Auf dem Esslinger Mittelaltermarkt gibt es viele ausgefallene Stände zu entdecken

Hawking at the Medieval Market

A great pleasure

Traders and craftsmen at the Medieval Market

It's a busy time when the traders revive the medieval trading metropolis of Esslingen. Just as they did many hundreds of years ago, they offer their wares for sale at colourful booths. There will be haggling and bargaining, trading and laughing. You can look forward to unusual goods: Coloured cloths, furs, leather goods, incense and silverware are in abundance. The old handicrafts demonstrated at Esslingen's Medieval Market are also exciting and well worth seeing. Here you have the opportunity to look over the shoulder of a pewterer, glassblower, blacksmith and many more.

Farben- nicht löschen!!
People have always traded in Esslingen. After all, this town lies on one of the great old trade routes. It led from Flanders via Esslingen to Italy.

Real adventures can be experienced at the Esslingen Medieval Market  © Maximilian Schwarz


A selection of the most beautiful booths

All year round, the traders, craftsmen and artists look forward to seeing you, the public.

The numerous traders and hawkers vie for the favour of the visitors, who can purchase all kinds of goods related to the Middle Ages. Whether amulets, jewellery, delicacies from the Orient, homemade candles or hand-forged knives: the selection is almost inexhaustible.They love their work and also those who appreciate their goods: So feel welcome at the Esslingen Medieval Market.

Räucherwerk auf dem Mittelaltermarkt


Diversity from all over the world

Stand mit Schmuckobjekten aus Zinn

Pewter jewellery and pewter casting

One of the oldest crafts

Datteln, Nüsse und Feigen: Beim Dattelschlepper gibt es Süßigkeiten aus dem Orient

Orient 'Spezerey'

Oriental delicacies

Pelze sind aus der Bekleidung des Mittelalters nicht wegzudenken. Mäntel, Hüte, Handschuhe, Kragen, Besätze an Kleidersäumen wurden von einem Kürschner aus Fellen hergestellt.

Decorative furs

Cosy and warm

Perlenstand auf dem Mittelaltermarkt

Buttons and scarves

Timelessly beautiful favourite pieces

Leather masks

...and leather bound books

Köstlicher Beerenwein als Mitbringsel

Berry wines

Wonderful souvenir

Mittelalterlicher Stand mit Gewürzen

Spices, fragrances and more...

from all over the world

Löffelfred - er schnitzt Löffel und vieles mehr aus Holz

Spoon carver

... pure handicraft

Handwerk des Zinngießens


Jewellery and utensils are made here

Der Schmied zeigt erstaunten Zuschauern sein Handwerk auf dem Esslinger Mittelaltermarkt und Weihnachtsmarkt


The blacksmith's iron glows - and sparks fly


Filigree glass balls are created - real skill is behind them

Webstuhl auf dem Mittelaltermarkt


Weaving is one of the oldest crafts of mankind

Your good mood depends 90 percent on your hunger?
Then get yourself something tasty!
Rahmflecken - deftiges Gebäck, frisch gebacken aus dem Ofen

Today we treat ourselves to something good!

Getting hungry while browsing at the Market?

We give tips on all the delicious things to eat.

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