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Possibilities for Excursions

Turmberg (Karlsruhe-Durlach)

Tram lines 1 and 8 in the direction of DURLACH to the final stop, then change to the funicular ("Turmbergbahn").
Operating hours: every day from 10.00 - 20.00 at 10 minutes intervals during the summer.
At the top: stunning panorama which includes the city, the Palatinate Forest, the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains.

Ettlingen

Tram lines S1/S11 direction "Bad Herrenalb", "Ittersbach" or "Ettlingen"
A 1000 years old town, where remarkable buildings give evidence of the town history from its Roman origins, over Middle Ages, the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque epochs up to the present. Famous for its palace and the festivals that take place here.

Bad Herrenalb

Tram lines S1/S11 direction "Bad Herrenalb"
A spa, nicely situated in the northern part of the Black Forest.

Baden-Baden

Tram lines S4 and S32 from Hauptbahnhof (Central Railway Station) direction "Baden-Baden", "Bühl" or "Achern"
Famous spa and health resort. Enchanting old town, casino, magnificent feudal architecture.

Bruchsal

Tram lines S3/S31/S32 from Hauptbahnhof (Central Railway Station) direction "Odenheim", "MEnzingen" or "Bruchsal"
The castle grounds with the newly renovated starcase by Balthasar Neumann are certainly worth the short trip.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-17.00
Guided tours every hour 10.00-16.00

Heidelberg

May be reached by train
Romantic town on the Neckar river, occupying a magnificent position, dominated by the mighty ruins of the Castle which for five centuries was the residence of the Palatine Prince Electors. Regarded as one of the most beautiful towns in Germany, its intellectual life is stimulated by the University, the oldest in present-day Germany. This combination of castle, river and ancient town set among mountains, forests and vineyards, which enthralled the poets and writers of the Romantic movement, still continues to exert its unchanged charm down to the present day.

Stuttgart

May be reached by train
Stuttgart has been the capital of the Federal Land of Baden-Württemberg since 1952. Nowadays it has 602,000 inhabitants and is best known for being the region's main industrial centre. In particular it is famous for its car manufacturing industry, namely Mercedes Benz and Porsche. Stuttgart is also one of the main sporting cities in Germany.

Freiburg

May be reached by train
Situated in the south of the Black Forest, Freiburg is a popular place to visit in the summer. 30,000 students attend one of the three higher education establishments located here which are best known for their research in science, medicine and technology.

Strasbourg (France)

May be reached by train
Just two hours south of Karlsruhe by train is the French city of Strasbourg. It is the intellectual, cultural and economic capital of Alsace as well as being the seat of the Council of Europe and of the European Parliament. The Cathedral is probably the highlight of a visit to Strasbourg. This gothic style cathedral is known as the "Symbol of Strasbourg" and it is possible to climb to the top of the roof for the best view of the city. The Petite France Quarter is located not far from the city centre itself. You will find covered bridges in the heart of this area and there is a lovely view of the river. Alsace is one of the smallest and richest regions in Europe and it is not only in Strasbourg that you can see such great diversity, but also throughout the whole region.