Top 10 Things to do in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

December 11, 2017 Leonardo Torrence

Esslingen am Neckar is a city in the Stuttgart Region of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany, seat of the District of Esslingen as well as the largest city in the district.
Restaurants in Esslingen am Neckar

1. Christmas and Medieval Market

Marktplatz, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 711 39693969
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 257 reviews

Christmas and Medieval Market

Reviewed By acandkc - Richland, Washington

What a market, what a day! Everyone should experience such a Christmas at least once in their lives..it's just what you think it should be! Lots of lights, lots of Christmas decorations, lots of happy people, and best of all, lots of gluwein! When you buy one of the many different types of gluwein you pay extra for the cup...if you want to return it, you'll get your deposit back, but it sure makes a great souvenir of a wonderful day!

2. Mercedes-Benz Museum

Mercedesstrasse 100, 70372 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 711 1730000
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
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5 based on 6 reviews

Mercedes-Benz Museum

Reviewed By navilluso55 - Sydney, Australia

The museum is an amazing building.
The cars displayed are not all mint, as new cars, as they are no doubt loaned out for motoring display events and I think that what I like about the museum.
These are real cars in fantastic condition well displayed for everyone to get close to and learn how Mercedes progressed the development of cars over the past 100 years.
A must for anyone with an interest in cars and for those who are ambivalent, suck it up and enjoy it with your friends.
I really enjoyed seeing real cars and some had prices on them so we could appreciate where they fit into our car buying budgets, mostly outside my budget, but nice to be close to the cars of my dream. A great day.

3. Esslinger Burg

73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 711 35122686
Excellent
50%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 200 reviews

Esslinger Burg

Reviewed By Patricia O

No traffic. No stress. Just beauty. Beautiful views. Beautiful stonework. Beautiful trees. Enjoyable hour or two.

4. Stuttgart City LIbrary

Mailaender Platz 1, 70173 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 711 21691100
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 370 reviews

Stuttgart City LIbrary

Reviewed By Wendy H

Stuttgart City Library is one of the most beautiful Libraries in the world, and it is not disappointing. Once you enter the library there is an open space with a small foundation on the ground. I recommended you to go to the top floor and walk down to enjoy the library. The library close late, so perhaps you can go after dinner to have a walk.

5. Esslinger Stadtkirche St. Dionys

Marktplatz 18, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 96 reviews

Esslinger Stadtkirche St. Dionys

Reviewed By Steve Y - Indianapolis, Indiana

Being central to the community, it was an important location for the citizens to be assired that it is well card for. Whe we visited on a Thursday afternoon there were several worshipers, quietly expressing their faith. The beauty of this church was subtle and enhanced the experience, not overpowering as I have experienced in other houses of worship.

6. Altes Rathaus mit Glockenspiel

Rathausplatz 1, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Altes Rathaus mit Glockenspiel

Reviewed By jaybeeFL - Florida

As you enter the midieval market area you come upon Rathausplatz and its rose colored old town hall. It has a neat clock in the Renaissance facade with colorful figures marching at the hour. Great photo op especially if you catch the sunlight just right---the clock sparkles when this occurs.

7. Neckar Park

Mercedesstrasse, 70372 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 501 reviews

Neckar Park

Reviewed By Rodrigo P

The Festival was really impressive. A large variaty of food and things to do inside the park. The Beer Festival is the "Oktober Fest" for Stuttgart. There are several amusement park toys and several tents which to be inside. It is easy to arrive by public transportation from everywhere in the city. The "U" city transportation (subway) stops in front of the park (Cannstatter Wasen station). If you do not make reservation for a table in the tent you should arrive before 5pm to get into, otherwise you almost should wait for long hours in the line.

8. Burg Teck

Teckstr. 100 | Owen / Teck, 73277 Esslingen am Neckar, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7021 55208
Excellent
33%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 71 reviews

Burg Teck

Reviewed By SusanEasterly - Johannesburg, South Africa

Burk Teck is an old medieval castle that has been converted into a hostel and restaurant / snack bar. While I could take off points from it because there is not a ton of historical information about it (no tours, etc.), and it is more of a commercial operation, I won't, simply I expected that, and I am really glad we went.
We drove up as far as we could, and then we hiked the rest, which is on a wide, groomed path. I would describe this as a VERY steep hike, but it is do-able if you are at least semi-fit and take your time. There were lots of older people and small children at the top, so it can be done...
The buildings themselves are nice to look at, but the VIEWS are what you came to see. They are amazing!!! You can also pay .50 Euro (honor system) to go to the top of the turm, to get added height. We did it, and it was well worth it. Up there, they have identifying information to help you orient which direction you are looking and what notable things you are seeing.
From Burg Teck, you can see the masses Hoheneuffen, which is another castle worth visiting, and almost opposite, there are some ruins that I'm interested in investigating next time - I don't know their names.
At the snack bar, you can get the usual German fare, such as fries, brats, bier, etc.
It was a great little adventure - not too far from Stuttgart!

9. Frauenkirche Esslingen

Untere Beutau 7, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 711 39697340
Excellent
33%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 27 reviews

Frauenkirche Esslingen

Reviewed By Aleksander22 - Tallinn

The church was built as a hall church in gothic style. Most beautiful are the three windows behind the altar which are dated back to the years 1330 and 1360 and the altar shows styles from gothic, renaissance and byzantine style elements.

10. Stuttgart Christmas Market

Schillerplatz, 70173 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Stuttgart Christmas Market

For nearly a month leading up to Christmas, the Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt welcomes over 3 million visitors to shop for wood toys, figurines, and antiques and warm their bellies with mulled wine and fresh gingerbread. Little ones scoot about Children's Fairyland, riding the steam train, designing their own candles, and snacking on chocolate-covered fruit. The market's nativity scene features live lambs, sheep, donkeys, and a goat, and crowds gather for daily Concerts performed by choirs and music groups from the Stuttgart region. A tradition dating back over 300 years, the Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt stands as one of Europe's oldest and most lively Christmas markets.

Reviewed By Jim W - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Although I have lived in Europe during several Christmases, I have not had the opportunity to frequent any real Christmas markets. Therefore, I am unable to compare the Stuttgart Christmas market to any other. Nonetheless, I had an amazing time enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday whilst drinking lots of gluhwine and getting my souvenir cups. Lots of food to eat, toys to buy, people to see, and wine to drink. I look forward to frequenting more in the future!

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