Karlsruhe, situated in the Rhine Valley between the mountains of the Palatinate, the Vosges, and the Black Forest, is one of Germany’s youngest, brightest, and busiest cities. Liberality and hospitality are characteristic of the regions inhabitants and just like the founders of the city, so can you venture into the lively city in search of excitement and intrigue. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best rental car Karlsruhe has to offer so you can take full advantage of this lively city. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website, and provide you with the best deals on a car rental Karlsruhe to make your money go further on a rental car specific to your vacation needs.
Karlsruhe, literally translated to Karl's rest, was established as a town in 1715 by Margrave Karl Wilhelm of Baden. He used it as a place to escape his wife and spend time with mistresses. Although its origins were for unsavory reasons, the town quickly established itself as a bastion for commerce, laissez-faire, and intellectual progress. This legacy was upheld throughout the years, and with the establishment of the Karlsruhe University in 1825, the city's progressive attitude was firmly cemented in its existence. During WWII, the city was reduced to a heap of rubble however, efforts to rebuild the city were a massive success, and it retained its free spirit.
Karlsruhe, often considered to be a green city, has one quarter of its land area covered by greenery and the woodland infiltrates just as deep into the city as the Zoological Gardens. The expansive urban landscape is chock full of wide-ranging, prudently cultivated parks, which contain majestic old trees and stunning gardens. The Zoological Gardens count among the most famous and well-liked attractions of the city and you will find the Karlsruhe Zoo alongside extensive municipal gardens.
Karlsruhe’s museums rank among the best in the world. The city is a center for technology and art, and as such offers a myriad of opportunities for visitors to immerse themselves in contemporary exhibitions. The Center for Art and Media, the most famous of Karlsruhe’s museums, organizes thematic events and special exhibitions, undertakes research projects, and offers educational programs to the public.
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A HAPPYCAR rental car will give you the freedom to explore the city and its many attractions at your own leisure. The city, world renowned for being a center for arts and technology, is also home to some impressive sports events. The Wildpark Stadium, Karlsruher SC's home ground, lies at the heart of the Hardt Forest. When the stadium hosts games, the palpable atmosphere is exciting and electrifying. The Festplatz, a wide open space of some 10,000 square meters, houses the Congress and Exhibition Center. These are famous around the world for hosting some of the most exciting and progressive congresses, fairs, concerts, and open-air events in the world.
Karlsruhe enjoys an advantageous location along the western border of Germany, north of Baden-Baden and south of Frankfurt. About a half hour drive north with your rental car you can visit the city of Heidelberg; touted as the most beautiful and romantic city in Germany, Heidelberg enjoys an almost Mediterranean climate year round. The stunning landscape, beautiful Neckar River, and world-famous Heidelberg Castle attract millions of visitors each year.
Baden-Baden, a nineteenth-century spa town to the south of Karlsruhe, provides the perfect base for your adventures into the Black Forest. The area offers spectacular hiking trips, magnificent scenery, tantalizing pastries, ornately hand-crafted wood products, and an enchanting atmosphere straight out of a Brother’s Grimm tale.
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