Young yet historic, with its fan-shaped foundation and a diverse cultural life, Karlsruhe is more than just a city of justice and information technology. In the sunniest city in Germany, a cultural scene with countless street festivals and (open-air) concerts has been established. 900 hectors of park and green spaces characterize the image of the city, as much as the top-class architecture of the last three centuries. Its diverse and vibrant gastronomy and club-scene is not least due to the over 40,000 students from nine universities. The good weather and plentiful green will also please the sportsperson: Countless clubs as well as university sports at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) offer students as well as employees a comprehensive range of sports. Additionally, opportunities for further study such as at the KIT’s language center or the range of cooperations between the universities, further enrich study and work.

There is much emphasis on culture and art in Karlsruhe. Aside from the renowned and neighboring ZKM, many museums such as the Staatliche Kunsthalle, the Badische Landesmuseum or the Städtische Galerie await visitors. Diverse art galleries and a young creative scene around the old slaughterhouse serve as great meet-up points after studies.

Living in the “Fan-Shaped” City

Karlsruhe is an attractive living area where the bus, train and tram systems make living in the vicinity possible. Students who register their primary residence will receive a welcome package from the city of Karlsruhe.

Housing facilities for students:
Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe
Studentenwohnheim e. V.
Augustin-Bea-Haus und Reinhold-Schneider-Haus
Evangelische Studentinnenwohnheim
Wohnheim beim Westcampus

The Paritätischen Sozialdienste has been connecting living spaces with students since summer semester 2008 in cooperation with Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe. Instead of paying rent, tenants are asked to help make everyday life easier for the owner. Care services of any form are excluded.

Student Project Rooms
  • Manhattan Bar

The Manhattan Bar is a project space and is supervised by a team of students from the HfG Karlsruhe. Everyone interested is invited to come by and suggest concepts for events or other uses of the project space.

Regularly open: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 5pm
Events on announcement

Amalienstraße 53, 76133 Karlsruhe
Manhattan Bar on Facebook
Manhattan Bar on Instagram


  • ßpace [spɛɪ̯s]

The ßpace is the project space of the independent initiative "Die Anstoß e.V" to promote the free cultural scene in the fields of art and design, architecture and urbanism, music and theater as well as other socially relevant disciplines. The scheme was initiated by students and alumni of the HfG Karlsruhe among others.
Since the end of 2015, weekly club meetings and many projects such as exhibitions, readings, symposia and monthly hang-outs with changing DJs have taken place here.

Fritz-Erler-Straße 7, 76133 Karlsruhe
"Die Anstoß e.V". auf Facebook