Fascinating world of the Neckar canals
Life on the water
Neckar canals in the Old Town
Water in the city - the idyllic Neckar canals bring a southern flair to the city. Esslingen is a city of alleyways, bridges and canals. A little Venice, a town that lives by the water! Canoe trips through the heart of the Old Town are a special leisure tip. Where else in the region can you experience this? Sitting relaxed on the banks of the Neckar, watching swans and ducks and enjoying the idyll: Life can be so beautiful.
Little Venice - charm of a town by the water
In Esslingen, Little Venice is the name given to the romantic quarter on the Kesselwasen. Here, the Rossneckar canal and the historic Inner Bridge form a harmonious ensemble. There was evidence of mills here as early as 1428. In the basement of a nearby kindergarten as well as next to a neighbouring house, several water wheels still turn today. Until the 20th century they powered machines and turbines. The steel boat skeleton is a sculpture by the Esslingen artist Bertl Zagst. It was created for "Stadt im Fluss" - Esslingen's major cultural festival, which takes place every three years.
The Esslinger loves life on the waterfront, where coffee and good cheer are served, with a self-evident, almost Mediterranean composure. The Neckar is the elixir of life for all residents.
Esslingen: Also a city of fountains
Esslingen is not only an atmospheric city on the river, but also a city of fountains. Water laps soothingly in many places: A total of 77 fountains - small and large, striking and worth seeing - can be discovered. In the 18th century fountains were needed to supply drinking water and for washing; today they are popular places of attraction and communication.
Every day by the water is a good day