We would recommend a swap with this family. We had a six-weeks old baby and two todlers when we swapped, but the family did a great effort to accomodate them: they installed a changing table, baby bed and small chairs for our todlers. We immediately felt very welcome. A lot of efforts have been put into the documentation: a big folder with maps, activities to do, practical tips,... There is much to do for families and the connection to Stuttgart is very smooth (very good train connection). It is a nice and calm neighbourhood, with two bakeries at walking distance. The house is very well equiped and comfortable, with a very nice garden with a lot of toys for children. Furthermore, Tanja have been very helpful to answer practical questions we had during our swap. We would never hesitate to trust our house to the family Müller.
Wir haben uns im Heim der Fam. Müller sehr wohlgefühlt. Vor allem die Kinder haben sogar bei Regenwetter im Baumhaus gespielt und Trampolin ausgetobt. Das Haus ist sehr sauber und hell. Die Weinberge im Neckartal haben uns sehr gefallen, da macht sogar den Kindern das Wandern spass. In der Umgebung kann man einiges unternehmen, selbst bei Regenwetter. Mit der S-Bahn ist man bequem und ohne Parkplatzsorgen in kurzer Zeit in Heilbronn, Ludwigsburg oder Stuttgart. Bei uns zu Hause war alles picco bello, fünf Sterne an Fam. Müller.
We had a great time in Benningen! Our 2 children (3.5y & 1y) absolutely loved the house, its garden and the playgrounds nearby. The zoo in Stuttgart and the fairy tale park in nearby Ludwigsburg were also enjoyed by all of us. As winelovers we liked the location of the house as there are a lot of excellent wineries nearby :-) In short we had a great holiday!
We had such a wonderful time at Tanja and Thorsten's house in Benningen, near Stuttgart. The house was incredibly tidy, clean, spacious and quirky and the garden was really well-equipped for the kids. There was so much to do in the area, both in rural and urban settings. Nearby Stuttgart has all the attractions you'd expect from a big city (and more) and yet you also have the peace and tranquility of a small village with so many options for day trips in the surrounding area. The transport links are great, particularly to Stuttgart and the airport. Tanja's communication was excellent both in the months leading up to our exchange and during, and the house file they left us gave us loads of ideas about how to spend our time. We exchanged for 3 weeks and could easily have stayed for longer. We would heartily recommend their place to anyone considering swapping with them. It was a real home from home.
Our children loved the house in Benningen and its garden.... and we too! Big, beautiful, confortable and well cared for. A lot of interesting things for children: the big trampoline, the elevated and pretty house in the garden, the swing, the relaxing hammock, the climbing wall, many games... A house to live in and enjoy, in a quiet neighborhood. We met the family to exchange the keys: good impression, which was confirmed by the great "wellcome book" that they had prepared for us, full of suggestions about activities and attractions, as well as many pratical informations. Always available, even during the holiday. We enjoyed the quiet and green surroundings with endless possibilities to do cycling tours. Easy to get to Stuttgart by train and a lot of opportunities for being outdoors. The neighbors are friendly. We felt at home.