destination. Whatever your reason for visiting, find low-cost flights to Memmingen today with SunExpress.

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Local time 21:07
Country: Germany
Language: German
Currency: Euro

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Memmingen – a city full of sights and wonders

Memmingen has been a pivotal trading centre since the Middle Ages. Essential trade routes between Germany and Italy, as well as between Munich and Lindau, passed through the village. This led to a prosperous era for the settlement, with the rich history of the village visible from its many grand houses and buildings. Today, visitors can marvel at these inspiring sights, including the sprawling marketplace and splendid city hall. The tax house is another popular destination for sightseers. The medieval fortifications, including the city wall and ring wall that surround the old town are well preserved. Several watchtowers can also be found in the city and are well worth a visit. In addition, there are several old church buildings, including the church of St. Martin. Well known for its elaborate carvings and artistic oil paintings, this church is definitely worth spending a few hours in to soak up every last detail. Around the town hall itself, an attractive park was built, which makes the perfect spot for some relaxing in good weather. A large indoor pool and an ice sports hall also provide plenty of leisure facilities for visitors in bad weather. Memmingen has a theatre for live performances, and plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you occupied during the evening hours.

Experience the Allgäu

Memmingen lies on the edge of the Allgäu. Due to the road connections, many tourists choose the city as a holiday destination and a base from which to move out and explore this fascinating mountainous region. This hilly pre-alpine landscape is gentler than the high altitudes of the Alps, but doesn’t skimp on natural beauty. In addition to Memmingen, there are numerous towns and villages in the region, all filled with historic buildings and beautiful architecture – perfect if you’re after a cultural holiday with plenty to discover. The area around Memmingen is characterised by gentle hills and rivers, streams and lakes. Many travellers choose to go hiking in this area, while the region can also be explored via bicycle. Numerous hiking trails connect Memmingen with the Alps, Lake Constance and other popular destinations in the area. If you’re after a holiday rich in outdoor pursuits, the months of July and August are particularly welcoming. During the summer months, the maximum temperature hovers around the 24 degrees Celsius mark. However, the temperatures are also welcoming in spring and autumn, with the temperate climate remaining particularly warm and accommodating. In the winter months, the Allgäu region is ideal for skiing and snowboarding.

Fly to Memmingen – enjoy quick connections for leisure holidays and business trips

Although Memmingen is a relatively small city, it has its own airport, through which many airlines operate. Built in 1936, the airport was initially used for military purposes but has re-emerged as an important base of civil aviation, since rebuilding work in 2004. The airport in Memmingen (FMM) – also known as Allgäu Airport – has convenient road connections, with the A7 and A96 all easily accessible. There are plenty of parking spaces on offer at the airport, with convenient rail connections ensuring visitors can get to where they need to be after landing.

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