Cambodunum Archaeological Park

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Cambodunumweg, Kempten im Allgau, Germany
Cambodunum Archaeological Park - Statue near the forum
Cambodunum Archaeological Park - Messing around with the Romans
Cambodunum Archaeological Park - The baths
Cambodunum Archaeological Park - Messing around with the Romans
Cambodunum Archaeological Park - Roman sandels
Cambodunum Archaeological Park - Relief carving in the temple area
Cambodunum Archaeological Park - Relief carving in the temple area

Cambodunum Archaeological Park Kempten im Allgau Reviews

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Roman Kempten May 25, 2017
In the first century AD Kempten, then known as Cambodunum, was the seat of government for this region. Extensive excavations have taken place here and a number of sites made accessible to the public, dotted around this park which lies on the eastern side of the river Iller, overlooking the town centre.

Entrance to the site costs 4€ although access to the general parkland around the excavations is free. A walking route between the two main sites is well-marked – once you have worked out where to start!

There are two main areas for which this ticket is required. One is the temple area where I was impressed by how well presented the site was, with enough of it reconstructed to give a good sense of what once stood here without turning it into a theme park. In addition to statues of the various gods, there are a number of interesting artefacts on display including some beautiful jewellery that wouldn’t look out of place today. We spent quite some time here and could easily have spent even longer if we’d read all the information boards!

This is linked by a suggested walking route which took us past the site of the forum (which has not been restored and is therefore really just lines of stone in the grass, though there’s an impressive statue at the entrance and a single column standing.

We then walked to the other main area for which your ticket is needed, the baths. These excavations are protected from the elements and are well displayed – I liked the touch of a pair of sandals left by the side of one of the pools! A path leads right round the edge, raised to give you good views, but you need to use some imagination to understand the various sections and how the baths were used. It helps if you have previously visited more complete Roman baths such as those at Pompeii, as I have.
Relief carving in the temple area
Relief carving in the temple area
Statue near the forum
Roman sandels
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HORSCHECK says:
Interesting review here. I missed this place in Kempten.
Posted on: Jul 09, 2017
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