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The city of Nürtingen.

Come to visit and enjoy Nürtingen!

Measured against the standards of Baden-Württemberg, the city of Nürtingen on the river Neckar, long term residence of the famous German poet Hölderlin, is not particularly large, but the individuality of the city makes it a must-see. The story of Nürtingen goes back to the era of the Celts and now over 40,000 inhabitants live in the third largest city of the district of Esslingen.
The heart of the city and well worth visiting is the medieval Old Town containing the town church of St. Lawrence, alleys, fountains and historical buildings. One of the highlights is the picturesque castle hill. Culture vultures will find a wide range of events in Nürtingen. In addition to theatre performances, cabaret and concerts, there are many exhibitions. Not to forget the numerous other activities. Among the most popular are the historic Christmas market, the Nürtinger Jazz Festival, the Nürtingen Wine Festival, the traditional town fair Maientag, as well as various markets and city festivals.

Nürtinger Maientag

The Maientag

A famous folklore procession and celebration, first recorded in the 15th century.

The city on the banks of the Neckar River enjoys a high quality of life. It is situated within a scenic countryside on the outskirts of the Swabian Alps.
Nürtingen is straightforward to navigate and easy to explore on foot. The numerous recreational benefits of the city are rounded off by attractive shopping opportunities, restaurants that would appeal to the culinary connoisseur, bars and cafés. The excellent transport links and parking facilities are second to none.
The cityscape is furthermore characterised by the presence of students, which lend Nürtingen its youthful flair.
Visitors will find numerous accommodation opportunities to suit all budgets and a well-equipped camping area for caravans.

The city of Nürtingen

Nürtingen has much to offer.

The best way to explore Hölderlin’s city on the Neckar is on a leisurely sightseeing walk or on a guided tour. The opportunities are diverse, ranging from a historical walk around the city to a stroll through the countryside.

Nürtingen, as a strong business location in the district of Esslingen, with an ideal location near Stuttgart and the new Stuttgart Exhibition Centre (about 16 miles), offers an extensive infrastructure. Thanks to good transport links and public transportation, you can also reach the surrounding cities in no time. Only 15 miles away, Stuttgart airport is virtually on the doorstep.Meetings and conventions in the Neckar city of Nürtingen? No problem in the modern K3N event centre! This culture and convention centre in the heart of the city, with 2,200 square meters, offers an ideal forum for events. An experienced team guarantees the smooth operation of all events, from planning through to dismantling at the end. Catering for theatre performances or concerts, conferences and meetings, as well as other social events, is taken care of by a very capable restaurateur. Another plus is the adjacent parking garage with 530 parking spaces.

A quick getaway into nature: Sport enthusiasts are well served in and around the city. There are well-marked cycling and hiking trails, water sports such as rowing and various baths. Wellness and relaxation await you, for instance in the Nürtingen sports and family indoor swimming pool. The panorama sauna with roof garden offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the city. You are heartily welcome in Nürtingen. It is a city which can easily inspire you.

Sights in Nürtingen

  • Roman villa rustica in the district of Nürtingen-Oberensingen
  • The tower block (Blockturm) was built between 1430 and 1435. In the late middle Ages the tower was used as a prison.
  • The market fountain at City Hall
  • The Protestant church of St. Lawrence: the late Gothic hall-church has a 48 m high tower.
  • The historic city centre and the "Schlossberg".
  • The City Museum

Information point at the Town Hall

At the Town Hall, Marktstraße 7, guests from near and far can inquire about Nürtingen and its beautiful surroundings.

Opening hours:
From 1 October to 31 March: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
From 1 April to 30 September: Monday to Thursday, from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Every Friday from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Tel.: ++ 49 (0) 70 22 / 75 - 3 81
Fax: ++ 49 (0) 70 22 / 75 - 5 88