Place:Giengen, Württemberg, Germany

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NameGiengen
Alt namesGiengen an der Brenzsource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates48.617°N 10.25°E
Located inWürttemberg, Germany
Also located inHeidenheim, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany    
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Giengen (full name: Giengen an der Brenz) is a former Free Imperial City in eastern Baden-Württemberg near the border with Bavaria in southern Germany. The town is located in the district of Heidenheim at the eastern edge of the Swabian Alb, about 30 kilometers northeast of Ulm on the Brenz River.

Giengen is today a dynamic community and home to several well-known companies, such as Margarete Steiff GmbH, creator of the teddy bear, and Albert Ziegler GmbH, a European leader in fire department equipment.


Positioned on the Nuremberg-Ulm-Constance route, one of the main feeder routes of the Compostella Trail, Giengen is visited each year by an increasing number of walking pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella.

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