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Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border. The city center was the oldest part of town and lies south of the palace in the quadrant defined by nine of the streets. The central part of the palace runs east-west, and there are two wings of the palace, each at a 45° angle to the center, so that they are pointing southeast and southwest .

Attractions in Karlsruhe include the Marktplatz, The Karlsruhe Palace, the Stadtgarten recreational area and the Durlacher Turmberg lookout tower. Karlsruhe is also regarded as "The City Of Greenery". The area north of the palace was and still is a park and forest. East of the palace there originally were gardens and more forest, some of which remain, but the University, Wildparkstadion, and residential areas have since been built there. West of the palace is now mostly residential.

Things to See & Do

* Old Town
* Marktplatz - Market Square
* Palace
* The Pyramid
* ZKM – Media Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 173.46 km²
Population – 295,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Travel Links – Baden-Airpark is the nearest local airport, about 40km from the city. The airport is now served by low-cost carrier Ryanair, which offers cheap flights to several European destinations.

The train station (Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof) is located south of the city centre, with roughly 5-10 minutes by tram to the central market square, and direct tram links to other parts of the city. Karlsruhe is well linked to other larger cities by ICE high speed trains.

The bus station is located at the south entrance of the train station. You can buy tickets for international destinations inside the train station.