Living in Baden

Living in Baden

Welcome to the Ortenaukreis! The first big step has been taken and you are now part of Europa-Park, one of the largest employers in the region.

On this page, we give you insights into this beautiful area and help you in finding your accommodation. Listed behind, you will find important information which can guide your search in finding your new home.

Baden-Württemberg and Rust

Rust is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the South of Germany. It is conveniently located in the three-boarder triangle and, together with the surrounding area, makes a great location for your family home. The following three boxes offer general information about the region, a small overview of Rust as well as more info about the popular Europa-Park.

The region

The Baden region is located in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg and borders on Switzerland and France. In the hilly southwest stretches the magnificent and evergreen Black Forest with its diverse offerings. The Feldberg rises in the southern Black Forest at almost 1,500 metres. In winter it forms a popular skiing area and in the remaining months the entire Baden region as well as the adjacent Swabian Alb visit the quiet forests, romantic valleys and dreamlike hiking and leisure areas.

Baden-Württemberg is one of the largest federal states in Germany in terms of area and population. The small 'Ländle', as locals call it, is therefore a real economic heavyweight. Diligence, order and a great zest for life play a strong role here.

Baden-Württemberg's world-famous wine industry is also very vibrant. You can experience this in the seasonally open 'Straußen' restaurants or in one of the 70 Michelin star restaurants. The nearby Alsace (region in France) offers similarly looking features, including traditional half-timbered houses and excellent wines.

Panoramablick in den Schwarzwald
Europa-Park

In the heart of Europe, between the Black Forest and the Vosges, lies Europa-Park, Germany's largest theme park. Over 5.6 million visitors from all over the world come every season to be thrilled by over one hundred attractions and shows. The innovative European theme concept, the largest connected hotel resort in Germany, decorations that match the seasons and a multitude of varied events make Europa-Park a unique short holiday destination all year round. You too can discover the many facets that make this unique attraction what it is: one of the most beautiful theme parks in the world!

Eine Zeichnung des Europa-Park
Rust

The town of Rust has approximately 4,400 inhabitants, a rather humble number compared with around 35,000 daily visitors coming to the Europa-Park Resort. Rust is located in the Ortenaukreis, in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Ein Bild der Gemeinde Rust

The Baden region

Moving to a new region may be a lot of work for some people. In order to be able to familiarise yourself with your new home, we would like to introduce 6 towns around Europa-Park. Get a first idea of the region and let us help you finding your bearings.