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The Church of St Dionysius next to the market square is the main protestant parish church of the town. Its history begins long before the reformation, though. Excavations proved the existence of a chrch in this place already in the 8th century. The present church was begun in the early 13th century. The building shows the turn in style from Romanesque to Gothic.
The basilical nave is the older part, still in late Romanesque style. The much higher gothic choir was added in the 14th century.
The two steeples are Esslingen's landmark. Due to static problems they were connected with a bridge. A watchman lived up there and stood guard to warn the town in case of fire or attacks.
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