This is a particularly good place to live and work. The Ortenaukreis, whose largest city is Offenburg with a population of just over 60,000, is one of the sunniest regions in Germany.
Where is Offenburg?
Offenburg is located approximately halfway between Karlsruhe and Freiburg, on the edge of the Upper Rhine Graben.
How can you reach Offenburg?
Offenburg has excellent transport connections in the south-west of the Federal Republic of Germany thanks to the A5 motorway and the ICE connection of the Deutsche Bahn as well as well-developed east-west connections both by rail and road. France and Switzerland, the Black Forest and Alsace can be reached quickly from here.
Who should live in Offenburg?
Not only those who are directly employed in the city of Offenburg or who study there should live in Offenburg. Employees, managers, engineers, craftsmen, fitters and workers who work in neighbouring municipalities such as Appenweier, Durbach, Ortenberg (Baden), Ohlsbach, Berghaupten, Hohberg, Schutterwald, Kehl and Willstätt or more distant places such as Achern, Bühl, Oberkirch, Gengenbach or Lahr also find Offenburg an attractive place to live with high recreational value.
What does Offenburg have to offer?
The main centre of the Central Baden economic area is a prospering business location, media city and trade fair centre as well as a cultural, shopping and wine city all in one. The city offers a wide range of cultural and sporting opportunities all year round.
Offenburg has a cosmopolitan and friendly atmosphere. The beautiful city centre invites you to stroll and linger. The surrounding countryside is perfect for hiking, jogging, mountain biking or inline skating. Offenburg is a feel-good town with a European character, in the middle of one of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany.