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.
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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 420 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.
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.