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Esslingen is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, capital of the district of Esslingen. Population 91,239 (2002), geographical location 48° 45' North, 9° 19' East. It is located at the river Neckar.


First mention of Ezelinga in the last will of Abbot Fulrad from Saint-Denis (near Paris, France), the chaplain of Pippin and Charlemagne. He bequeths the church sixth cell upon the river Neckar to his monastery Saint-Denis. He also brought the bones of Saint Vitalis[?] to Esslingen, which made it a target for pilgrimage and led to its growth.
around 800
Esslingen receives the market rights
The market rights are certified
Esslingen appears in the possession of Herzog Liutolfs von Schwaben
Esslingen receives the city rights
Esslingen was first mentioned as a imperial city

External links

Official website of the city (http://www.esslingen.de) (German)

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