Hotels in Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe, the third largest city in Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart and Mannheidel, is known as the 'City of the law' because it hosts the seat of the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) and the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht). Besides being known as the 'City of law', Karlsruhe is also known as Fächerstadt, i.e. fan-shaped city. This is because the plant of this small town resembles a fan (some say the sun): at the centre there is the castle with the tower and from here branch off the streets.

The castle is situated near the main square, the Marktplatz, which has a central pyramid placed on the grave of Karl-Wilhelm, founder of the city. Two other castles are major tourist attractions. The castle of Karlsruhe, in Baroque style within which there is the Museum of Baden, surrounded by a park with a botanical garden, and the castle Gottesaue, Renaissance style, located in Oststadt (eastern town) site of a major music school (Musikhochschule).

On the city's central square there is the Town Hall (Rathaus), a church by the architect Friedrich Weinbrenner and the aforementioned pyramid.

Other landmarks are the Staatliche Kunsthalle, the art gallery, the Badische Staatstheater (National Theater of Baden). Do not miss the museums, including the regional museum of the Grand Duchy of Baden in the castle of Karlsruhe and the State Museum of Natural History (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde) the most important of Germany.

Further info about Karlsruhe

In Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre are annually held around thirty events, including Hogaka, international exhibition of food service and hospitality industry, Resale (10,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors), exhibition of industrial equipment, maintenance and telecommunications.

Karlsruhe is a city where life is very pleasant, both for the large amount of green spaces, and because it is a living city, with bars, restaurants and shops. The shopping streets are the Kaiserstrasse, the longest of Baden, with modern facilities such as 'Postgalerie' in Europaplatz square, the pedestrian area in close vicinity to Kaiserstraße; Durlach district, the oldest of the city. Near Karlsruhe there is Ettlingen, within easy reach by public transport, very elegant center with exclusive shops.

From a cultural point of view, Karlsruhe is very active. It is home to the interactive center for art and media culture (ZKM), an incredible place blending all genres, visual arts, music, communication, technology, with fun interactive installations.

The hotels’ offer in Karlsruhe is very wide and varied to suit different needs and budgets.

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Karlsruhe - 71 Hotels

25 3 star hotels, 12 Apartments...

3 star hotelHotel Elite

Hotel Elite

Sachsenstr. 17-19, Karlsruhe

Hotel Elite enjoys a central yet quiet location in Karlsruhe and is well served by public transport and near the highways. The friendly staff is happy to provide any tourist information and suggest one of the best...

3 star hotelBarbarossa


Luisenstrasse 36-38, Karlsruhe

A short distance from the centre of Karlsruhe and a few minutes walk from the train station and the exhibition grounds, you'll find Hotel Barbarossa. It offers easy access to the tram stop and and metro...

4 star hotelNovotel Karlsruhe City

Novotel Karlsruhe City

Festplatz 2, Karlsruhe

The Novotel City is centrally located in Karlsruhe, just a short walk from the train station S-Bahn of Kongresszentrum. The surrounding area is full of shops, nightclubs and restaurants and major attractions are...

3 star hotelHotel Blankenburg

Hotel Blankenburg

Kriegsstr. 90, Karlsruhe

The Hotel Blankenburg is situated in the heart of Karlsruhe, a short distance from the main attractions of the city including the Badisches Staatstheater, within 5 minutes walking distance. The hotel is located 3...

4 star hotelKaiserhof


Karl-Friedrich-Str. 12, Karlsruhe

The Kaiserhof hotel enjoys an excellent central location in Karlsruhe, in the beautiful market square, a short distance from St. Stephen Church, the Botanic Gardens and the Palace of Karlsruhe. In 2 minutes walk...

3 star hotelHotel Aviva

Hotel Aviva

Ohiostraße 15, Karlsruhe

Hotel Aviva boasts a superb central location surrounded by greenery, in the picturesque zoo WildPark. The property is located just 5 minutes from the city centre and provides direct links with the station.

3 star hotelStar Inn Hotel Karlsruhe

Star Inn Hotel Karlsruhe

Siemensallee 86, Karlsruhe

The Star Inn Hotel Karlsruhe is situated near the old town of Karlsruhe, right next to the Siemens Industrial Park. The metro-Knielingen Siemensallee is a few steps away.

3 star hotelALFA Hotel (Superior)

ALFA Hotel (Superior)

Buergerstrasse 4, Karlsruhe

The ALFA Hotel boasts an excellent location in the pedestrian zone in the centre of Karlsruhe, next to the famous Ludwigsplatz. From here you can comfortably reach the Castle of Karlsruhe and the park of the city.

3 star hotelibis Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof

ibis Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof

Poststr. 1, Karlsruhe

The Ibis Hotel Karlsruhe City is located close to the central station and the zoo, only 2 km away from the historical centre of Karlsruhe. The Ibis occupies an old restored building, of historical and cultural...

4 star hotelHotel Santo

Hotel Santo

Karlstr. 67-69, Karlsruhe

The Hotel Santo is located in the heart of the city of Karlsruhe, near the ZKM center, the central station and the Europahalle. This hotel allows easy access to the city convention center and it features a spa and...