Gründau is named for the nearby river of the same name. However, while there is only one river, there is more than one piece of Gründau.
The town is actually made up of several smaller hamlets. Gettenbacher, Hain-Gründau, Central Gründau Niedergründau, Rothenbergen, Breitenborn, and Lieblos are the other pieces of the community.
All of the community zones date back more than 800 years, according to church records.
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If you love old buildings, old gravestones, and traditional farming planning, you will be thrilled as you walk between the different areas. There are a number of formal trails, and the smaller town feel of the area means you can chat up locals for more history whenever you like.
However, the locals don’t live entirely in the past. You’ll also notice quite a bit of new construction as you walk through the area. Lieblos is growing particularly fast, aided by the A66 motorway providing easy connections for shipping and manufacturing businesses.
Gründau’s town fathers recruit companies early and often to open new business here, and their hard work is paying off. Several smaller manufacturing companies have offices in the area, and the economic climate is vibrant.
As a result, there is a lot of new going on in the community. New families are moving in, and new cultural events are being launched. The summer cultural series is only a few years old, for example, but it is already a very popular weekend event. Live concerts, outdoor movies, and mini-festivals keep the summer months lively.
For New Year’s, Gründau also holds a special concert. Each year is themed, typically around a classical composer, and they bring in international performers to do special shows for the community. Thus, whether you arrive in the summer or the winter, you will get excellent entertainment in this growing town.