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Ettlingen Travel Guide: 111 reviews and 425 photos

Beautiful small town

Ettlingen is just south of Karlsruhe.
It is surrounded by old walls and ditches and presents a medieval and picturesque appearance.
Among the highlights are an old palace, a Protestant and two Roman Catholic churches
and the buildings of a former monastery. There are also quite a few Roman remains.

The first notice of Ettlingen dates from the 8th century.
It became a town in 1227 and was presented
by the emperor Frederick II. to the margrave of Baden.

Nowadays Ettlingen is just a small city. Not much going on there, just nice and quiet! I work here and if I have a chance I like to show people around a little!

In December 2006 we had the International Glühwein VT meeting in Karlsruhe, and since we had quite a few international guests staying for the weekend we decided to go to the Christkindlesmarkt in Ettlingen the next day. This was a lot of fun - but you better read about fake palaces and hot love on other people's pages.....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful old town
  • Cons:very small
  • In a nutshell:romantic place close to big city
  • Intro Updated Dec 17, 2006
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  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Thoroughly enjoyed your page here Christine! :o) Think we might stay here next year. Btw, I have a Karlsruhe meet posted...hope you can come! :o) Hugs, Ann.

  • cjg1's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2008 at 5:28 AM

    Always wanted to visit here but like so many other places never made it.

  • BigMamaFolk's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2007 at 3:10 PM

    Excellent food in the Sibylla Weinstuben, excellent club, fries, veal, fried potatoes, green beans, potatoes au gratin, almost anything will be good. Thumbs Up & 5 stars. Gourment Restaurant was nice too & have awesome breakfast everyday.

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2007 at 5:56 AM

    Ettlingen looks like a charming little place : )

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2006 at 2:19 PM

    The bag tip should appear on warnings and dangers.

  • Jadefrau's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2006 at 9:59 AM

    Hi Christine, I missed this narrowest alley in Ettlingen. What was the name???

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2006 at 9:08 AM

    Great updates here! Well done!

  • Bernd_L's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2006 at 3:32 AM

    Wußtest Du, dass im Ettlinger Schloss schon einmal eine VT-Hochzeit stattfand. Eine gewisse Jadefrau und ein gewisser Bernd_L wußten damals aber noch nichts von VT ;o)

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2006 at 8:07 AM

    I'll have to check this out next visit!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2006 at 2:11 PM

    Nice travelogues and tips on this page. I've never been to Ettlingen, but I recognize the name from the Karlsruhe streetcar maps.

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