Germany / Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg

Our Home

Karlsruhe, South Western Germany , very close to Heidelberg, France and Switzerland - spacious and comfortable 6-bedroom town house-style home.

Our Neighbourhood

Experience typical German life in the relaxed city of Karlsruhe. There are plenty of activities such as visiting the Karlsruhe palace, art museums (with original paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, Cranach, Breughel, Monet, Degas, Kandinsky, Cézanne, Gaugin), the unique center for art and media technology and a landscaped zoo.

More about the neighbourhood

Karlsruhe has a wide range of restaurants serving traditional German cuisine and international specialities.

Our central location is ideal for sightseeing both within Germany and France as well as other European countries. Located very near the Black Forest we are only an hour away from Heidelberg, Frankfurt, and Freiburg. Half an hour's drive will take you to France with Paris only 5 hours away. In three hours you could be hiking in the Swiss Alps. Our spontaneous outings in the past have even included a day trip to Italy!

The regional airport of Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden offers extremely cheap flights to Rome, London, Florence/Pisa, Dublin and other cities (ryanair.com).

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About Us

We are a family of six: My British wife Suzie (42), my daughters Kirsten (21, university student), Carina (18, just finishing school), Jenna (7, also in school), Emily (5) and me, Georg (46).
My wife and I work as self-employed English/German translators.
We are a mixed English/German family, and most of our books, DVDs, videos etc.

More about us

are in English.
We did an exchange in 2001 with a nice family near New York City and would like to exchange with a likeminded family, preferably in California or elsewhere in the West, or alternatively somewhere close to Southwest Connecticut.

We are all strict non-smokers and will only swap house with a non-smoking family.

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Details

Property Suburban House
Sleeps 11 (6 Bedrooms)
Bathrooms 2
Airport Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Strasbourg (81 km)
Conditions

When & Where

Dates not specified

Amenities

CarSwing set
ComputerPiano
Bicycles (3)Fireplace

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About Us

Travellers6 (2 Adults, 4 Children)
Languages English / French / Spanish / German
OccupationTranslators
Member since06-05-2007
Exchange
Featured City
Rental
Location of the property i.e. distance from central position, attractions and shops; Considering the cleanliness and safety of the surrounding streets; Includes the settings and views.
Considering the décor and furnishings throughout the home
Balconies, terraces, garden. Considering the size, availability of garden furniture or the type of garden (parkland or flowerbed). Communal facilities not included here.
Reasonable consideration of the tranquillity. All possible noise disturbances will be mentioned in the description (motorway, main road, railway line and so on)
No smoking allowed
No pets allowed
No young children allowed
Only experienced exchangers
Kosher only
Experienced swapper
Based on feedback, Members earn Geenees for being good exchangers. One Geenee is very good. Three is excellent.
Our Neighbourhood
Long weekends considered
Open to Offers
Golf
Skiing
Beach
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