By car

Flexible and independent

Getting to Karlsruhe by car is possible from every direction. Three major German transport links cross the fan-shaped city with the A5, A8 and A65. 

Getting to Karlsruhe by car is possible from every direction. Three major German transport links cross the fan-shaped city with the A5, A8 and A65. Several federal highways also lead to Karlsruhe. You also have greater flexibility and mobility for excursions into the Karlsruhe region if you travel by car.

Arriving via the A5 & A8

If arriving via the A5 (Frankfurt-Karlsruhe-Basel) or A8 (Munich-Stuttgart-Karlsruhe), leave the Autobahn at the "Karlsruhe-Mitte" exit. This exit brings you onto the Südtangente/B10 towards the city.

Arriving via the A65

The A65 (Ludwigshafen-Landau-Wörth am Rhein) terminates shortly before the Wörther Kreuz and then merges into the Südtangente/B10 towards Karlsruhe.

Important information

Environmental zone Driving restrictions are in force in the Karlsruhe environmental zone, which also now applies to vehicles in the emissions group 2 and 3 (red and yellow sticker) since 1 January, 2012. Only vehicles with a green sticker may enter the Karlsruhe environmental zone.
Camping & caravan Several pitches for motorhomes can be found in Karlsruhe and the surrounding area. More information can be found here.

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Corona Virus

Current information - Corona guide

Karlsruhe continues to open! Shops, restaurants, culture & more - this applies currently!

Due to the current official measures implemented by Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, public life is currently still facing severe restrictions. Please find out more directly from the shops, organizers or institutions. The information on this website may vary and further information in the link above are only available in German.

You would like to be tested? You can find an overview of all current test sites in the city and district here.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is open. There is no need for an appointment. The opening hours and more information you can find here.

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at www.corona.karlsruhe.de or by phone +49 721/133-3333.

On a lighter note: if you feel like clearing your mind, go ahead and continue exploring the beautiful aspects of Karlsruhe through our digital offers at www.karlsruhe-tourismus.de/smartathome (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!