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Daiki Saito

"When my company decided to send me to Essen, I took a quick look at the local community and said: Please do!"

Cristina Fernandez

"On InterNations I did not only meet interesting people but I also found a flat near Bochum and settled in quickly. A great platform."

Our Friendly Community of Expatriates in Karlsruhe Welcomes You!

Hallo and welcome to our vibrant community for Karlsruhe expats! If you're looking to relocate to this German city, nestling on the banks of the Rhine, look no further, as our friendly community of InterNations expats has all the answers! As part of a global network spanning some 390 communities, our resource links you up with expats already living their dream life in Karlsruhe, enabling you to ask questions about every aspect of your move, which will be answered from their own personal experience. And for the more practical side of things, our well-researched guide articles serve you with introductions to German healthcare, taxes, and so on.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Dubai or Khobar (Eastern Prov.).

Join Our Exciting Events in Karlsruhe

Attend our monthly events and activities for Karlsruhe expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Karlsruhe Expat Guides

  • Moving to Karlsruhe

    If you’re an expat planning on moving to Karlsruhe, get to know the most relevant information about the city, the climate and also visas for Germany. Due to the proximity with the French border, Karlsruhe has a diverse culture perfect for expats. Find more information in our expat guide.
  • Living in Karlsruhe

    If you’re an expat looking forward to start a new life, Karlsruhe welcomes you! A city recognized for its rich German history, high quality education and excellent transportation are some of the benefits expats experience there. Read more relevant info in our expat guide.
  • Working in Karlsruhe

    Karlsruhe possesses a boosting economy with plenty development and technological innovation ideal for expats seeking on working there. Find more information about Karlsruhe’s local economy, work permits and income taxation in our guide.

Exchange Tips about living in Karlsruhe

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Learn More about Karlsruhe and What It Offers for Expats

Lying at an altitude of between 100m and 320m, Karlsruhe's central point is marked by the palace tower, with 32 streets spanning out from it, hence its nickname of "fan city" or Fächerstadt. Founded in 1715, the city is steeped in history and features many ancient landmarks, such as the Evangelische Stadtkirche (Lutheran church), with the tomb of the city's founder, Margrave Charles III William, lying within. Boasting a buoyant economy, Karlsruhe is further home to Germany's largest oil refinery, one of the largest electricity utility companies (Energie Baden-Württemberg), and a host of high-tech industries. There is an excellent public transport network and modern shopping malls at Kaiserstraße, Karlstraße and Waldstraße.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Abu Dhabi or Jeddah, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Make Friends and Build Your Network in Karlsruhe with InterNations!

By linking up with fellow expats through InterNations, you will quickly find the answers to all your queries about life in Karlsruhe. There's plenty to do, from sight-seeing in the Black Forest, to enjoying the local cuisine — a fusion of German and French fare. We also regularly arrange opportunities for members to meet like-minded expats face-to-face in a safe, secure environment, through InterNations Official Events and smaller, member-organized gatherings based on their own interests.