Travelling for business? Our hotel is within easy reach of most of Karlsruhe’s many companies and institutions. Here on vacation? Karlsruhe and its surroundings offer plenty of recreational and cultural day trips departing from the market square by public transport (KVV). Karlsruhe’s castle, the Baden State Theatre, and various museums offer a variety of cultural attractions. Or simply take a stroll through the pedestrian streets of the “fan city”, browse its shops, restaurants and cafés, or relax in the castle gardens.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is an internationally renowned science research centre. Its seminars and conferences attract an international audience throughout the year. For more information, please click here (www.kit.edu). The hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of the University (depending on the Institute).
The high courts of Karlsruhe – Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Justice, www.bundesgerichtshof.de), Generalbundesanwaltschaft (Federal Prosecutor, www.generalbundesanwalt.de), and Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court, www.bverfg.de) – are all within easy walking distance of the hotel. Please click here for a map of the courts. The hotel is located within an 8-minute walk of the courts
Every year, the Congress Centre attracts over 500,000 visitors from all around the world to Karlsruhe. It offers 50 conference rooms and halls, and 22,500sqm of exhibition space. Please click here for a calendar of events The hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of the Congress Centre.
Messe Karlsruhe (DM-Arena Rheinstetten)
Messe Karlsruhe, a state-of-the-art trade fair site, opened in 2003. Four exhibition halls span a total of 50,000sqm. Please click here for a calendar of events. The hotel is located within a 7km drive or a 25-minute train ride of the trade fair centre (Line S2 to Rheinstetten).
Thanks to its location in the Rhine valley, its compact city centre and its warm climate, the “fan city” offers ideal conditions for cycling. Karlsruhe is located along wonderful long-distance cycle route: Rhine cycle route, Rhine Valley cycle route, Black Forest cycle route, Stromberg-Murr Valley cycle route, Baden Wine Road, Palatinate Wine Road (Travel by train to Edenkoben. Bicycles may be rented from Südpfalz Tourismus. For more information, please visit http://www.suedpfalz-tourismus.de)
Castle & Botanical Gardens Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe’s castle and adjacent park is one of the most important palaces in Germany. Started in 1715 and completed in its current form in 1770, it is a prime example of baroque and rococo architecture. Today the castle, which was destroyed in World War II and subsequently rebuilt, accommodates the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the Baden State Museum (Badisches Landesmuseum, www.landesmuseum.de). The hotel is located within a 2-minute walk of the castle park, a relaxing botanical garden that is a wonderful destination for joggers and cyclists alike.
For further information, please contact reception or the tourist information centre at the market square.
The Centre for Art and Media Technology (Zentrum für Kunst- und Medientechnologie, www.zkm.de) takes a critical look at constantly changing media and information technologies. It is an umbrella organisation that brings together the Museum of Contemporary Art (http://on1.zkm.de/zkm/MuseumfuerNeueKunst), the Media Museum (http://on1.zkm.de/zkm/medienmuseum), and the State School of Design Karlsruhe (www.hfg-karlsruhe.de).
In addition to many independent theatres, Karlsruhe offers ambitious productions in the new Baden State Theatre. For more information, please click here (www.karlsruhe.de/kultur/staatstheater). Smaller, equally well-renowned venues include:
The following day trip destinations are easily accessible by car or public transport (KVV) departing from the market square. The KVV network extends beyond Karlsruhe to Rastatt, Germersheim, and Südliche Weinstraße, as well as to several neighbouring towns and communities. Rail cards are accepted.
A customer care centre is located on the market square. For more information, please visit www.kvv.de.
Thermal baths, swimming pools, spa garden and Black Forest
Historic city centre, theatre, casino, ruins of Hohenbaden, New Palace, thermal baths
Historic city centre, palace, Philosopher’s Walk
Historic city centre, cathedral
Historic city centre, cathedral, Alsatian gastronomy
Historic monastery complex, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site
Formula 1 and motorsports museum
Largest natural park in Germany, may be visited along the scenic Black Forest overpass (Schwarzwaldhochstraße)
Palatinate Forest (07274/960260, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Boat ride down the Rhine
Excursions down the Rhine to Germersheim, Heidelberg, Iffezheim, Speyer, Strasbourg, or Worms
A vibrant, cultural city: there are many reasons to visit Karlsruhe and from January 2016, the Karlsruhe Card offers yet another reason to discover the capital of Baden.
The new City Pass provides a number of complimentary benefits and discounts, along with free bus and train travel throughout the city.
Get your Karlsruhe-Card conveniently at our hotel´s reception.