Esslingen Castle

Esslingen Castle


Esslingen Castle

Esslingen Castle is certainly the landmark of the city on the Neckar. It is now over 700 years old and was considered part of the city’s fortifications and a symbol of power, as it was supposed to protect the city from enemy attacks. However, it was never used as the seat of a noble family. To the west is the so-called Hochwacht, an observation tower, which can be dated to the 14th century. The other two towers were added later in the course of the 16th century. With a total of 28 gates and 50 towers, the town of Esslingen am Neckar was protected by one of the most secure fortresses in all of Swabia – an impressive demonstration of power.


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