Main article: Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympic Games
The individual German champions: Schuhmann, Flatow, and Weingartner.
The gymnastics competitions were held in Panathinaiko Stadium. Germany, which had sent a team of eleven men, won five of eight events, including the two teams. In the horizontal bar event for the German team had no opponent. Three Germans also won individual titles: Hermann Weingartner won in individual horizontal bar, parallel bars Alfred Flatow individual and Carl Schuhmann, who also competed in wrestling, won in the vault. Louis Zutter, a Swiss gymnast, won the event in Rings Potro, while Greeks Ioannis Mitropoulos and Nikolaos Andriakopoulos were winners of the events of rings and rope climbing, respectively .