Filled with 13 cities and 31 towns, the Esslingen District is crammed with everything imaginable. Bordering the state capital Stuttgart and spreading on both sides of the picturesque Neckar river you have plenty to choose from. You have the choice of extensive filder plains to the west of the river, and the scenic mountains of the Swabian Jura on the east.
Esslingen District Map
Towns & Villages in the Esslingen District
- Altdorf (Nürtingen)
- Beuren (Nürtingen)
- Bissingen an der Teck
- Denkendorf (Württemb.)
- Dettingen unter Teck
- Esslingen am Neckar
- Frickenhausen (Württemb.)
- Hochdorf (Plochingen)
- Kirchheim unter Teck
- Neuhausen auf den Fildern
The limestone mountains have many peaks due to water erosion, and most are crowned with castles — one of the best being near the town of Neuffen where the Burg Hohenneuffen perches on a ridge of the Albs.
There are not many villages within this dramatic region, but the hiking trails are extensive and very enjoyable for all levels — and with some jaw-dropping views from higher land.
Esslingen’s District capital is an ancient defended town — and entering the beautiful center of Esslingen am Neckar over the stone Pleinsau bridge (one of the oldest in Germany), you have started your journey back in time.
To snap you back to more recent activities, visit the town of Kirchheim unter Teck which has three of the only concrete launch pads used during the Second World War that you have uncontrolled access to.
Or pop in to the Coca Cola Factory at Deizisau!