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I liked the heritage that came through at the market. There was a lot of interesting things to look... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
Lovely town and a great market

Took our dog along and he loved it too! This market has a Medieval half and a more modern part... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Norfolk, Virginia
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Marktplatz, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

I liked the heritage that came through at the market. There was a lot of interesting things to look at. Also there are a lot of tourist attractions a walk about the area. There are a lot of little stalls where you can purchase ornament...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Took our dog along and he loved it too! This market has a Medieval half and a more modern part. Both are a nice mix. A bit crowded on a Saturday evening in December but the town is so lovely - who can resist.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

After a week of touring western Germany and Strasbourg, so seeing lots of Christmas markets, this one is our favourite. Beautiful setting in the old town, and easy to reach from central Stuttgart. Lots of local food items, but medieval section is main attraction. Lots...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

We drove down from Frankfurt for the Esslingen markets and arrived just as they were opening. We hit the Advent Market first and enjoyed that, then wandered through streets and alleys until we found the Medieval Market. Wow! This was truly a feast for the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank BDGFN
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We've visited both Stuttgart and Essligen Christmas markets today. They are very different. Essligen is more local with a variety of traders away from the centre. The centre is an excellent mix of the medieval theme and the German Christmas. Watching the fire juggling medieval...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This market has a medieval theme so it stands out against the other markets in the area. Great costumes, unique gifts and such and of course great food and drinks. Much smaller than Stuttgarts Market but a different setting. Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Pretty hard to go wrong in Esslingen. The town is a giant postcard that practically begs to be photographed.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Brian R
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were here the evening of Saturday,Dec.11,and left early. It was like Venice at Carnival time. The pedestrian traffic was completely blocked. Sometimes you can have too much success. The village center is quaint and probably interesting at another time,but under these circumstances it was...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Esslingen is a picturesque town with half-timbered timbered houses along the river Neckar. The perfect backdrop for a christmas and medieval market. The main square holds a traditional christmas market, which is fine but similar to all other markets in Germany. The real treat here...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

After walking round the market in Stuttgart decided to go out to Esslingen. In general stalls a little cheaper than in Stuttgart but what sets this apart is the setting in a lovely town and the medieval section. As stated by other reviewers there is...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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10 August 2018|
Response from Naveen S | Reviewed this property |
As this is not a regular market, it will be open on sundays. Here is the timings for this year. 27.11. - 21.12.2018 First day open: 4 - 8.30 pm Other days Open So – Wed 11 am - 8.30 pm Thurs – Sa 11 bis 9.30 pm Last day... More
2 March 2018|
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Response from LifeisBeautiful1626 | Reviewed this property |
HI, the Christmas markets are only during advent ending the 24th of December. I hear that there are other events and activities in the Spring and Summer however I wouldn't know any details. I would suggest trying the website... More