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Arrival by train

Karlsruhe has hourly ICE services in direction of Frankfurt/Cologne, Mannheim and Basel. In Stuttgart, there are connections to ICE services. Train connections are available over the internet from the electronic timetable of the German National Rail Service.

Arriving at the Karlsruhe main station it is possible to travel to the AkademieHotel by taxi or public transport.

If you would like to take a taxi from Karlsruhe main station to the AkademieHotel, you find a taxi rank on the left hand side leaving the main station through the main entrance.  After a short ride (about 5 minutes) to the above mentioned address you will arrive at the AkademieHotel.

If you would like to take public transport reaching the conference venue you have to leave Karlsruhe main station by the main entrance. Take the tram lines S1 or S11 (direction "Ettlingen, Bad Herrenalb or Ittersbach") which leave from the square in front of the main station to "Schloss Rüppurr". Lines S1 and S11 head "left" as seen from the main station. You need a ticket for 2 zones (Euro 2,40) which should be stamped either before boarding or inside the tram.

Get off the tram at "Schloß Rüppurr". Follow Am Rüppurer Schloss east for 10min to the AkademieHotel.

You find further information on the public transportation system on the WWW-Server of the Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund.


Arrival by plane

The closest airports are Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart and Strasbourg.

It takes about 60 minutes by train from Frankfurt/Airport, Stuttgart and Strasbourg to Karlsruhe. Train connections can be booked online on the website of the German National Rail Service.


Arrival by car

  • from Munich/Stuttgart via A8 direction Karlsruhe, change to A5 direction Basel at the motorway junction Karlsruhe and take the next exit no. 47 "Karlsruhe Ettlingen"
  • from Frankfurt (airport) via A5 direction Basel, pass the motorway junction Karlsruhe and take the next exit no. 47 "Karlsruhe Ettlingen"
  • from Basel via A5 direction Karlsruhe, leave the motorway at exit no. 47 "Karlsruhe Ettlingen"



Information about Karlsruhe

A detailed city map of Karlsruhe and further information about the city are provided online by the municipal administration.