Esslingen am Neckar is a town with an incredibly rich history. It’s a medieval town with over 800 monuments from across the centuries, all clustered close enough to be easily accessible on foot. Walking around, you’ll take in more than 1,200 years of architecture on the shores of the Neckar river.
Visit Germany’s oldest sparkling wine cellar, which resides in a historic monastic building, and have a taste of Kessler. Enjoy the vital cultural scene with galleries, theaters and historic artist quarters in cellar vaults. Wander past lovingly renovated shops and old town houses, where coffee and delicious regional fare is served. Esslingen is also home to an enchanting medieval Christmas market every December.
Since Esslingen is only 16 km (10 mi) from Stuttgart, you can easily visit again and again, each time discovering another unique spot.