Esslingen am Neckar Germany: 1-day Itinerary

Esslingen am Neckar is a city in Germany located in the state of Baden-Württemberg 16.7 km (10.3 miles) from Stuttgart.

The city has more than 860 historic buildings, narrow alleys, and charming canals.

Esslingen BurgEsslingen am Neckar Germany

How to spend 1 day in Esslingen am Neckar Germany

In this 1-day itinerary in Esslingen am Neckar, discover the main attractions of the city.

Day 1 in Esslingen am Neckar

Start the day by visiting Innere Brücke, the second oldest bridge in Germany. Head to Stadtkirche St. Dionys, a basilica built between 1,220 and 1,315 located on Marktplatz.

Altes Rathaus, the Old Town Hall building is one of the most beautiful in the city and is located on Rathausplatz. Near the Old Town Hall, also on the same square, is the New Town Hall building.

The Frauenkirche, the newest church in the old center of Esslingen is 270 meters (0.2 miles) from the Altes Rathaus. Head to Esslingen Castle (Esslinger Burg) for great views of the city.

Don’t miss a wine tasting. The tour can be booked through the official Esslingen tourism website.

Things to see

  • Innere Brücke
  • Stadtkirche St. Dionys
  • Altes Rathaus
  • Stadt Esslingen am Neckar
  • Frauenkirche
  • Esslinger Burg

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Sights in Esslingen am Neckar

1. Altes Rathaus

Altes Rathaus Esslingen am Neckar

The Altes Rathaus is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It was built in 1422/1423.

Today it houses the notary and is the place where the city council has its meetings.

Rathauspl. 1, 73728

2. Neues Rathaus

Neues Rathaus Esslingen am Neckar

The Neues Rathaus was built between 1748 – 1751.

The palace belonged to the family of Freiherr Gottlieb von Palm until the 19th century.

From 1850 the mayor moved to the place. The mayor still has his official seat in the palace.

Rathauspl. 2, 73728

3. Esslingen Burg

Esslingen Burg

The Esslingen Burg is located 450 meters from the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus). The castle is over the city for more than 700 years.

Burg 1, 73728

4. Frauenkirche Esslingen am Neckar

Frauenkirche Esslingen am Neckar

The Frauenkirche is located 300 meters from the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and 450 meters from the Esslingen Burg.

It is the newest church in the old city center built between 1320 – 1475.

Untere Beutau 7, 73728 

5. Stadtkirche St Dionys

Stadtkirche St Dionys

The Stadtkirche St Dionys is a basilica built between 1220 and 1315.

The basilica overlooks the southern side of the Marktplatz.

Marktplatz, 73728 

6. Innere Brücke

Innere Brücke

The Innere Brücke is the second oldest bridge in Germany. It was built 750 years ago.

For over 200 years this bridge remained the only stone bridge in the central region of the Neckar.

Innere Brücke, 73728

Where to stay in Esslingen am Neckar

1. Hotel Park Consul Esslingen

Hotel Park Consul Esslingen©Hotel Park Consul Esslingen

The Hotel Park Consul Esslingen is located in Esslingen city center 16.7 km (10.3 miles) from Stuttgart.

Rooms are equipped with a TV, safe.

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Grabbrunnenstraße 19, 73728

2. the niu Timber

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The niu Timber is a modern hotel in Esslingen located approximately 20 minutes from the Esslinger Burg.

The hotel has 3 types of rooms, all with a flat-screen TV and a safe.

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Otto-Bayer-Straße 8-10, 73730 Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

3. Neo Hotel Linde Esslingen e.K.

Neo Hotel Linde Esslingen e.K.©Neo Hotel Linde Esslingen e.K.

The Neo Hotel Linde Esslingen e.K. is a family-run hotel located 3.7 km (2.3 miles) from the historic center.

The rooms are modern and feature a flat-screen TV, kettle, coffee maker, and minibar.

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and a spa.

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Ruiter Str. 2, 73734 Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

4. Hotel am Schillerpark

Hotel am Schillerpark©Hotel am Schillerpark

The Hotel am Schillerpark is a family-run hotel located 900 meters (0.5 miles) from the Rathausplatz square.

The rooms are cozy and have a flat-screen TV and a work desk.

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Neckarstraße 60, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

5. Ecoinn Hotel Am Campus

Ecoinn Hotel Am Campus©Ecoinn Hotel Am Campus

The Ecoinn is located within walking distance of the main attractions of the historic center of Esslingen.

The individually decorated rooms have a flat-screen TV and a work desk.

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Kanalstraße 14, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

6. Hotel am Schelztor

Hotel am Schelztor©Hotel am Schelztor

The Hotel am Schelztor is located in the historic center of Esslingen, 750 meters (0.5 miles) from the Esslinger Burg.

All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a minibar.

The hotel has a gym and a sauna.

Schelztorstraße 5, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

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Malls and Department Stores in Esslingen am Neckar

1. Das Es Esslingen am Neckar

Das Es is located 600 meters from the Marktplatz.

Brands and Stores: Vero Moda, Saturn, Fashion Mania.

Berliner Str. 2, 73728

2. Karstadt Esslingen am Neckar

Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.

Bahnhofstraße 14, 73728

Plan your Trip

Esslingen am Neckar has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Stuttgart, LudwigsburgFrankfurt, Mannheim, Heidelberg.

Distances

Stuttgart – 16.7 km (10.3 miles)

Frankfurt – 225 km (140 miles)

Mannheim – 144 km (89.6 miles)

Heidelberg – 132 km (81.9 miles)

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