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Leimen, Germany

Heidelberg-partnertown of Cambridge:-)

Heidelberg-partnertown of Cambridge:-)

Heidelberg-partnertown of Cambridge:-)
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Exchange dates Duration
October 29, 2017 - September 01, 2019

Looking for a ten days exchange in summer 2018 from August 3th-12th at the sea in the north or south in the nature. We are searching for a family who wants to discover our beautiful Heidelberg in August 2018 from August16th - September 6th. Its possible too from May 19th - 31th 2018. We are open for offers from August 12th - 31th 2019 three weeks near the north sea or baltic sea in the nature.

2 weeks

Nice spacy house in pleasant residential area with beautiful view close to Heidelberg

We are a lovely happy family of three enjoying our 220qm house, our three animals and the green peaceful surroundings with the proximity to Heidelberg cultural and family life.
We live out in the open in a safe little village of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis with 2500 inhabitants above the beautiful Heidelberg and the Königsstuhl forest. 2 mn behind our street there is a horse paddock with an fantastic view to the Odenwald (and sun rises) where the european distance footpath starts.
We would be glad to share our home with you and take respectful care of yours :-)

Through our garden you get into the entrance hall with the guests WC and the pantry you get into the big lightening dining and living room with fire place, wooden horses and a box of games. You can directly go on the sunny terrace and the fully equipped American kitchen.
Upstairs you can find the lightening main bedroom (25qm) with a double bed (180m) and sports equipment. It has his own balcony and view on the village and the sunset. Besides there is the main American bathroom with tube and shower and the two girls rooms. The girls sleeping room with skylight consists two beds and two extra mattress among them and a big play mobile corner with a lot of books and cds. In the playing room the kids will find two writing desks and a lot of playing and tinkering toys.
Downstaires is the working and guest room with closed extra bath with shower and sauna located. It has a view on the garden, from the window you can pick up rosmarin, and you can test your talent as a drummer with our new drums. Besides you will find the big house economic room and the direct entrance to our garage and second entrance door.
We have two garages, one for your car and one for the bikes and the wood for the fireplace. We have two adults mountain bikes 26' inches, one is a cube. The two teenager mountain bikes are 24' inches and there are three more for little children with 16' and 20' inches and an impeller. In a closet you can find the hammock, 2 inliner skating shoes for adults and 2 for kids, 3 for ice skating and a lots of playing toys for the garden and the sand.

Our home is a perfect place either for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful landscape with fields and forests or to discover the magnific Heidelberg with its famous historical old town, the castle and the river Neckar. Its ideal to start visiting the other reachable towns like Mannheim, Speyer, Schwetzingen, Weinheim, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Frankfurt or the little sweet villages. Even the black forest, the lac de constance with proximity to France-Straßburg and Swiss. You can conquer it by car or even by train.

In summer there is the open theatre festival at the Heidelberg castle and in Schwetzingen and many open concerts. In winter there are the famous christmas markets in Heidelberg, Mannheim, Schwetzingen and the other little villages. In the churches there are several classical concerts, in the theatre famous acts. The Mannheimer theatre is with the Frankfurter theatre Germanys famous one. The next public outside swimming pool is 7 mn away, there are several great swimming fun areas (with sauna) and a lots of lakes in 20-30 mn. driving distance. The next golf club is 12 mn away. For kids you will find fun parks, indoor playing parks, climbing gardens, zoos, planetarium, technical museums, parks and a lot more..

You can relax on our terrace or in our garden on a lounge group, lounger, hammock or at the outdoor and indoor fire place. Kids can conquer our tree house, tipi, or the big trampoline. They can use inlines, bicycles, bow and arrow, play basket- or football and boccia. Indoors an foosball/billiard-table, a wooden horse with a little trampoline, playmobile, CDs, DVDs, table games and craft things expect them.

Our two outdoor cats Cathy and Arthur need daily fresh food and to be let in or out and being stroked.:-)

We would be happy sharing our house with you and being welcome in yours! We replay on each offer, so do not hesitate!

Our surrounding:

from the house green foresight
100m beside the house view to the Odenwald.
15 min through the forest to Heidelberg. There is a bus station too. From Heidelberg there is bus and train access to the other towns.
10 mn there is a natural swimming area at Bammental which is very nice.

Heidelberger Altstadt, Alte Brücke, Bismarckplatz, Theater, Kinos, Philosophenweg, Neckarwiese, Stift Neuburg, Neckarfähre, Zoo, Universität.

10 mn to Königsstuhl and fary tales Paradies for children and to Bergbahn to Heidelberg city.
10 mn Heidelberg castle with theatre and lightening inside.

15mn to the Baden wine street with wine yards around several old castles at the castle-street (Burgenstraße) - Weinheim, Bensheim, Schriesheim
10mn to two golf courts

other towns in 30mn reachable:
Mannheim with Luisenpark, Water tower, museums like technic and arts, planetarium and lots of attractions and night life.
Schwetzingen with the castle and an aquadrome
Speyer with climbing park, Sealife, technic museum

Bruchsal, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Frankfurt (1h)
walking in the Odenwald (Europeen walking way behind our house)
walking in the Pfälzer Wald and wine yards and wine evenings

Europapark Rust Funpark 1,5h
Fun Park Tripsdrill 1h

France (1,5h): Straßburg, Colmar
Fribourg (2-3h)
Munich (3h)
lake de constance and Konstanz, Mainau, Austria/Swiss (3h)

Wir wohnen in der traumhaften Lage im Grünen am Königsstuhl über dem schönen Universitätsstädtchen Heidelberg in einer sehr ruhigen Gegend an einer Pferdekoppel.
Man kann sich auf der Terrasse oder im Garten entspannen. Dazu stehen verschiedene Sitzgelegenheiten, ein Grill und eine Feuerstelle zur Verfügung.
Kinder ab dem Grundschulalter können unbeaufsichtigt idyllisch im Freien spielen: Trampolin hüpfen, das Baumhaus erobern, in der Hängematte entspannen, ein Fußball- oder Basketballturnier veranstalten, Fahrrad, Roller oder Inliner fahren, mit Pfeil und Bogen schießen, im Tipi übernachten und Spiele wie Boccia, Federball spielen. Auch Entdeckertouren zu verschiedenen Pferdekoppeln, Kletterbäumen, Picknick sind beliebt. Drinnen erwarten sie ein Tischkicker/Billiardtisch, ein gesatteltes Holzpferd mit Trampolin, zwei Kinderzimmer mit Playmobil und Lego, viele Bücher, CDs, DVDs und Brettspiele sowie Bastel- und Nähmöglichkeiten und ein Klavier.
Unsere beiden Freigänger-Katzen, davon ein Schmusekatzer, verbreiten am Kamin eine wohlige Atmosphäre. Unser Golden Retriever liebt jede Gelegenheit zum Spielen und Toben.

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made


  • germanistic and philosophie/ethics teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3 (2 bedrooms 2nd floor, 1 guest room 1st floor)
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 220 m2
  • Total Area: 350 m2


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Hospitality wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Other musical instruments


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Sauna private
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4


  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Montauk, NY 11954, USA
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Cambridge, UK
  • United States
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Engadin, Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Corsica, France
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Spain
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Switzerland
  • Cyprus
  • Sardinia, Italy
  • North Sea
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  • French Riviera, France
  • Brittany, France
  • Noirmoutier, France
  • 25980 Sylt, Germany

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch


  • germanistic and philosophie/ethics teacher


  • Girl - Age: 11
  • Girl - Age: 9


  • the loveliest golden retriever dog Jess
  • outdoor cat Cathy
  • outdoor cat Arthur
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