Rails to Trails
There is an old railbed converted into a trail just behind my house. You can take it for miles. There is a cool restaurant that you can stop at on the way home to have a cold one.
You can go from village to village... Really neat and good exercise. Hiking boots, water, a mountain bike, dog, whatever....
Where it all began....
"The birthplace of my European Adventure"
My time in Schwaebisch Gmuend was memorable (at least what I can remember). I think that I visited every bar and gasthaus at least once. Experienced the Guggenmusikfest and the smoking teletubbies. Was introduced to the Swabian dialect. I won't be the same after this time, and I doubt that SG will be either....
"Map of Schwäbisch Gmünd"
I have attached a stadt map. I live on Stuifenstraße. You can't read it, so let me know if you want a copy and I can email it to you.
"About Schwäbisch Gmünd"
SG seems like a good compromise. While it isn't a large, cosmopolitan city - it has a lot of charm and history. It is big enough that it has most of the things that I needed to "survive".