City & Region

About 310, 000 people live in Karlsruhe, the center of the so-called technology region, one of the most dynamic high-tech areas in Europe.

Technology Region

Local economy is based on well-developed medium-sized businesses, particularly in pioneering technologies like computer science, multimedia technologies, control systems, energy technology, environmental science or nanotechnology. Several major companies, such as Bosch, Siemens, Daimler, and Michelin, have production facilities in the region. Major research institutions, such as the KIT, make the innovative potential of this city and region renown worldwide.

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Leisure & Culture

Visitors as well as residents of Karlsruhe enjoy the plenty public parks in the city. The botanical gardens and the beautiful park behind Karlsruhe Palace, for instance, offer a perfect location to relax. Furthermore, Karlsruhe is home of various theaters, museums, and galleries. The Museum of Natural History, the internationally renown Center for Art and Media (ZKM) as an unique museum of modern media, or the Baden State Theatre are only a few examples.

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Public Transport

Karlsruhe has an excellent public transport network with tramlines going to most destinations. For prices and more information, see the KVV website. International airports like Frankfurt International Airport, Stuttgart Airport, or Baden Airport can be reached via public transport of Deutsche Bahn within one hour.

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Surrounding Area

The beautiful region surrounding the city of Karlsruhe offers various attractive destinations for excursions. The Black Forest is accessible by public transport as well as various cities such as Heidelberg, Freiburg, Stuttgart or Munich. The neighboring countries France and Switzerland can be reached within a short period of time.

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