"Explore the Lanes of the Old Town" Top 5 Page for this destination Esslingen Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E

Esslingen Things to Do: 45 reviews and 115 photos

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The photos show random views: Esslingen's well-preserved old town is a maze of narrow lanes and alleys with cobblestone and houses built in timberframe work. Stroll and explore. You will discover little shops, wine pubs, gardens behind high walls, cellar doors, new views round every corner, and maybe also fancy little things like the metal watchdog on the corner of a house (photo 4 and 5).
The old town quarter I am referring to is located east of the old town hall, Ritterstraße, around Hafenmarkt and beyond.

Many half-timbered houses are thoroughly restored and show pretty facades. Many others hide their timberwork behind grey-brownish plaster. They could be just as pretty but they would need a renovation and the removal of those layers of plaster. I have noticed the same phenomenon in other Swabian towns, too - a sign of the proverbial Swabian skintness?

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  • Written Sep 18, 2010
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