Ottersdorf is located west of Rastatt city center in the middle of the Rastatter Ried nature and landscape conservation area. The village was first mentioned in a document in 1318. The village with its approximately 2,400 inhabitants has a historic center with old half-timbered houses around the parish church of St. Ägidius. With the Riedmuseum, Ottersdorf is a contact point for many cyclists and vacationers along the Rhine. Ottersdorf has its own bathing area at the idyllically situated Lindensee. Unique in the region is also the approximately two-kilometer-long fruit nature trail with over 200 types of fruit.
The head of the village of Ottersdorf is Stefan Lott. He has been in office since October 19, 2009.