Karlsruhe transport hub

Karlsruhe is a transport hub for a number of train connections with 130 long distance trains daily and is located directly on the ICE route from Hamburg to Basel via Frankfurt. The west-east route from Karlsruhe to Munich via Stuttgart also begins here. Karlsruhe is therefore directly connected to many German and European cities - arriving by train is ideal! 

Karlsruhe‘s main station

Karlsruhe‘s main station is located to the south of the city centre, opposite the city gardens/zoo. When leaving the station using the main exit, you will see both a taxi stand as well as tram stops on the newly designed square outside the station. The tourist information office is also situated on the other side of the square.

KONUS guest card

KONUS stands for "free travel by bus and train for tourists in the Black Forest". Holidaymakers in the Black Forest have been able to reach Karlsruhe free of charge using the KONUS guest card since 1 January 2012. More information about the KONUS guest card.

Reaching Karlsruhe with the TGV

Karlsruhe is the only German city with two TGV connections. In addition to the east-west Paris-Bratislava route, Karlsruhe has also been on the TGV Marseille-Frankfurt high-speed route since March 2012. More information can be found at


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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 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 (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!