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Esslingen Travel Guide: 57 reviews and 239 photos

Esslingen is one of those rare towns in Germany that escaped World War II unharmed. This lucky fate results in a well-preserved old town with impressive half-timbered houses and a lot of specials.

Esslingen is located in the Neckar valley a bit upstream from Stuttgart. In other words, in a wine region. Even in old times the local people must have loved their wine. The town wall surrounds and protects not only the city itself but also the vineyard on the adjacent hillside.

VT Meeting with the Swabian Kiwis

Or should I say: the Kiwi Swabians? Esslingen saw a little private VT meeting. Kakapo2 and Kimi_the_Bear from New Zealand were visiting their old home in Swabia again. A chance for Russell_the_Wombat and me to meet them. We suggested Esslingen as a meeting point because we had heard a lot about it and long wanted to visit the place. A nasty train conductor caused a delay for the kiwis but they made it at last. The weather did not look favourable at first, so we sought refuge in an icecream parlour and chatted over some coffees. The mirrrors on the walls invitied for some photo experiments. However, we were lucky, the one shower stayed the only one and late in the afternoon we were rewarded with the most glorious sunshine.

  • Last visit to Esslingen: Sep 2010
  • Intro Updated Sep 28, 2010
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  • slothtraveller's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2011 at 4:47 AM

    A hidden gem indeed and so close to Stuttgart! Will add it to the (ever-increasing) list! Really like the look of those half-timbered buildings.

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Just lovely Kathrin! :o) The Venice canal bit looks nice...and wine country!... Fabulous! :o) Thanks mate. xx

  • Kakapo2's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Fabulous tips and photos that bring back very nice memories of a beautiful and entertaining day. Thinking of you, Sissi and Kimi_the_Bear

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    The Maultaschen look delicious. Thanks!


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