Schwabisch Gmund: A Medieval Market Town
With eight centuries worth of history, the medieval and majestic town of Schwaisch Gmund is awash with rich reminders of the prosperous past. Atmospheric market squares are richly decorated with traditional half-timbered houses and impressive historical monuments. Wander the sinuous streets in order to discover a captivating cultural scene that both embraces the present and pays homage to the past; classic music concerts illuminate the theatres and aesthetically arresting art exhibitions fill the airy spaces of the galleries.
The Majestic Market Square
Some of the town’s most significant and stunning sights can all be discovered in the principal Markt Square; one of the most impressive is undoubtedly the Dominican Monastery, whose pastel coloured façade and looming turret creates an arresting image. Founded in the 12th century, the sacred structure has been used for everything from an army barracks to a cultural centre exhibiting emerging artists.
An Ancient Array
Boasting the title as Schwabisch Gmund’s oldest surviving factory, the Silverware Museum respects the town’s significant industrial heritage, through a selection of historically accurate reconstructions, antique machines and glittering silverware are exhibited beside informative panels. Transport yourself back in time with a visit to this incredible cultural institution.
Grand German Gastronomy
Appease an appetite for authenticity at Gasthaus Schwanen, an atmospheric and ambient eatery in which epicurean traditions are honoured. Sink into to a rustically decorated booth in order to peruse an extensive menu of signature specialities; sample warming beef broths, crisp fried schnitzels and expertly seasoned potatoes for a filling and fabulous German feast in spired by a rich culinary heritage. (Vordere Schmiedgasse 10, 73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd. Germany)