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Bad Berka, Germany

Relaxing under the apple trees or at the terrace

Relaxing under the apple trees or at the terrace

View from the garden

View from the garden

The garden

The garden

For little soccer players

For little soccer players

Dining Room

Dining Room

Dining room and kitchen

Dining room and kitchen

Dining and living room with  stove

Dining and living room with stove

Parents sleeping room

Parents sleeping room

Parents sleeping room

Parents sleeping room

Bathroom and toilet at the ground floor

Bathroom and toilet at the ground floor

Now to the upper floor

Now to the upper floor

Felines room at the upper floor

Felines room at the upper floor

Annukkas and Silas´ bedroom at the upper floor

Annukkas and Silas´ bedroom at the upper floor

Our bathroom at the upper floor -  the toilet is separate

Our bathroom at the upper floor - the toilet is separate

Guestroom

Guestroom

Carlottas room at the upper floor

Carlottas room at the upper floor

Our basement  - kicker and playing space

Our basement - kicker and playing space

Morning impression of Bad Berkas Paulinenturm

Morning impression of Bad Berkas Paulinenturm

Relaxing under the apple trees or at the terrace View from the garden The garden For little soccer players Dining Room Dining room and kitchen Dining and living room with  stove Parents sleeping room Parents sleeping room Bathroom and toilet at the ground floor Now to the upper floor Felines room at the upper floor Annukkas and Silas´ bedroom at the upper floor Our bathroom at the upper floor -  the toilet is separate Guestroom Carlottas room at the upper floor Our basement  - kicker and playing space Morning impression of Bad Berkas Paulinenturm
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Calendar

Member since

2016

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 05, 2019 - October 19, 2019 1 weeks
December 22, 2019 - January 04, 2020 1 weeks
February 08, 2020 - February 15, 2020 1 weeks
April 05, 2020 - April 18, 2020 1 weeks
July 18, 2020 - August 30, 2020 2 weeks

2-3 weeks possible

Welcome to the cultural center of Germany

Welcome to the cultural Center of Germany!
We live in a little town called Bad Berka close to the well known cities of Erfurt and Weimar. We are a family with four kids and we have enough space to host 2-6 guests. We have an enlargeable table up to 14 seats and we love it when all places are needed. We like to bring the world to Bad Berka and to show more and more of the world to our kids during our holidays. Therefor we are open to host exchange students in our guest suite or to change our complete house with another family.
Our house is surrounded by apple and plum trees. We have a huge garden with trampoline, wooden kids house, climbing and swinging stuff. Soccer can be played here and at the sports center 5 minutes away. We offer to you a house with 240 sqm living space. In the basement there is a room to play table soccer, table tennis etc. In the ground floor you´ll find one large livingroom (70 qm) combined with the kitchen and the dining room. In the ground floor there is parents bedroom , bathroom and our office. In the upper floor you´ll find four rooms for the kids, bathroom and separate toilet .
It takes a 2 minutes walk to reach the next bakery and the next supermarket. All the other facilities like the very important ice cream parlour, the public swimming pool and some more shops are not more than 10 minutes footway apart. Bad Berka is situated at the river Ilm in a very natural environment. Little villages nearby can be reached by hiking or with bikes (you can use ours if you want). For example the little village Tiefengruben once gained the price as “the most beautiful village of Germany”.
The nearby medieval cities of Erfurt (30 minutes by car) and Weimar (15 minutes by car or bus // 25 minutes by train) are very worth visiting. They have very lovely and lively city centers and a huge variety of cultural events.
As our area is one of the main touristic destinations in Germany you will find a lot of historical and touristic attractions not far away. Let us give you a few hints:

10 kilometers:
Hohenfelden Open air Museum (about farming, school and living in former centuries)
www.thueringer-freilichtmuseum-hohenfelden.de
Kletterpark Hohenfelden (climbing site, exhausting but cool for kids taller than 1,20 meters)
http://www.aktivpark-hohenfelden.de/aktivpark/kletterwald.html
Avenida Therme (indoor swimming with tube slide, slide, sauna ….)
www.avenida-therme.de
Falknerei Kranichfeld Oberschloss (falconry)
http://www.falkenhof-kranichfeld.de
20 kilometers
Weimar City
https://www.weimar.de/en/tourismus/service/tourist-information/
Concentration camp Buchenwald (for historical interested ones)
https://www.weimar.de/tourismus/sehenswuerdigkeiten/gedenkstaette-buchenwald/
Erfurt City
http://www.erfurt-tourismus.de/home/
Senfmühle Kleinhettstedt(ancient mill still in working order)
http://www.premiumsenf.de/
50 KILOMETERS
Hainich Baumkronenpfad (walk in the tree tops of National Park Hainich)
http://www.nationalpark-hainich.de/ueberblick/english/canopy-walk-way.html
Kyffhäuser (the monument and the Castle of Kaiser Barbarossa)
http://www.kyffhaeuser-denkmal.de
Saalfelder Feengrotten (Caves)
https://www.feengrotten.de/
Schloss Leuchtenburg (Castle with a nice view over Thuringia and an interesting porcelain museum)
http://www.leuchtenburg.de/en/home-en.html
City of Jena
https://www.jenatourismus.de/de/jena_entdecken/322831
Optical museum of Jena
http://www.optischesmuseum.de/
Imaginata (Experimental museum for kids open 10 to 18 only on Sundays and during the thuringian school holidays)
http://imaginata.de/
Planetarium Jena
http://www.planetarium-jena.de/
Eisenach City and Wartburg Castle (where Martin Luther translated the bible into german)
http://www.eisenach.info/de/
Schwarzatal Historical vertical train
http://www.oberweissbacher-bergbahn.com/
Monastery Ruin of Paulinzella and more historic castles churches worth being visited
http://www.thueringerschloesser.de/de/schloesser-burgen-gaerten.html

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 4 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Stay at home dad and administrational worker for our congregation

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8
  • Living Area: 220 m2
  • Total Area: 2500 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 6

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Sweden
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Croatia

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Erfurt 20 km or Leipzig 80 km -

Bad Berka is a little town next to the wellknown cities of Weimar and Erfurt. The nature around us is characterized by the river Ilm valley and broad forests around. Around us you´ll find a lot of historical natural and touristic sites worth visiting.
Everything you need for your daily life you´ll find in our city that means within 5 to 10 minutes by foot. A public swimming pool is 10 minutes away.
I´m sure you can enjoy your holidays over here as we enjoy living here as well.

Occupation

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Stay at home dad and administrational worker for our congregation

Children

  • Girl - Age: 16
  • Girl - Age: 17
  • Girl - Age: 13
  • Boy - Age: 11

Pets

  • 10 chicken - you don´t need to take care of them but you can enjoy the eggs

References

This member has completed 2 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: