It can only be speculated as to how the town of Fachsenfeld was established. It is a fact however, that the once small hamlet with very few inhabitants has gone through a substantial period of growth and development to become a suburb of Aalen. The district of Fachsenfeld (around 3,700 inhabitants) is a very popular residential address with an admirable social and cultural life. This is due in part to the extremely active social clubs, churches and kindergartens as well as the positive impact from the primary and secondary schools. Concerts, as well as many activities for seniors, children and young people take place in the splendid Festhalle. The new local library near the city hall is especially attractive, along with the ecologically valuable development area Schlossäcker with its central heat supply, and naturally, Fachsenfeld Castle, with its well known library and art gallery – where the richest collection of the Swabian Impressionist Hermann Pleuers can be found. In the wonderful castle gardens, one can admire many rare bushes and trees, for example gigantic redwood trees.