21 Sights in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 21 sights are available in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Schwäbisch Gmünd

1. Kriegerdenkmal 1. und 2. Weltkrieg

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The market square is next to the Johannisplatz and the Münsterplatz one of the three main squares and at the same time the largest square in the old town of Schwäbisch Gmünd. The square extends in a north-south axis between the Holy Spirit Hospital and the town hall. In the west slightly set back, at the transition to Johannisplatz the Romanesque Johanniskirche characterizes the square. Architecturally, the square is dominated by half-timbered, baroque and rococo buildings. The square has an hourglass-shaped outline and can be reached through a variety of narrow streets.

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2. Heilig-Kreuz-Münster

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The Heilig-Kreuz-Münster in Schwäbisch Gmünd is a Gothic church building with the parish church built by around 1320 as a parish church with indoor. The Münster is important art -historically as the starting plant of the parler family of builders and as the first large indoor church of southern Germany. The nave was completed around 1341. After the towers collapsed, the complete completion of the full hall church dragged on until 1521.

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3. Kastellbad Schirenhof

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The fort Schirenhof, also known as Etzelsburg, is a former Roman cohort fort, which today lies in the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd, on the grounds of the Schirenhof in the Ostalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg. It was built around 150 AD on a mountain tongue overlooking the Rems to the Rhaetian Limes behind, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

Wikipedia: Kastell Schirenhof (DE)

4. St. Maria Hohenrechberg

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The baroque pilgrimage and parish church of St. Maria on the Hohenrechberg near Schwäbisch Gmünd was the pilgrimage site of the Counts of Rechberg and is still the parish church of Rechberg and a popular destination for pilgrimages. From the former ancestral castle of the Rechbergs to the church, the path is flanked by a Way of the Cross from 1891.

Wikipedia: St. Maria (Hohenrechberg) (DE), Website

5. Stauferfries

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The Staufer frieze is a picture that is 60 meters long in stainless steel, which represents the move -in of the last Staufer Konradin in 1266 in Schwäbisch Gmünd. It is located on the south facade of the “Remsgalerie” shopping center in Ledergasse and was created by Helmut Maximilian Gruber-Ballehr.

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6. Josefskapelle

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St. Josefskapelle is a Gothic chapel in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. It lies on the Waldstetter Bach, which is called Josefsbach from this point to its confluence with the Rems, in a small green area. Initially planned as the Chapel of St. Mary and Joseph, it was consecrated to Saint Joseph of Nazareth.

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7. Museum im Prediger

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The former Dominican monastery of Schwäbisch Gmünd is referred to as the preacher, which is now used as a cultural center with the Museum im Prediger and the Galerie im Prediger, among others. It is centrally located in the city centre, on Johannisplatz, opposite the Romanesque St. John's Church.

Wikipedia: Prediger (Schwäbisch Gmünd) (DE), Website

8. St. Michael

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St. Michael is a Catholic parish church in the Weststadt of Schwäbisch Gmünd with an integrated community center. Since 2018 it has been used as a simultaneous church. The church was built by Peter C. Schenk in the style of concrete brutalism and is a self-supporting cultural monument.

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9. Schloss Lindach

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Lindach Castle (German: Schloss Lindach) is a castle complex in the Schwäbisch Gmünd district of Lindach, whose oldest parts date back to Hohenstaufen times. The forerunner, Lindach Castle, was protected to the north and west by the slope and to the south and east by a moat.

Wikipedia: Schloss Lindach (DE)

10. St. Katharina

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The Katharinenspital zu den Sondersiechen, today called St. Katharina for short, is a complex of buildings with a chapel in Schwerzer, west of the old town of Schwäbisch Gmünd. It formerly served as a hospital for the sick and was located outside the city fortifications.

Wikipedia: St. Katharina (Schwäbisch Gmünd) (DE), Website

11. Burg Waldau

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Waldau Castle (German: Burg Waldau) is a ruined hilltop castle at 451 m above sea level near the village of Waldau in the town of Schwäbisch Gmünd in the Ostalbkreis district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Of the castle ruins, only a few remains of the wall remain.

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12. Königsturm

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The Königsturm was an element in the southern part of the outer city fortifications of Schwäbisch Gmünd. Due to its elevated position on the slope of the Zeiselberg and its height of over 40 meters, it is a striking point in the cityscape of the old town.

Wikipedia: Königsturm (Schwäbisch Gmünd) (DE)

13. Glockenturm

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The bell tower, formerly called the Bell House, is a Romanesque building built around 1228 and now houses the bells of the Holy Cross Minster in Schwäbisch Gmünd. It is therefore a campanile. This form of a bell tower is unique in the Swabian region.

Wikipedia: Glockenturm (Schwäbisch Gmünd) (DE)

14. Mariä Verkündigung

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The Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary is the former Gothic, Baroque monastery church of the Dominican convent Gotteszell in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Today it serves as the church of the prison for women, which is housed in the former monastery.

Wikipedia: Mariä Verkündigung (Schwäbisch Gmünd) (DE)

15. Museum Panoramamuseum und Epos zur Stadtgeschichte

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The Panoramamuseum Schwäbisch Gmünd is a museum in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, where the Staufer saga panorama and other works by Hans Kloss are exhibited. It was opened in April 2017 in the Grät, a medieval half-timbered building at Marktplatz 7.

Wikipedia: Panoramamuseum Schwäbisch Gmünd (DE)

16. Johanniskirche

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The Johanniskirche or St. Johannis Church is a Catholic town church in the Romanesque or Neo-Romanesque style in Schwäbisch Gmünd, which John is consecrated to the Baptist. The pillar basilica serves as a lapidarium for the Gmünder Münster.

Wikipedia: Johanniskirche (Schwäbisch Gmünd) (DE)

17. Herrgottsruhkapelle

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St. Leonhard is a cemetery complex east of the old town of Schwäbisch Gmünd, located between Bundesstraße 29 and the Remsbahn, consisting of the Gothic Leonhardskirche, the subsequent Gothic Herrgottsruhkapelle and the Leonhardsfriedhof.

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18. Augustinuskirche

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The Augustinuskirche in Schwäbisch Gmünd is the former Baroque monastery church of the Augustinian monastery in Gmünd, which today is a Protestant parish church in the city centre and lies in the vicinity of the Holy Cross Minster.

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19. BIEGERT & FUNK Galerie im Torhaus

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The Five-Button Tower and the Lower Gate in front of it were parts in the northwestern part of the outer city fortifications of Schwäbisch Gmünd. They formed a kind of fortress. In this area is also the former gate guardhouse.

Wikipedia: Fünfknopfturm und Unteres Tor (DE), Website

20. St. Franziskus

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St. Franziskus Gmünder 20:20, 17. Okt. 2008 (CEST) / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Baroque parish church of St. Francis is a former monastery church of the Franciscan monastery in the core town of Schwäbisch Gmünd and was consecrated until 1908 to St. Ludwig, who is now a secondary patron.

Wikipedia: St. Franziskus (Schwäbisch Gmünd) (DE)

21. St. Coloman

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The former parish church of St. Coloman is a Roman Catholic church in the former center of Wetzgau in the Schwäbisch Gmünd district of Rehnenhof-Wetzgau. The late Gothic church is dedicated to Saint Coloman.

Wikipedia: St. Coloman (Wetzgau) (DE), Website


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