Karlsruhe is a medium sized city in the state Baden-Württemberg. You can get to Karlsruhe by plane, train or car.
Please let us know as soon as possible when exactly you will arrive in Karlsruhe, so that we can arrange your accommodation and organize someone of our IAESTE staff to pick you up. This person will take you to your accommodation and answer your questions.
Please remember to bring a valid passport and a valid visa (for non-EU-citizens)!!!
There are several airports near Karlsruhe that we recommend as a destination airport.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) (train to Karlsruhe: 1h)
Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) (bus transfer to Karlsruhe: 0,5h)
Stuttgart Airport (STR) (train to Karlsruhe: 1,5h)
We are pleased to help you with the planning of your onward journey from the airport to Karlsruhe. You can look for appropriate connections on the pages of the Deutsche Bahn.
Because of Karlsruhe's connection to the international high-speed rail network, it is in some cases possible to travel to Karlsruhe by train. You can look for suitable connections at the pages of the European Railways or the Deutsche Bahn.
Karlsruhe is connected to the German highway network. Europe-wide route suggestions are available here. We do not recommend travelling by car as there are relatively few parking lots in Karlsruhe. Besides a car is not necessary in everyday life in Karlsruhe because everything can be reached by foot, tram or bike.
If you inform us in time about your arrival, we will arrange accommodation for you. We search for low-cost, furnished rooms and rent them for the period of your internship. The rooms are equipped at least with a bed, a cupboard/shelf, a table and a chair. In addition there will be an access to a kitchen and to a shower/WC. In most rooms there will be an Internet connection, but we cannot always guarantee for that.
Your rent will be 250 per month. The rent will be taken directly from your internship salary, so that you do not need to worry about the lodging issues. In addition, we will collect a deposit of 100 from you at your arrival. You will get it back at the end of your stay, if you leave your room without having damaged anything.
Bed linen and towels must be brought along!
During the first days a mentor will help you with all your questions and show you the city center of Karlsruhe. You will find out where you can buy all the everyday stuff and what you can do in Karlsruhe in the evenings. Additionally we assist you in getting a mobile and /or a German SIM card (prepaid) for your mobile phone so that you can call us and the other trainees at low costs. Your mentor will also bring you to your working place on your first working day. Soon you will also get to know the other members of the Local Committee and the other trainees.
Passport and if necessary a schengen-visa (Tip: Make some copys of them!)
Warm and rainproof clothes! Even in summer, the weather in Karlsruhe can be quite cold sometimes.
International student identity card (www.isic.org)
Sleeping bag (more convenient for weekend trips) or bed linen, towles
Money for your expenses during the first month (about 500 ), e.g. security deposit, first rent and suplies
Any personal requirements
Some passport photographs (around 4)
Please DO NOT FORGET to contact us regarding your arrival date and time!
Your very best mood!