Esslingen sits just across the Neckar River from Stuttgart, and although it’s about 7 miles as the crow flies from us, it takes about 45 minutes to get there by the local U-bahn.
The town is worth the ride though, from Burg Esslingen (the castle) to the vineyards to the half-timbered houses – this is classic Germany to us.
We spent most of the day here, walking up to the Burg, wandering up and down the streets soaking up the sights and sounds, and dinner at a bustling restaurant where we discovered that ‘pepperoni’ in Germany are peppercini peppers, and that’s what you end up with on your pizza! Live and learn…
Esslingen is supposed to have the best Christmarkt, so we’ll be back in a couple weeks for some Gluhwein and snowflakes.
Twin spires connected by a walkway make St Dionysus church in Esslingen very distinctive.
A classic Mercedes 180 sits among a classic German scene.
A myriad of windows and timber on this gorgeous half-timbered house in Esslingen
Waterwheels generate electricity from the waterways in Esslingen.
It means ‘jeweler’ in German, but it’s still humorous.
Fall Turns to Winter
The last remnants of fall color against the cold grey November skies
Esslingen Street Scene
Tourists and locals enjoy a beautiful sunny afternoon in Esslingen
An empty promenade at Burg Esslingen waits for evening guests