I will be taking a five year position in Erlangen soon. I am looking for suggestions for which areas to look for rental and any other information from people with experience. My criteria is:
1. within 40min cycling commuting distance to FAU Erlangen (regular not elite cyclist)
2. Prefer semi-rural / village lifestyle or detached/semi-detached house
3. safe, well looked after area with not too much traffic, low crime
4. with green spaces / forest where dogs are allowed off-leash. Preferably with a swimming spot or a creek. Ideally, with kangaroos to chase... OK maybe not, at least with some duck poo.
5. Proximity to schools is not important. Proximity to public transport a bonus.
6. Mountain biking/ hiking/ climbing/ whitewater are a bonus
Any suggestions would be much appreciated