Foto des Oberbürgermeisters Johannes Arnold

As mayor, I'd like to give you a warm welcome to Ettlingen!

Nestled at the foothills of the northern Black Forest, Ettlingen lies right in the heart of historic Baden. The picturesque medieval city, with its romantic alleyways and over 1250 years of history is the centerpiece of a modern community of 40,000, conveniently located for both business and leisure.

No matter whether you’ve got some business to take care of at the town hall, or need information about the various cultural and leisure activities we offer; maybe you just want to explore the historic Altstadt, or you’re looking for an attractive business location – whatever you’re looking for, Ettlingen is worth a visit.

If you’re interested in culture, I can recommend any one of several events throughout the year – such as the Schlossfestspiele, our summer open-air theatre series. If you’re into sport, Ettlingen offers several sports halls and clubs as well as lidos and indoor swimming pools. Of course, no encounter would be complete without a visit to the city museum, housed in the Baroque palace, and other landmarks, like St. Martin’s Church. Ettlingen is an ideal starting point for exploring the Black Forest and its endless hiking trails. For accomodations, we off a wide range of choices including first-class hotels, traditional inns, and reasonably-priced bed-and-breakfast lodging.

On this website we offer round-the-clock service for our residents and visitors. Here you can find all the administrative forms and other paperwork you may need available to download, print and fill out in the comfort of your own home.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.

And now, have fun exploring Ettlingen right here on the web!


Johannes Arnold






Translator: Chase Faucheux