Schwäbisch Gmünd is a German town in the eastern part of the federal state Baden-Württemberg. It has a population of about 60.000 inhabitants. The region is called Ostalbkreis. Schwäbisch Gmünd is situated in the northern foothills of the Swabian Jura Mountains at the river called Rems. It´s about 50 kilometres away from our federal state’s capital: Stuttgart.
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We have one of the biggest business and industry parks in the region of east Württemberg. It’s called “Gügling Gewerbe-und Industriepark” and has about 60 companies with approximately 3000 employees. Some important industries include automotive suppliers (ZF-Lenksysteme), manufactures of machinery and glass, and a large subsidiary of a famous producer of beauty products and naturopathic medicines (Weleda).
If you love cozy old-styled buildings, cafes or if you just want to learn about the classic vintage German culture, Gmünd will be your town. Our town enjoyed a big “makeover” during the last years because of a huge event called “Landesgartenschau 2014” (state horticultural show, a sort of gardening exhibition) so now we have lots of pretty nature in the center of the city and new cafes and shops. It´s also very important to know that we are the oldest city of the Staufer dynasty, because of that we have many historical buildings like the Münster Church. That makes our rather small but beautiful town interesting for many tourists every year.