Home Exchange / House Swap

Freiburg Germany

Listing # 117817

Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2021

Charming house in Freiburg, the Green City

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The city ist located in the Rhine valley on the edge of the Black Forest,
60km to the swiss and 30km to the French border. There is a direct
TGV-trainline to Paris (3 hours).
Our home is a charming semi detached house built in 1928. It is surrounded by a garden and is ideally located right next to the river Dreisam, in easy walking distance to the wooded foothills of the Black Forest, yet only a 20min walk or 5min bicycle ride to the city center. Although it is a quiet neighbourhood to the tram stop it's only 200m, there is a mall for almost everything you need 5min away and a fantastic bakery around the corner. Pubs, beer gardens and restaurants are also close. Right in front of our house there is a little park where you find the Freiburger Hochschule für Musik with the possibility to listen to classical and modern music almost every day.
We have two daughters (35/31 years), one living in Berlin, the other one in Cologne. Since they and their families like to drop by now and again we will only offer part of the house for exchange, so it will be perfect for a single person, a couple or a small family.
We are open for a swap with any destination, within Germany a swap with Berlin would be interesting for us.
The house has 3 stories plus a basement (with a work bench...), solid wooden floors, garden, fireplace, 2 balconies and a small winter garden, you can enjoy light-flooded rooms all day long. Depending on the number of exchange guests we can offer up to two bedrooms, three big living rooms, a kitchen and two bathrooms.
You can park a car right in front of the house but you will scarcelĂ˝ need it in town, just for trips to the Black Forest, France or Switzerland.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
150 Sq. Meters
Suited for
3 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, July 1, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
2 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
An exchange will not be possible before we are vaccinated and the pandemic is under control
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Freiburg
Postal Code - State or Province BW
Country Germany
Neighborhood Keywords Waldsee
Closest University Hochschule für Musik
University nearby Christian-Albrecht-Universität (10min by bike)

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Berlin


Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail
Housesitting Comments
A bit of garden work (depending on the season).

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My wife and I - both of us 68 years old - have been working as physicians (general medicine/pediatrics) in Freiburg (southwestern Germany, capital of the "Black forest", "Green city" close to the Rhine valley, France and Switzerland), living in a nice spacious house ideally situated close to the city's river and mountains yet in walking distance from downtown. We enjoy life and traveling, meeting people and we regard ourselves as friendly and reliable. We recently retired and are from now on ready for new experiences and offering them to you...

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