High tech meets lifestyle


► With 310,000 inhabitants, Karlsruhe is the second largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg

► Since 1950, Karlsruhe has been the seat of the Federal Court of Justice and the Federal Public Prosecutor at the Federal Court of Justice and since 1951 the German Federal Constitutional Court.

► Numerous authorities and research institutions of supraregional importance are located in Karlsruhe.

► The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the oldest and largest of the city’s nine universities. Numerous Nobel laureates pursued their studies here.

► Karlsruhe is one of the most important European locations for information and communication technology, the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) is one of the most important cultural institutions in the EU.

► Das Bruttoinlandsprodukt in dieser Region gehört zu den attraktivsten in Europa

► Karlsruhe ist Europaweit eine Hochburg der Informationstechnologie (1600 IT Unternehmen im Kreis Karlsruhe)

► Nach Berlin hat Karlsruhe die größte Dichte an Startups

► United Internet AG, known under the brands 1&1, Web.de and GMX, operates Europe’s largest data center in Karlsruhe. About 40% of all German websites are managed in Karlsruhe.

► The Frankfurt IT service provider Fiducia & GAD IT AG maintains a location in Karlsruhe and is one of the largest private employers in the region.

► Around 2,500 Internet and telecommunications companies have sprung up around the university.

► Again and again, new companies are establishing, while existing ones – especially in research and information technology – are expanding. The research and teaching facilities of the Karlsruhe region regularly occupy top positions in international rankings.

► In the Future Atlas 2016, the district of Karlsruhe ranked 47th out of 402 districts and independent cities in Germany, making it one of the places with “high future prospects”.


The Karlsruhe climate is very pleasant. With an average of 20°C in summer and about 140 days of sunshine a year, Karlsruhe is the second-warmest city in Germany. The incomparable atmosphere in the parks and green spaces also contributes to the southern flair: almost 60% of the floor area is covered with greenery.


The recreational value is particularly high in the Karlsruhe region. The eclectic landscape offers many attractions as well as a wealth of outdoor activities. attractions as well as a wealth of outdoor activities.

Proximity to the metropolitan regions of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Frankfurt and Stuttgart

Karlsruhe is among the TOP 10 cultural locations in Germany.

The gastronomy of the Karlsruhe region is excellent and well known and loved far beyond the borders.