Thanks to its location, Ettlingen is an ideal starting point for wonderful walks and unforgettable hiking tours. Located at the edge of the Black Forest and immersed in the Rhine Valley, Ettlingen gets the most of two landscapes: The refreshing coolness of the Black Forest uplands and the mild climate of the Rhine Valley. Along the Rhine River you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and a soft breeze on mile-long well-maintained trails trips into the Palatinate region are also possible. The near Hardtwald (Hardt forest) has a special charm, offering a place of rest and relaxation with its calmness.