We are a family of five living in wooden house (170m²) with a small quiet garden. We have 3 BR, 2 1/2 BR, Sauna and a guest/playroom in the basement.
Several bakeries with delicious fresh pastries and bread, fruit and veggie store, bank, bus stop, butcher are within several minutes of walking from the house. Its extremely save to walk everywhere at any daytime.
You can reach Black Forest, Baden-Baden and the french border within 20-40min.
Heidelberg, Strasbourg (France), the UNESCO-world heritage sites Speyer (cathedral) and Maulbronn (monestary) are within an hour. Switzerland can be reached by car under 2 hours, Austria, Munich, Neuschwanstein, Cologne, Netherlands, Czech Republic,.... in 3-4 hours.
But there are also many other possibilities to enjoy your holidays either in Ettlingen itself. There are lot of parks, castle, beautiful pedestrian area, indoor and outdoor pools, endless opportunities to go cycling or hiking (Black Forest).
You´ll find multiple cycle tracks - also safe for young children - are really fantastic.
Culture, nature and recreation – Ettlingen is worth a visit (www.ettlingen.de).