Aalen — Swabian Jurassic Geological Region

Aalen is a town located in the middle of South Germany, in the eastern part of the wonderful state Baden-Württemberg, in a district called Ostalbkreis.

The Ellwanger Berge are nearby, where you can take a nice, relaxing walk, or even climb up some mountains. The Swabian Alb (Schwäbische Alb) is also very close, and the river Kocher as well, which is surrounded by a lot of plants.

The market place is a charming site in the town which hosts a grand market on every Wednesday and Friday. It has been carrying the tradition of markets from the time of 1809.

The Protestant City Church is another wonderful site which has seen more than a few ups and downs. It was built in 1340 and being destructed twice before coming fully to the fore.

The Fire Brigade Square, which is an old construction, was built after a severe fire which broke out in 1865 in the town.

The colorful rain tree avenue in the heart of the town is an eye-catching small tree which has been decorated with dazzling lights and sparkling festoons.

The City Tower is another attractive place which was built from the intention to save the city from the enemies in 1800. The Old Town hall with spy tower is an imposing tall building which was built in the 14th century and served as the town hall till the early 19th century.

You could also hit upon the Jurassic Museum which has been placed here in 1977. Or the Limesmuseum, which shows pieces from the town’s first years.

The Torhaus is also an interesting building. It now contains pubs, restaurants and other shopping facilities.

 

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