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.
80 thoughts on “A Walk Around Esslingen”
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!
Tas it is stunning , I was so giddy, I didn’t know where to look first x
It doesn’t look real, like a backdrop to a fairytale 🙂 I’d love to have a wander. #MySundayPhoto
Tara it is so beautiful I loved it and cant wait to go back x
The colours of the buildings really do make the place look chocolate box perfect. Half timbered buildings really are so stunning !
They are aren’t they Andrea, honestly its magic there I was nearly weeping ! x
What a beautiful place – the architecture is just stunning. I hope you had a wonderful time.
It is Victoria, I had the best time x
What a gorgeous village!
oh it really is x
What a beautiful place to explore.
Thank you for linking up
Thank you it is x
I love all the detail and colour in the buildings there. A great city to visit.
Fiona it is just stunning x
It looks like the amazing set of an old film, like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Sarah that is exactly what it looks like, I loved it x
It looks beautiful Sarah, very chocolate box
It is Karen I loved it x
I absolutely LOVED Esslingen! I’m dying to see the Medieval Christmas Market there one year! We were supposed to go this year, but I was benched on the sofa with shoulder pain 🙁 Next year! #CityTripping
(In case you’re interested in checking out my post too: https://caliglobetrotter.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/the-medieval-wine-town-of-esslingen-am-neckar/)
Lolo I hope you get there soon because it is wonderful x
so picturesque:) #citytripping
I’ve never heard of Esslingen before. It looks beautiful though with all the quaint houses and flags. I love Germany! #citytripping
I hadn’t Jo but OMG it is breathtaking I was like a kids in a sweet shop x
Oh it’s so lovely! I especially like the figure walking on a bar between the homes! #citytripping
I know its so cool isn’t it Ava? x
Such a pretty place – there are some gorgeous historic centres in that part of Germany. The tightrope walker was a bit less usual! #citytripping
I know Cathy, such a beautiful part of the world x
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?
Its fab isn’t it? Such a great piece of art and yes the buildings are just stunning x
I’d not heard of his before but looks beautiful. Would love to see in the snow #mondayescapes
Oh yes me too I bet it is breathtaking x
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!
I know its so fab isn’t it? But yes they are just such pretty towns Trish I just loved it there x
It’s so pretty! It does look like a Disney movie, I love statue of the walking figure. #mondayescapes
I know its so fab isn’t it, I just loved it there x
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
Ah thanks you yes its not that far at all really we are lucky x
This town looks picture-book perfect. I loved seeing your images of Germany over the holiday. I really want to go there now! #MondayEscapes
Nell you would love it it is just breathtaking, thanks so much xx
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
Charlie Stuttgart is such a wonderful region I love it so much, and there is so much for families x
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
Ruth is is the perfect town to wander and get lost I just loved it there x
Wow the perfect place to photograph. Love discovering new places
Karen it was beautiful, just such a pretty then x
That is so beautiful!!!
Thank you x
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
Oh you do, it is just the perfect German Town I fell in love with it x
Esslingen looks like what I think of as the quintessential German town- full of charm and character. I would love to visit. #mondayescapes
Oh it is, the atmosphere is just amazing x
What a gorgeous city! Keep the pics coming …
Ah thanks so much Susanna x
Such a pretty town to visit when on your city break. The architecture is amazing and Instagrammers paradise!
Oh it was, I took so many pictures x
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
Claire it does, we were going to go further this summer now I am not so sure x
I had to look twice at the man on the tightrope. Wouldn’t it be fun if it was real?! #Mondayescapes
I know it so cool isn’t it? x
What a beautiful town – it looks like it is straight out of a Disney movie! #mondayescapes
Tracey it is, its os picturesque x
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 😉
Do you know though the cold is part of the charm, its feels so festive x
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
Tracey I know you would love it so much you must visit x
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.
Birgit it is just gorgeous there next time you are in the area go you wont regret it x
Such beautiful muted colours, it really does look like movie set.
Ah thanks Phoebe, it is so beautiful x
It looks just so quaint and beautiful. Very much like a fairytale. #MondayEscapes
Cal it is exactly like a fairy tale there so pretty and friendly xx
Looks exactly like what you think a German town should. So photogenic!
It is Adeline I love it there it was dreamy x
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
Thanks Angie, I know its history is so interesting and it is such a beautiful place x
A cute small town!! #mondayescapes
Thank you, it is lovely x