What to do in Esslingen am Neckar? one day visit to this beatifull city.
Visiting Esslingen Am Neckar
Hello and welcome back to our Blog, this time we take you on a tour a bit far from the city center, we bring you a very interesting destination that, although it is true, is a separate city, it is always part of the metropolitan area and is basically I could say that it is one more district of the city of Stuttgart. We are talking about the city of Esslingen on the Neckar.
To get there is very simple, the S1 line takes us directly to the Esslingen am Neckar station, just 4 stops from the central station, it is located in zone 2 so take into account buying the correct ticket that covers two zones. It is also possible to take regional trains if the schedule favors you. But we are talking about a trip of around 15 minutes, since the city is just 10 kilometers from the city center. A bike trip through the vineyards is also a very good option.
The city of about 91 thousand inhabitants, is well known and popular as it is characterized by being a city that preserves many old historical buildings, much medieval architecture since it was not destroyed during the war, and that is why it is a great experience. to be able to enjoy the traditional German atmosphere, just a few minutes from a bigger city like Stuttgart. So it makes it a mandatory destination for all visitors as well as for residents.
The walk is very pleasant, among its cobbled streets and alleys, one of its important characteristics are its canals fed by the Neckar river that makes it a very romantic photograph, its well-preserved houses with their wooden and inclined columns, its church Antigua is a historical beauty, its river canals that run through the city and cobbled bridges, we even found an old water mill that still works perfectly, logically you also find several cafes, wine sales and restaurants and more than a few curiosities. In the background it is impossible not to catch your attention the old walls of the castle and its towers, a detail of the city that makes it more special.
To know a little about its history we can say that the first traces of the city are probably 1000 years before Christ, but its first mention in books is in the year 777 after Christ in a monastery in Paris France, that is to say that it is a city even much older than the city of Stuttgart.
Among its different stages in the 1600s was the dispute to be an independent city of Wurttemberg, a time when many died of hunger, and it was not until 1800 that it lost its independence and was part of the state of Wurttemberg.
After the Second World War it grew thanks to refugees from East Germany.
The market square, where every week street vendors and regional producers of vegetables and fruits offer the freshest products to the residents, in addition to being the venue for social events, one of the most popular is the medieval Christmas market, next to it There is the Town Hall Square, one of the most important architectural attractions in the city, and in front of it, the new Town Hall with a much more classic design.
A few blocks in the direction of the walls you can easily find the stairs to start the ascent of the castle walls.
Apparently they look quite imposing and challenging, but it is really a short route in which you can do it slowly and resting, much more to enjoy the views of the city from its best angle. Its sloping tiled roofs and its asymmetrical maze of alleys are quite a spectacle and motivation to keep going up.
When you reach the highest part of the wall, you will find one of the entrance doors to where the castle used to be, currently an engramado that invites you to lie down and rest, and likewise in the back a viewpoint and a restaurant that traditional Swabian cuisine from southern Germany, and with very good terraces to enjoy the place comfortably.
It is known that the construction of its castle and its walls began at the beginning of the 13th century in 1212, walls that, due to constant fighting, three hundred years later were extended to build a walled city around its perimeter, of which they are still preserved. several of the old towers. The Infrastructure of the castle, despite having been destroyed, has had different renovations in some of its towers, and corridors, the last being in the years 198|1
The city can be covered in an afternoon without a problem and you can easily locate the train station at the end of your day, the trains are very frequent in the direction of the city of Stuttgart and until late at night.
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