Ellwangen an der Jagst, officially Ellwangen , in common use simply Ellwangen is a town in the district of Ostalbkreis in the east of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated about 17 kilometres north of Aalen.
Ellwangen is situated in the valley of the river Jagst, between the foothills of the Swabian Alb and Virngrund forest, the latter being part of the Swabian-Franconian Forest. The Jagst runs through Ellwangen from south to north.
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