Attractions and Living in Karlsruhe

Relocating to Karlsruhe - Germany’s answer to SiliconValley or a sleepy town?


Karlsruhe’s reputation is one that lingersaround boredom and lack of excitement but shines when it comes to beauty. Itgoes without saying, that places like Frankfurt and Stuttgart take away a bitof the spotlight that Karlsruhe deserves.


With this list of locations, you too will see Karlsruhe in a whole new light:


Watch this video and experience the beauty Karlsruhe has to offer.


Karlsruhe is a place for everybody. In addition to being home to a variety of renowned universities, Karlsruhe has numerous research facilities as well as high tech companies. Known as the internet capital of Germany, this delightful city is a combination of innovation, history and beauty.


And because no home is truly a home without your personal touch, focus on finding the right unfurnished apartment in the right neighborhood.  Use a reputable furniture rental service to take care of this important aspect of settling into your new home.




Places like France, Mannheim, the Black Forest and Stuttgart are pretty much in Karlsruhe's backyard. Vacationing has never been so easy. With less than an hour's drive to each of these places, you'll be able to experience new and exciting locations in an instant.


For those  who like to venture out in the night and take in the entertainment aspect of the new city they call home, there are clubs and pubs galore. Though these spots aren't as abundant as those in cities like Frankfurt, there is indeed a wide selection to choose from. Whatever your taste in music you'll find something that gets your feet tapping to the tunes.


Avoid being one of the unfortunate expats who found themselves getting stuck in the wrong neighborhood simply because they found an affordable furnished home.  Wouldn’t you rather base your new quarters on its surroundings, rather than its contents?  

Once you’ve settled in, make time to explore Karlsruhe (Germany’s “fan city”) and all it has to offer.  Here are just a few ideas:

·     Karlsruhe Palace: Erected in75, it lies at the heart of beautiful Karlsruhe.


·     Botanical Gardens: Home to40,000 different plants from all over the world.  Perfect for picnics,reading, or just exploring its newest Greenhouses.

·     Market Square and the Pyramid:  Full of history, this architectural beauty provides hours of true sightseeing.

·     Zoological City Gardens:Part zoo, part themed-gardens.  Plants and animal lovers alike will truly enjoy this spot!


Do you have other suggestions for your fellow expats?  Join the conversation!


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Affordable Apartment Living in and Near Munich

Renting an apartment in Munich can be far more difficult than renting in other German cities and towns due to high demand and low availability.  


How much can you expect to pay for rent?

If you're planning on living in the heart of Munich you can expect to pay anywhere from 2 to 6 euros per sqm for an apartment. 




The price of:

a 30 square meter, studio apartment ranges from 300 to 500 euros.

a 50 square meter, bedroom apartment ranges from 600 to 900 euros.

a 00 square meter, 3 bedroom apartment ranges from ,200 to 2,000 euros.


Check out surrounding areas

There are numerous beautiful cities surrounding Munich that you may like to consider when relocating and trying tostay within your budget.

·     Neuperlach

·     Haar

·     Trudering

·     Harlaching

·     Forstenried

·     Obermenzing




·     Pasing


Not living in the city center doesn't mean that you won't have reliable public transportation or be within close proximity to restaurants, cafes and other amenities.  These cities contain very nice neighborhoods where it's easy to feel comfortable and at home. 

Another way to ease the financial burden of moving is to keep an eye on unexpected costs, including heating, which isn’t included in your electric bill, snow removal in the winter, and lawn maintenance if you live in a house.


Check out our other articles about Munich and its nearby attractions.  And don’t forget to plan for Oktoberfest!


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