Geographic Location

Esslingen am Neckar is situated in the central Neckar region, between Schurwald and Fildern, 14 km to the east of Stuttgart.

Latitude: 48° 44′ 36′′ / Longitude: 9° 18′ 27′′ (northern tower of the city church)

Lowest / highest point:
230 m (Neckar Valley), 498.5 m (Schurwald)

Time difference:
Central European Time - central zone + 22 min 46 sec

Height above German Reference Surface:

  • Neckar Pliensau Bridge 231 m
  • Market place 242 m
  • Inner courtyard of castle 303 m
  • Zollberg, Church of St. Augustine 354 m
  • Hunting Lodge 470 m

District of Esslingen - In the Heart of the Region

More than 500,000 people living in 44 cities and towns enjoy the highest quality of life: Between the comfort of village-like character in a fascinating landscape or the exciting hustle and bustle in the big city, life here is what you want it to be.

Customers from all over the world appreciate the products and services from this district. The industrial sector earned more than every second Euro abroad, making it a leader within the export world champion of Germany. The basis for export success is the ongoing development of new, high-quality products and services, as well as new, more efficient and accurate production and manufacturing processes.

With almost 92,000 inhabitants (as of January 2017), the engineering city of Esslingen is the second largest city in the region and also the seat of the District of Esslingen Administration. 56,000 people working in the “engineering city” generate the highest revenue per industry employee in the country.
(Source: State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg)

Esslingen - Connected to the World

12 million people live within a radius of 100 kilometers.
Esslingen is excellently connected to the network of German highways. Stuttgart Central Station can be reached in just 12 minutes by train from Esslingen. From there, Frankfurt, Cologne or Munich are just a fast, comfortable ride away on one of the ICE fast trains. Thanks to the new TGV connection, Paris is now only 4 hours by train away from Esslingen.

The Stuttgart Airport is just 18 km and a 25-minute drive away from downtown Esslingen. More than 10 million passengers come through this airport every year. More than 70,000 tons of air cargo are handled here. The airport is also close by to the Messe Stuttgart and offers direct connections to all economic centers in Germany, the most important European cities, and top locations abroad.

The Neckar River, which flows through Esslingen, is one of the major European waterways. Just 10 km away from Esslingen, the Plochingen Port transports goods along the Rhine River and all the way to the North Sea.


Amt für Wirtschaft
Rathausplatz 2
73728 Esslingen am Neckar
Phone (07 11) 35 12-26 03
Fax (07 11) 35 12-55 28 62

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