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<map lat='49' lng='8.41' zoom='12' view='0' float='right'/> Karlsruhe is a city in Germany in the federal state (“Bundesland”) Baden-Württemberg, located close to the french border and connected by the A5 and A6.

Hitching out

Direction North, South, East

Option 1

The A5 is passing Karlsruhe and connects it to Frankfurt am Main, Basel, Stuttgart and other cities. The best ramp is Karlsruhe-Durlach. Take the tram 1, 2, S4 or S5 to Weinweg. There is a gas station close by where you can ask people, but you can also stand directly on the ramp, waving a sign or a thumb. The hard shoulder serves enough space for anyone to stop.

Option 2

Near Bruchsal, there is a very huge service area at the A5. It's about 1 hour by tram and bus and the fare is 3 EUR. See Bruchsal for details.


There is a camping site in Durlach. Just take a tram to Durlach, there is a lot of signs for it. Karlsruhe also has a quite active Couchsurfing community.

Internet Access

In the town center, between Europaplatz and Marktplatz there are a some info terminals called blue spots where you can see town maps, send emails and surf the internet for free.

Public transport

Public transport is quite good. The tram lines go into all the neighbouring towns. Within the city, they go all night at weekends. Fares are about 2 EUR per trip. Tickets are checked quite often, even at night. �������������������