Open-Air Theater der WLB im Sommer in der Maille.

Celebrate festivals and more

There is something to do in Esslingen all year round

Events in Esslingen

Whether classical music evenings of the multi-award-winning Podium Festival, the rich theatre landscape with the most varied stages, renowned Literature Days or eventful festivals in summer and winter: They are all favourites with the public.


Other event highlights

These special events are among the event highlights. They accompany the city throughout the year and attract not only Esslingen citizens but also visitors from all over the region to the town centre.

Das Sommerfest der Stadt: ESTIVAL

ESTiVAL - the new Esslingen Summer Festival

Right in the heart of the Old Town  Esslingen celebrates summer with enjoyment for 10 days

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Hot tip in summer: open-air cinema at the castle

On balmy summer nights, many thousands of visitors flock to the cinema at the castle. Everyone who has experienced it awards five stars: Sophisticated film selections and booths with delicious food ensure an exuberant atmosphere. All this is available up at Esslingen Castle - beneath a romantic starry sky.