Local Area & Sights to See

Kehl lies in the area between Karlsruhe and Freiburg directly on the Rhine river across from the European city of Strasbourg. To the west, the Vogesen mountain range and towards the east, the Black Forest; Kehl is a great starting point for trips on either side of the Rhine.
The arial picture shows the French side of the Rhine. The last of the 3 bridges (right) ist the Passerelle des deux Rives. This spectacular construction of the French architecht Marc Mimram has connnected Kehl and Strassbourg since the crossborder garden show in 2004. The bridge is for cyclists and pedestrians. The red arrow points to our house. On the right you see the Old Rhine and the Kehl public pool. In the upper left, you can see the Kehl harbor.

Luftbild Kehl

Our house is between the Rhine and the Old Rhine, both reachable within 2-3 minutes on foot. On the Old Rhine there is a wonderful water playground. A few steps away the 44 meter tall White fir tower. Once you have climbed the 210 steps, you can enjoy the fantastic view from the Vogesen Mountains to the famous Black Forest.

Blick über den Altrhein zum FerienhausThe photo on the left shows the view from the White Fir Tower, the “Weisstannenturm”, to the North. In the foreground the old rhine and in the background the pedestrian/cyclist bridge.

AltrheinblickWalking along the Old Rhine, you can reach Kehl’s downtown area in 10 minutes. In the background you see the church tower and the market square.

You can find more information on the following web pages: Stadt Kehl.


You can reach the center of Strasbourg in approximately 30 minutes by tram. The cathedral, the picturesque quarter of „Petite France”, European Parliament and much more. We have maps of Strassbourg, just ask us.

Kehl is approximately one hour driving time from KarlsruheFreiburg or the Black Forest.The Alsatian Wine Road is just as close as well as Germany’s largest amusement park Europapark.

We know the area extremely well and are happy to share ideas.