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It was founded by the Alemmani tribe around the 3rd Century. A large fire in 1782 destroyed most of the town, but the inhabitants immediately set to rebuilding it. The spread of industrialisation in the 19th Century brough prosperity and growth to the town.
Today, Goppingen is known for its nearby mountain, as the headquarters of the large Marklin toy company, and Jewish heritage.
People Born in Goppingen
Goppingen in People's Lives
Hermann Hesse: I attended Latin School here as a boy, from about 1887 - 1891, from the ages of ten to fourteen. I was a sharp and intelligent student, and excelled at the school.