Gerolsbach and its surroundings with the localities Alberzell, Klenau, Junkenhofen, Singenbach und Strobenried have kept their rural character. 77 small villages and hamlet are scattered on 59 km² of charming hilly landscape.
The community was named after a priest called Gerolt, who presided over the original parish from 783 to 811. During Carolingian times „Keroltispach“ or „Keroltesdorf“ was an extended nobility seat with manor-houses and village church. Most farming estates were documented in writing very early on.
There are great possibilities for cycling and hiking as well as horse riding and golfing.