Location & Arrival

Karlsruhe is in the Upper Rhine Plain between the Rhine and the Black Forest. The streets of the town, the former residence of the Grand Dukes of Baden, spread out from the palace in the shape of a fan. Vast forest areas and parks extend right up to the town centre. Karlsruhe, also called the "seat of justice", is home to the two highest German courts. Many museums, art gallery, theatres, the botanical garden, zoo and sports venues promise an interesting stay. The hostel is on the edge of an extended play and forest area, about a 10-minute walk from the town centre.
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Arriving by public transport
Karlsruhe is an important junction of the Deutsche Bahn railway company, located on the ICE Hamburg-Frankfurt-Basel line. This is where the west-east axis of Karlsruhe-Stuttgart-Munich also begins.
Karlsruhe main station is in the southern town centre, opposite the city park/zoo.
When you leave the station through the main exit, you will find both the taxi stand and tram stops on the newly designed station forecourt. The Tourist Information Office is also on the other side of the square.
The hostel is 2.5 km from Karlsruhe train station.

Please take the number 4 tram line (to Waldstadt) or the number 6 tram line (to Rappenwört/Daxlanden) and get off at the "EUROPAPLATZ" stop.
From there, follow the blue information signs at the bike stands, towards the "Jugendherberge" ("Youth Hoste") into Karlstraße.
At the end of the road turn left and immediately right again through the pedestrian traffic lights, into Seminarstraße.
At the end of this road, turn left again and after 100 m turn right again.

For timetable information, please contact the Deutsche Bahn (German railway company) direct on (01805) 19449

Rail service for DJH members
The Community Travel GmbH offers DJH members discounted RIT tickets for a return journey within Germany - this applies only in conjunction with stays in a hostel. School classes and groups can make use of this offer. You must carry confirmation of your booking with you when travelling.

Our partner can handle your enquiry via the booking hotline +49 4845  79 18 464 or www.anreise-jugendherberge.de. Payment must be made ​​by direct debit. Tickets will be sent by post or online by e-mail. In the event of a cancellation, the ticket may be returned free of charge to the agency up to the first day of travel.

Arriving by car/bus
Directions from Frankfurt via the A5 and Stuttgart via the A8: Take the Karlsruhe-Durlach exit, towards the town centre (Stadtmitte). Keep going straight on towards the castle (Schloss) - the university (Universität) is to the right, then take the next right, go through the castle underpass (subway) and follow the signs for "Jugendherberge" ("Youth Hostel").

Directions from Basel via the A5: Take the Karlsruhe-Süd exit, towards the stadium (Stadion) (7 km), then turn right into Moltkestrasse and continue until you get to the hostel.

Directions from Landau via the A65-B10: Drive as far s the "ZKM" exit, then continue towards the stadium (Stadion) (about 7 km), then turn right into Moltkestrasse and continue until you get to the hostel.

Low emission zone Karlsruhe
From January 1st in 2013, a (green) EURO 4 Sticker is needed to get access to all existing low emission zones in Baden-Wuerttemberg. To avoid problems, please get your sticker before travelling to our Youth Hostel.