Forum and Basilic

In Step with the Times

The Forum was at the heart of the Roman town of Cambodunum. Situated in a park today, it was the centre of public life and urban administration during antiquity. Market days took place on the large public square. Assemblies and court hearings were held in the Basilica.

Model of the Forum, behind it remains of the Basilica in today's park area. © APC, Roger Mayrock

Stone construction was used to upgrade the monumental public buildings beginning in around AD 40, an important sign of the Roman town’s important status.

In the first century ad, Cambodunum/Kempten was the seat of the governor of the Roman province of Raetia.

Today the forum grounds are freely accessible at all times.