Schwäbisch Gmünd-Facts
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    Walking time 

    Schwäbisch Gmünd has 1,278 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 40 days. And, when you need to get home there are 181 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Schwäbisch Gmünd.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Schwäbisch Gmünd has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Schwäbisch Gmünd has more than 42,158 street lamps, which use 2.1 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 0.3 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 0.3% of Schwäbisch Gmünd’s total area, 114 square kilometers. That means each of Schwäbisch Gmünd’s 58,564 residents has an average of 5 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Schwäbisch Gmünd want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 172 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 1 km long.


    More than 157 sights and monuments, and far more than 460 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Schwäbisch Gmünd offers more than 13 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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