Art and Galleries
Esslingen places a noticeable cultural focus on the field of fine arts, enabling an active art scene to take root and flourish. The galleries primarily display works of contemporary art.
Rolf Nesch, Adolf Fleischmann and Volker Böhringer are three notable 20th Century artists who caome from Esslingen am Neckar, while painters such as Hermann Sohn or Theo Aeckerle are renowned nationally. Artists such as Tobias Rehberger and Ulrike Flaig, both born in Esslingen, hold prominent roles in current contemporary art.
The Villa Merkel, built in 1873 in typical neo-Renaissance style, is a home for innovative, international contemporary art. more