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.
Fall Turns to Winter
Esslingen Street Scene