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Culture and leisure

Characterized by a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK) is nestled between the Black Forest, Alsace, the Palatinate Forest and the Bergstrasse. The TRK offers visitors a wide range of art, culture, sport and entertainment to discover and enjoy. For residents, this makes for a special quality of life.

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Places of interest in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion

Discover one of Germany's most sought-after regions. Karlsruhe, a dynamic city that is just 300 years old, offers visitors an astonishing variety of places worth seeing - from buildings to squares, museums, streets, gardens and parks. Baden-Baden, with attractions such as the Lichtentaler Allee, the Kurhaus, the casino and the racecourse in Iffezheim, exudes an incomparable, sophisticated ambience. The Maulbronn Monastery, which has been declared a World Heritage Site, is one of the most important sights in the region. The monastery concerts held here from May to September are among the cultural highlights.

To give you a better overview, we have put together some selected portals that present the attractive leisure activities on offer around the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion and the Southern Wine Route:

The cultural spectrum of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion

  • Castles and palaces: In the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion, history and cultural heritage are kept alive by numerous excellently preserved monuments. The rich and eventful history of North Baden is revealed in its imposing castles and magnificent palaces, such as Rastatt Palace, the baroque Bruchsal Palace or the "porcelain palace" Favorite Rastatt.
  • Museums: The Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion is home to museums that house real treasures of art, culture and science. 
  • Stages: The Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion impresses with the variety and quality of its cultural offerings for visitors and residents alike.
  • Sport and swimming pools: Sport is omnipresent in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion, be it for leisure activities, entertainment, in schools, companies or sports clubs. The latter in particular stand for a high quality of life in leisure time, physical activity, health awareness, voluntary commitment and social responsibility. The diverse and first-class range of sports on offer is a key element of the region's success. With around 1,500 sports clubs and almost 60 different types of sport, the SportRegion Karlsruhe offers a comprehensive range of popular and recreational sports in particular.
  • Gastronomy: The selection of gastronomic offerings in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion ranges from dishes prepared by traditional master chefs to creations by renowned star chefs. The culinary delights particularly reflect the proximity to France and the regionally grown wine.
  • Hotels: The selection of accommodation in the TRK ranges from simple and cozy family businesses to luxurious and exquisite hotels, so there is something to suit every taste and budget. The Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion always leaves a lasting impression on its guests - which is why many are happy to return.
Do you have any questions?
Please feel free to contact us!
Jochen Ehlgötz
Managing Director
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