Loca­tions of the University

The Main Building

The univer­sity buil­ding, desi­gned by the archi­tect Martin Elsaesser, has been the head­quar­ters of the univer­sity since 1909. During the cons­truc­tion work for the 100th anni­ver­sary, it was disco­vered that the ceilings of the histo­ri­cally protected buil­ding were hardly able to bear the weight of the buil­ding and that the buil­ding did not meet the fire protec­tion requi­re­ments. A ceiling repla­ce­ment and a general refur­bish­ment become unavo­idable. In 2010, the reno­va­tion work began and the univer­sity was tempo­r­a­rily relo­cated to the Gmünd Tech in Marie-Curie-Strasse 19 in Schwä­bisch Gmünd. When the univer­sity moved back to Rector-Klaus-Strasse 100 in February 2015, all space, struc­tural and func­tional defi­cits were elimi­nated. New windows and insu­la­tion of the inner sides of the outer walls signi­fi­cantly reduced the buil­ding’s energy consump­tion. Heating, venti­la­tion, air condi­tio­ning, sani­tary and elec­trical instal­la­tions were comple­tely renewed. At the begin­ning of the summer semester in mid-March 2015, the HfG resumed its studies at the Rector-Klaus-Strasse 100.

  • Admi­nis­tra­tion
  • Secre­ta­riat
  • Rector’s office
  • Work­shops
  • Labo­ra­to­ries
  • Seminar rooms
  • Computer pools
  • Prac­tice rooms
  • Offices
  • Cafe­teria
  • Common/​lounge areas

New Buil­ding and the Old Post Office

In a central loca­tion – between the train station and the town’s main garden – the Univer­sity of Applied Sciences Schwä­bisch Gmünd moved into new premises winter semester 2014/15. The Gamundia“ area, where the new rooms of the univer­sity are located, is directly oppo­site the train station of the city of Schwä­bisch Gmünd. On the other side the buil­ding borders on the Stadt­garten (town’s main garden), through which the river Rems flows. The new buil­ding is connected to the reno­vated Old Post Office („Alte Post“), in which the univer­sity also uses rooms.

  • Photo/​video and sound studio
  • Audi­to­rium
  • Proto­ty­ping Lab
  • Computer pools (also CAD, anima­tion, image processing)
  • Seminar rooms
  • Offices

Haus Nagel/​Nagel House

The Nagel House, oppo­site the main buil­ding, houses the library, the archive, the mate­rials library and the rese­arch depart­ment of the univer­sity. The VS shop is also located here. 

  • Library
  • Archive
  • Mate­rial library
  • VS Shop
  • Rese­arch


The ZAPP area near the railway station houses the univer­si­ty’s prin­ting work­shop. There are also nume­rous seminar rooms and workspaces for students. 

  • Prin­ting workshop
  • Seminar rooms
  • Student workspaces

Gold and Silver Forum

The Gold and Silver Forum houses the course of study in coope­ra­tion with the Univer­sity of Applied Sciences Aalen, Digital Product Design and Deve­lo­p­ment – Design of Networked Systems. The students attend lectures toge­ther on the premises.

  • Seminar rooms