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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.

Explore Karlsruhe

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.

Frequently asked questions

Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Avis
  • Buchbinder
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car
  • Hertz
  • InterRent
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • McRent
  • SIXT Rent a Car
  • Thrifty


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