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Karlsruhe Guide


Karlsruhe, a cultural, lively city situated along the bank of the River Rhine, centered between the Alsace, the Black Forest and Pfalz, is a city with many beautiful and fascinating museums. Car hire is a popular choice for travelling around Karlsruhe and can be booked in advance of travelling here. Fill in the search box above with your travel criteria, click search, and we'll do the rest.

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Besides the splendid museums and historical buildings there are many more must see sights such as the magnificent Baroque Palace, which was modelled after Versailles and has a beautiful botanical garden in its grounds. The Markplatz, with its charming town hall, church and striking pyramid is also worth visiting, as well as Turmberg (City Mountain) which can be reached via Germany’s oldest funicular railway.

A walking tour of the city’s renowned museums should begin at the ZKM Art and Media Technology Centre. This unique museum combines art with new media and involves visitors directly in the art experience - for example, they can act as the director of a virtual play or the creator of artificial plant worlds. Continue to the Stadtmuseum, which documents the city’s history, and then head to the Staatliche Kunsthalle & Orangerie, which houses a collection by 14th to 20th century German, French and Dutch masters.

The old town is where you should head if you want to sample the regional food specialties, or indulge in wines from the Rhine or Germany’s famous beer. Shopping either focuses on clothing, wine or artistic prints of the many masterpieces on display in the museums.

Trips from Karlsruhe include destinations such as: Strasbourg with its cathedral and romantic old town; Baden-Baden with its casino and thermal baths; and the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Speyer. Additionally, the the area of the Black Forest is filled with quaint fairytale houses, relaxing day and night spas and popular ski resorts.


By air
The nearest airport is at Stuttgart Flughafen Airport, 70kms away. Transport options from the airport are plentiful, including buses, taxis, shuttle services and car rentals.

Car hire
Suppliers are available at the airport. We do advise all of our customers to book in advance, ahead of travelling to Karlsrue, in order to secure a booking. Use our comparison website to grab the best deals from suppliers such as Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Budget, Avis and National, which operate from the airport's arrival's hall.

By car
Travellers will need to take the A5 and A8 autobahns to reach Karlsruhe. Roads are easy to drive and well signposted here.


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