Esslingen attracts visitors with its great sights, such as the historic castle, churches and half-timbered buildings. Various city tours and events offer the perfect opportunity to get to know the city and its inhabitants. If you don’t feel like strolling through the old city, you can get to know Esslingen from a completely new perspective – from a trip by boat or canoe.
Directly adjacent to the City Centre Campus, you can find the Merkel'sche swimming pool. Here, you can relax after classes by swimming a few lengths or enjoying the spa and sauna. On fine summer days, the open-air swimming pool next to the river Neckar is an ideal place to soak up a few hours of sunshine.
Inform yourself at Esslingen’s City Marketing and Tourism Office or Adult Education Center (Volkshochschule).
Bars and Clubs
With its numerous bars, cafés and different concerts, Esslingen has a varied range of leisure time activities to offer. For example, Esslingen’s economic promotion initiative in collaboration with Esslingen University’s Students Union (AStA), organises regular pub tours in the inner city.