Taking a northerly course, it quits the mountains at Immenstadt, and, flowing by Kempten, from which point it is navigable for rafts, forms for some distance the boundary between Bavaria and Wurttemberg, and eventually strikes the Danube (right bank) just above Ulm.
The Bavarian system embraces 4642 m., and is controlled and managed, apart from the general direction in Munich, by ten traffic boards, in Augsburg, Bamberg, Ingolstadt, Kempten, Munich, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Rosenheim, Weiden and Wurzburg.
KEMPTEN, a town in the kingdom of Bavaria on the Iller, 81 m.
The town is well built, has many spacious squares and attractive public grounds, and contains a castle, a handsome town-hall, a gymnasium, &c. The old palace of the abbots of Kempten, dating from the end of the 17th century, is now partly used as barracks, and near to it is the fine abbey church.
As the commercial centre of the Algau, Kempten carries on active trade in timber and dairy produce.
Kempten, identified with the Roman Cambodunum, consisted in early times of two towns, the old and the new.
The Benedictine abbey of Kempten, said to have been founded in 773 by Hildegarde, the wife of Charlemagne, was an important house.
See Forderreuther, Die Stadt Kempten and ihre Umgebung (Kempten, 1901); Haggenmtiller, Geschichte der Stadt and der gefiirsteten Grafschaft Kempten, vol.
(Kempten, 1840); and Meirhofer, Geschichtliche Darstellung der dinkwiirdigsten Schicksale der Stadt Kempten (Kempten, 1856).
His first treatise was Die Naturgeschichte des Menschen (in 2 vols., Kempten, 1831).