DescriptionIn the early 19th century German settlers—many originating from a region of Germany called Schaumburg-Lippe—began arriving in what was then commonly known as Sarah's Grove. During a township meeting in 1850, the community was renamed Schaumburg to celebrate the population's German heritage.
German sculptor Klaus Vieregge fashioned “Gothic,” one of the art pieces displayed at the Chicago Athenaeum International Sculpture Park, out of stone from Schaumburg, Germany. Just east of the intersection of Schaumburg Road and Summit Drive, the 20-acre sculpture park features 15 art pieces constructed from such materials as bronze, fiberglass, steel and stone; phone (815) 777-4444.
InfoOfficeMeet Chicago Northwest 1375 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 120 Schaumburg, IL 60173. Phone:(847)490-1010 or (800)847-4849
ShoppingWoodfield Mall, near I-290 and I-90 at 5 Woodfield Mall, has JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Nordstrom and Sears as its anchor stores. Nearly 300 stores, specialty shops and restaurants fill the 2.7 million-square-foot retail space. Across the street is Streets of Woodfield offering 30 shops, theaters and eateries.