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Karlsruhe is a young and dynamic city

Just 300 years old, our fan-shaped city is the home of 310,000 residents and has established itself in recent years as a cultural, economic and scientific metropolis in the region. Its uncommonly mild climate – Karlsruhe is Germany’s second-warmest city – and its favourable location by the Rhine River offer additional incentives to visit the city.

↳ Business and science in Karlsruhe
↳ Media and culture in Karlsruhe
↳ Karlsruhe: pleasurableregion and appealing destination
↳ Our network around Karlsruhe

Image film of the city of Karlsruhe

Business and science in Karlsruhe

Well networked and widely diversified

Travelling the world, at home in Karlsruhe: this statement applies to several companies such as Daimler AG, Bosch, L’Oreal or the dm drugstore chain, which was founded here in Karlsruhe. Numerous medium-sized companies have similarly discovered the Karlsruhe Technology Region and the advantages of its central location: Karlsruhe is located on the international shipping and rail route between Rotterdam and Genoa. And the local public transportsystem, the so-called “Karlsruhe Model”, is internationally recognized as exemplary.

The car, the bicycle, the periodic table of elements, the electromagnetic wave, the Braun tube, the chipboard and the mobile web browser: all of these inventions and discoveries were born in Karlsruhe. A high density of researchers and good networking with scientists make Karlsruhe one of Europe’s most innovative cities, with approximately forty new patents registered each year. Circa 8,300 people work at the renowned Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, making it one of the world’s largest institutions for research and teaching.

Interior work in KATRIN, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Media and culture in Karlsruhe

Widely travelled and closely connected

The first email was received in Karlsruhe. And the “Internetcapital of Germany” is still the nation’s IT stronghold today. No fewer than 3,600 IT and technology companies are based here, including well-known brands such as 1&1, Web.de and GMX. Five years after the first email, the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) was founded as a very special cultural institution, which currently ranks fourth among the world’s most important art museums.

Badisches Staatstheater attracts younger and older culture lovers with its wide spectrum of operas, ballets, concerts, dramas and musicals. People who prefer to party outdoors definitely get their money’s worth at “DAS FEST”, the largest open-air family festival in southern Germany, which annually presents top-class stars such as Gentleman, The BossHoss and SEEED.

Exterior view of the Centre for Art and Media Technology (ZKM)

Karlsruhe: pleasurable region and appealing destination

Highly praised and award-winning

Conscientiousness, joie de vivre and cordiality characterize Baden’s way of life. No fewer than ten starred restaurants in the surrounding area offer culinary highlights. A multitude of restaurants and cafés in the city tempt guests to linger. Parks and green areas are always nearby: e.g. the Stadtgarten at the Convention Centre, the extensive castle park in the city centre and the Botanical Garden beside the Federal Constitutional Court.

The surrounding region offers plenty of green and ample space to stretch one’s legs: the Black Forest, Alsace and the Palatinate can each be reached in less than half an hour by car.

The Gartenhalle photographed from the petting zoo

Further information about Karlsruhe can be found on the following websites:

↗ Tourismusinformation Karlsruhe

↗ TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe

↗ Kulturmetropole Karlsruhe

The networks of the Messe Karlsruhe

We live partnerships

As an organizer of trade fairs and conventions, we actively promote the sharing of knowledge by creating spaces for encounters and by bringing people and know-how together. We also cultivate this knowledge sharing for ourselves as Messe Karlsruhe. Through our memberships in national and international trade associations, we keep a close eye on current developments, broaden and deepen our knowledge and benefit from sharing with other players in our sector. We also have an excellent regional network: both customers and visitors alike benefit from our cooperation with other members of our network.

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