The fifth signed Sister City, Trossingen, is located about 100 km. southwest of Stuttgart, just off of the Autobahn. It lies between the Black Forest and Swabian Alps mountain ranges and is situated on a plateau named The Baar. The landscape, rolling hills and vegetation are similar to Beaverton’s, although the climate is drier and colder, with more snow. It is the home of the Hohner Music Company, which is the manufacturer of the famous Hohner mouth organs. Population is 16,000. Trossingen has existed as a city for 1200 years.