Esslingen

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city in the very narrow point of the Nekkar River Valley. It is a former free imperial city that has preserved 13th century city fortifications with towers and fortresses. Esslingen it can be called a branch of Paris, as it was founded in the 8th century by monks Paris Monastery of Saint-Denis. In the centre of the old town, there is an old town hall with bells and moving figures, on the tower of the town hall -- an eagle flapping its wings, When the clock strikes. Esslingen is the most Germany's oldest preserved complex of half-timbered houses.  Esslingen is the center of winemaking in the valley Ekkara, and Kessler's trading house is the producer of Germany's best effervescent wines, German government supplier. The founder of the house Georg Kessler started work in France at the Clicquot trading house. The measure of the entire South-West was "Essling" bucket - 300 liters.