Living in Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe - Fächerstadt

Karlsruhe - fan-shaped city in a charming location

The large city of Karlsruhe, with a population of around 280,000, is the centre of the technology region and the Karlsruhe district. It is one of the warmest cities in Germany and is situated in a charming location. It is only a stone's throw to Alsace and the Black Forest begins here. Karlsruhe is the seat of the Federal Constitutional Court and the Federal Court of Justice and is therefore nicknamed the "Residence of the Law".

Education and research in Karlsruhe

Education and research have a long tradition in Karlsruhe. The University of Karlsruhe was founded in 1825 as the Polytechnikum. After the Polytechnikum was elevated to a technical university in 1865, Heinricht Hertz proved the existence of electromagnetic waves in 1886. In 1984, the first emails were sent and received in the computer centre of the University of Karlsruhe.

In addition to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, there are other universities in Karlsruhe, such as the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe and the Pädagogische Hochschule.

Leisure in Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe offers a wide range of cultural activities, especially theatres and museums. In addition, there is a lively live club scene and, with "Das Fest", once a year one of the largest open-air festivals in Germany.

Karlsruhe and its surroundings offer numerous sports facilities and opportunities. In addition to sports clubs for football, basketball and rugby, there are many opportunities for hiking, cycling, swimming and skiing enthusiasts. Once a year the Badische Meile and the Baden-Marathon take place in Karlsruhe as well as the Kraichgau-Triathlon in the district of Kalrsruhe.

The Europapark, Germany's largest amusement park, is located about 100 km from Karlsruhe and regularly attracts visitors from Germany and abroad with new attractions.

Telephone citizen services

The citizens' services are not only your contact for all questions concerning the citizens' offices in Karlsruhe, but will also gladly provide you with general information about the city administration of Karlsruhe and the area of responsibility of the District Office of Karlsruhe according to the 115 standards.

The authority number "115" can be reached from all landline networks and can be integrated into flat rates.