Esslingen's Old Town is enchanting
In beautiful weather, the half-timbered houses outshine each other
Esslingen - much to discover, much to tell
The romantic Old Town with its more than 200 half-timbered houses, its wine, culture and wonderful people - there are many reasons to visit Esslingen. Right in the heart of the Stuttgart region and yet far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can relax and unwind. Surrounded by the River Neckar and vineyards, crisscrossed by the Neckar canals, and crowned by a castle that never was one. Esslingen has a story to tell at every turn. It's a good place to spend time - forget daily routine.
Keen on the city centre - discover the heart of the Old Town
The idyllic metropolis on the River Neckar with its picturesque squares and half-timbered houses is an insider tip for city explorers. If you want to delve a little deeper, it's best to book one of our exciting city tours in the English language.
Diverse opportunities for urban optimists
One of the city's great strengths is its diversity. Here you can experience a little bit of everything. Esslingen is green - parks and vineyards invite you to relax and enjoy various activities. Canoeing, jogging - swimming amidst Art Nouveau architecture. All this is possible and much more. In the pedestrian zones you can stroll to your heart's content. Our fine stores give advice and inspire: Adventure shopping is what we enjoy. And if you're feeling hungry, Esslingen's gastronomic and wine scene offers you the ultimate in culinary delights. Here, food is cooked and served with high standards. Moments of pleasure guaranteed.
The charm of a city on the water
The Neckar, whose canals meander through the heart of the Old Town, lends it a Mediterranean levity. Here, people live near and with the water. Everywhere, small cafés invite you to sit and relax.