Schwäbisch Gmünd lies in the district of Ostkalb at the centre of southern Germany in the region of East Württemberg, 50 kilometres from the state capital, Stuttgart. The major district town has about 60,000 inhabitants spread out over the core town and 10 localities. Schwäbisch Gmünd is the oldest city of the Staufer period.
Buildings spanning 8 centuries characterise the historical town centre. The marketplace and the Münsterplatz are two of the most beautiful squares in southern Germany. Located picturesquely at the foot of the Swabian Alps and the Drei Kaiserberge peaks, Schwäbisch Gmünd is a town with atmosphere and a southern flair for life.
The town is located in the upper Rems Valley. Its name “Gmünd” comes from “Mündung” – the outlet of the Josefsbach into the Rems River.
Schwäbisch Gmünd is the oldest city of the Staufer period and has a historical town centre.
Since the 14th Century, Schwäbisch Gmünd has been an important centre for gold and silver. With approx. 62,000 inhabitants today, the town has a large car-free zone and is a popular shopping destination. Trade and industry are diversified. Regular art exhibitions, the European Church Music Festival, a rich programme of concerts and theatre, shows and street fairs perfectly supplement your holiday programme.