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Karlsruhe & the Technology Region close to the Black Forest

With 310.000 inhabitants Karlsruhe is one of the hub cities of the technology region in Baden-Württemberg, on of the economically strongest states in Germany. It also is known for its high and secure living quality right next to the Black Forest.


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.

Visit the webite of the Technology Region Karlsruhe

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.

Visit the website of the City of Karlsruhe for more information

Public Transport

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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.

More information about reaching Karlsruhe

Surrounding Area

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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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