The city of Aalen has an area of 146.63 km² and thus it is the seventh largest city in the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The region is situated in picturesque scenery and it served as a namesake for the Aalenium, an article in the law. Aalen is located in the Ostalbkreis and it is only 50 kilometers away from Stuttgart. Here you will also find the Ski resort of the Ostalb.
The region has its own main railway station which is connected to the national transport network. Furthermore, Aalen is conveniently situated on the motorway 7, which leads directly to Stuttgart. The airport in Stuttgart is situated only 66 kilometers away. The airports of Memmingen and Nuremberg are located 96 kilometres away and in the case of Nuremberg, 101 kilometres away.
It is well worth a visit to the historical town hall with the . The historical town hall was built in the 14th Century and today it is said to be the landmark of the city with the “spy of Aalen”, the figure on the town hall tower.
In addition to this, it has various churches. The Evangelical Church of St. Nikolaus , which was built in 1765, is located in the picturesque town centre, directly by the pedestrian zone. It is one of the few large buildings in the region that is built in the late-baroque style.
Aalen has several significant features on offer, among them is the small theatre. It is the smallest urban theatre in the Federal Republic of Germany and it also provides four theatre clubs for its regular performances. Plays with varying genres are performed here.
It is also highly recommended that you visit the Geological and Paleontological Museum, as well as the Prehistoric World Museum. It is located in the historical town hall and it displays over 1,500 fossil findings from the region and from the Swabian Alb.
The Landgasthof Läuterhäusle is a restaurant that offers traditional dishes from the region. The Swabian Sample Menu includes everything that the traditional Swabian cuisine has to offer regarding pleasures of the palate. The price level for this is within the mid-range.