Life in Karlsruhe
Needless to say, you aren't coming to Karlsruhe only to study. You might also like to get acquainted with the German culture and language as well as see what life in Karlsruhe looks like.
On the following pages, hints and tips about practical questions, cultural and leisure activities and a lot of other worthwhile facts for life in Karlsruhe can be found.
Of course, you can contact the International Students' Office with your specific questions and Problems.
The German language:
The german cultur and the german life
Holidays and celebrations
Germany celebrates many of the traditional Christian holidays, including Christmas and Easter. German Unification Day on October 3 marks the reuniting of East and West Germany and is the only federal holiday.
As an international student you get the Studi-Card for free for one semester. In order to get the free Studi-Card, you need to go to the KVV office. The Studi-Card is valid for one semester and enables you to use public transportation such as tram, bus and city train and regional trains in the Karlsruhe. Please contact the International Office for more information. You need your enrollment certification and your passport.
Middle Upper Rhine Region
Traveling in Europe
Within the European Union there is freedom of travel: most member countries of the EU are part of the "Schengen area", in which border controls are gone