A Walk Around Esslingen

Esslingen is a breath-taking town with a village feel and located around 20 minutes out of Stuttgart’s main city via the S-Bahn S1 line.

There is archaeological evidence the people had settled dating a far back as 1000 B.C. And  now with a population of over 92 thousand Esslingen has evolved and grown, yet maintained a breathtaking historical feel. I recently visited the Christmas markets and was completely blown away by its beauty.

Esslingen went on to become part of the Roman Empire. Then an Imperial City up until 1802, and was occupied by U.S soldiers towards the end of world war 2. Despite its history Esslingen’s medieval character has been preserved, and it suffered very little damage during the 2nd world war.

As you walk around this stunning town the beauty is such that you feel like you are on a movie set. This leaves you not knowing where to look first. I  have already shared a little about the Christmas Markets, which are nothing short of magical. But I wanted to share some photos of Stuart from Go Eat Do and my guided tour with the ever so wonderful Patrick.

This is the prettiest town ever. Esslingen feels like something straight out of a Disney movie. Yet it’s a real living breathing town. And somewhere I can’t wait to return. Because honestly, we down need to go far when we have places like this an hour away.

A Walk Around Esslingen In Germany

A Walk Around Esslingen
A Walk Around Esslingen In Germany

A Walk Around Esslingen

A Walk Around Esslingen In Germany

A Walk Around Esslingen In Germany

A Walk Around Esslingen In Germany

A Walk Around Esslingen In Germany

 

Photalife
Wander Mum

80 Comments

  1. 11th December 2016 / 7:01 am

    It’s so beautiful and it really does look like a place straight out of a Disney movie. I’d love to just wander about taking photos too. I don’t fancy doing that tightrope walk though, eek!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      14th December 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Tas it is stunning , I was so giddy, I didn’t know where to look first x

  2. 11th December 2016 / 11:10 am

    It doesn’t look real, like a backdrop to a fairytale 🙂 I’d love to have a wander. #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th December 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Tara it is so beautiful I loved it and cant wait to go back x

  3. 11th December 2016 / 11:40 am

    The colours of the buildings really do make the place look chocolate box perfect. Half timbered buildings really are so stunning !

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th December 2016 / 10:23 pm

      They are aren’t they Andrea, honestly its magic there I was nearly weeping ! x

  4. 11th December 2016 / 12:26 pm

    What a beautiful place – the architecture is just stunning. I hope you had a wonderful time.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th December 2016 / 10:23 pm

      It is Victoria, I had the best time x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      14th December 2016 / 10:24 pm

      oh it really is x

  5. 11th December 2016 / 3:49 pm

    What a beautiful place to explore.

    Thank you for linking up

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th December 2016 / 10:24 pm

      Thank you it is x

  6. 11th December 2016 / 4:56 pm

    I love all the detail and colour in the buildings there. A great city to visit.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      14th December 2016 / 10:24 pm

      Fiona it is just stunning x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      14th December 2016 / 10:25 pm

      Sarah that is exactly what it looks like, I loved it x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th December 2016 / 10:27 pm

      It is Karen I loved it x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      14th December 2016 / 10:43 pm

      Lolo I hope you get there soon because it is wonderful x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th December 2016 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks

  7. 14th December 2016 / 1:45 pm

    I’ve never heard of Esslingen before. It looks beautiful though with all the quaint houses and flags. I love Germany! #citytripping

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th December 2016 / 10:48 pm

      I hadn’t Jo but OMG it is breathtaking I was like a kids in a sweet shop x

  8. 14th December 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Oh it’s so lovely! I especially like the figure walking on a bar between the homes! #citytripping

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th December 2016 / 10:49 pm

      I know its so cool isn’t it Ava? x

  9. 14th December 2016 / 10:55 pm

    Such a pretty place – there are some gorgeous historic centres in that part of Germany. The tightrope walker was a bit less usual! #citytripping

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      19th December 2016 / 9:27 pm

      I know Cathy, such a beautiful part of the world x

  10. 17th December 2016 / 11:37 pm

    Beautiful place. I do like the colourful architecture and half-timbered houses you find in Germany. I’m a bit taken aback by the tight rope walker though. Is that real?

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      19th December 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Its fab isn’t it? Such a great piece of art and yes the buildings are just stunning x

  11. 2nd January 2017 / 8:35 am

    I’d not heard of his before but looks beautiful. Would love to see in the snow #mondayescapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      5th January 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Oh yes me too I bet it is breathtaking x

  12. 2nd January 2017 / 10:34 am

    We were equally entranced by the German towns and villages we discovered when we took a Rhine cruise – so picture postcard they do appear unreal.
    Love the tight-rope walker – that sort of humour appeals to me!
    #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      5th January 2017 / 9:14 pm

      I know its so fab isn’t it? But yes they are just such pretty towns Trish I just loved it there x

  13. Sandra
    2nd January 2017 / 11:45 am

    It’s so pretty! It does look like a Disney movie, I love statue of the walking figure. #mondayescapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:18 pm

      I know its so fab isn’t it, I just loved it there x

  14. 2nd January 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Wow, that looks amazing! Love all the detailed pictures and the colours. You’re so lucky to have places like this so close to where you live! #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Ah thanks you yes its not that far at all really we are lucky x

  15. 2nd January 2017 / 3:14 pm

    This town looks picture-book perfect. I loved seeing your images of Germany over the holiday. I really want to go there now! #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Nell you would love it it is just breathtaking, thanks so much xx

  16. 2nd January 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Oh this is just wonderful, what a great spot Esslingen is. We’re huge fans of Germany and it seems so typical with the coloured buildings – how fab. I must have a nose at your Christmas market post too. Stuttgart is on my list to visit although I was in Berlin recently and got my market fix there. Love the atmosphere, the smells and all the goodies! Happy New Year x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:26 pm

      Charlie Stuttgart is such a wonderful region I love it so much, and there is so much for families x

  17. 2nd January 2017 / 6:42 pm

    This looks like my kind of town! I have not heard much about this town but I can see why it is a must visit. The architectural features and the colors are incredible. Would love to get lost in its streets. #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Ruth is is the perfect town to wander and get lost I just loved it there x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Karen it was beautiful, just such a pretty then x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Thank you x

  18. 2nd January 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Germany is incredibly beautiful, isn’t it? Haven’t been to Esslingen yet, but it looks like I need to add it to my ever-growing list!! #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Oh you do, it is just the perfect German Town I fell in love with it x

  19. 3rd January 2017 / 4:08 am

    Esslingen looks like what I think of as the quintessential German town- full of charm and character. I would love to visit. #mondayescapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Oh it is, the atmosphere is just amazing x

  20. 3rd January 2017 / 8:54 am

    What a gorgeous city! Keep the pics coming …

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Ah thanks so much Susanna x

  21. 3rd January 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Such a pretty town to visit when on your city break. The architecture is amazing and Instagrammers paradise!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Oh it was, I took so many pictures x

  22. 3rd January 2017 / 3:15 pm

    I’m itching to visit the German markets this year – they look wonderful. And with settings like this they are too good to resist. I agree that we’ve got some amazing places so close us in the UK. It makes deciding on places to visit even more difficult! #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Claire it does, we were going to go further this summer now I am not so sure x

  23. 3rd January 2017 / 5:17 pm

    I had to look twice at the man on the tightrope. Wouldn’t it be fun if it was real?! #Mondayescapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:36 pm

      I know it so cool isn’t it? x

  24. 3rd January 2017 / 6:03 pm

    What a beautiful town – it looks like it is straight out of a Disney movie! #mondayescapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:37 pm

      Tracey it is, its os picturesque x

  25. 3rd January 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Looks like a very beautiful town! I never hears of it but there are so many lovely places to discover yet. To bad though Germany had lots of rain and cold during winter time. But the tightrope walker compensates for that 😉

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Do you know though the cold is part of the charm, its feels so festive x

  26. 3rd January 2017 / 8:30 pm

    What a beautiful place to visit Sarah. I have never been but Hywel has been on a working trip to Germany. I think he needs to take me one day #Mondayescapes x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Tracey I know you would love it so much you must visit x

  27. 3rd January 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Stunning pics. I’ve been to Stuttgart and a few places close by, but never to Esslingen. It’s such a beautiful part of Germany.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Birgit it is just gorgeous there next time you are in the area go you wont regret it x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Ah thanks Phoebe, it is so beautiful x

  28. 5th January 2017 / 7:29 pm

    It looks just so quaint and beautiful. Very much like a fairytale. #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Cal it is exactly like a fairy tale there so pretty and friendly xx

  29. 5th January 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Looks exactly like what you think a German town should. So photogenic!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2017 / 9:45 pm

      It is Adeline I love it there it was dreamy x

  30. 6th January 2017 / 1:24 am

    What an interesting history this place has, I love it so thank you for sharing that information and it is pretty isn’t it, I can see why you love it so much! #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th January 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Thanks Angie, I know its history is so interesting and it is such a beautiful place x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th January 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you, it is lovely x

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