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Der Esslinger Mittelaltermarkt & Weihnachtsmarkt
Open today: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Superb smaller market in a beautiful setting!

This is an absolute must-do if you are in the local area during Christmas market season! We were... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2023
Merrowmum
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Upbeat mood.

It was not possible to visit the Esslingen Christmas Market, but the usual morning market at... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2023
VadimM67
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Murmansk, Russia
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Reviewed December 22, 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 December 19, 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 of live entertainment and lots of fun. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 19, 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 senses! The sights, the sounds, the food and drink...this was well worth the two hour drive all by itself. We strolled through this market sampling food and drinks until we got to the Christmas Market. The two actually overlap a bit, which is even cooler. The Christmas Market was very nice as well. Not really all that much different than a lot of others we have been to, although this one did have some things that others have not. We are already planning on returning next year, and we will spend the night so we can also enjoy the markets at night!

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 18, 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 entertainers was spectacular. Do both markets, they're only 20 minutes apart and parking is easy.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 17, 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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