The baroque princely residence in Kempten (Allgäu) with the structurally connected Basilica of St. Lawrence is the first monumental monastery complex to be built in Germany after the Thirty Years’ War. The residence was both a princely residence and a monastery. Today the residence serves as a courthouse for the local and regional courts in Kempten.
The Hofgarten Kempten is located north of the residence and is a baroque palace garden. Once laid out as a kitchen garden to supply the monastery, the Hofgarten is now a popular meeting place and idyllic place to relax in the heart of the city.