Our campus is the heart of student life and teaching. This is also where our academics work and research. Though all departments and facilities are located in close proximity to each other, they are all accommodated in spacious premises, some of them even in historic buildings.

Hungry and thirsty?

The  Mensa Moltke is located directly opposite the university. There, the staff of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe provide sustenance for students and pupils of all surrounding higher education institutions and several schools. Snacks and drinks are also available in our Cafeteria in Building 2.

 For the latest information on opening hours and services, please visit the Studierendenwerk website. You can also visit the cafeteria and small student canteen of the  Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Karlsruhe, HKA) in Moltkestraße 30.

From the main campus at Bismarckstraße 10 it is just a short walk to the city centre or Karlsruhe Palace with its spacious parks and botanical garden. The increasing number of students made it necessary to relocate some of the university' s facilities and departments to buildings in the vicinity of the main campus.

The President's Office and the University Administration as well as the University Library, the Cafeteria, the Mensa and most of the institutes of both faculties are located in buildings 1 to 3 on the campus at Bismarckstraße 10.

The Departments of Psychology and Islamic Theology and Religious Education and the Department of Trans-disciplinary Social Sciences, Political Science, Economics and its Didactics and Psychology are situated in building 4 at Erzbergerstraße 119.

Building 5 at Kreuzstraße 11 accommodates parts of the University Administration as well as the Centre for Teaching Practice, and building 6 at Ahaweg 6 to 8 is home to the Department of Arts.

The Learning Garden: Ecology and Teaching

Our Learning Garden is renowned even well beyond the city's boundaries . On an area of 9000 square metres, students from our university practise sustainable gardening and learn in a hands-on manner how school and learning gardens can be designed. The Learning Garden is open to visitors.

We do our utmost to make studying with a child or other family responsibilities as easy as possible and to create the best possible conditions for reconciling family obligations and work and/or studies. The Department of Equal Opportunity and Social Diversity and the Equal Opportunity Commissioner will be pleased to assist you with counselling. All other  service facilities will be equally happy to provide you with advice and support. Our campus is accessible to people with disabilities, and if you are bringing a child, you will always find baby-changing facilities nearby.

Living and studying in Karlsruhe

People with diverse cultural and religious backgrounds study and work together at our university, enriching life on our cosmopolitan campus. International cooperation partners and visiting students foster diversity and facilitate intercultural exchange. Friendships develop across borders.

Where many people meet and learn, teach and work together, also many talents and passions come together. This is why music is not only a subject in our degree programmes in Teacher Education, but is also actively practised in our Big Band, which is renowned beyond the borders of Karlsruhe, and the Combo. Very popular with our students is the university sports programme, which is organised by the student body representatives.

With its 43,000 students, the fan-shaped city of Karlsruhe (in German language) has a rich and multifaceted landscape to offer when it comes to entertainment, pubs and clubs. There is a wide range of cultural and sporting activities on offer, and shopping enthusiasts also get their money's worth. The city's location on the River Rhine, on the edge of the Black Forest and in the immediate vicinity of the French Alsace region offers plenty of variety and almost unlimited opportunities for leisure activities.

Coming to Karlsruhe

... by train

Karlsruhe is easily accessible by train. The ICE route Hamburg - Frankfurt - Basel and the east-west connection Karlsruhe - Stuttgart - Munich meet here. For exact departure and arrival times, please check the Deutsche Bahn AG timetable information. Our   GreenMobility page will also help you plan your journey to Karlsruhe.

The cheapest means of transport within the city is the KVV (Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund) tram. While the inner-city lines connect all important places in the city, the urban railway lines (S-Bahn) take you as far as to the Black Forest, the Palatinate, Alsace and the Hohenlohe region.

From the "Europaplatz" stop, the Bismarckstraße campus is just a short walk. If you prefer it a little quieter when getting off, just travel to the "Kunstakademie / Hochschule" stop and walk in about 4 minutes in eastern direction to the campus. Three stops later, at the "Duale Hochschule", you will arrive at the building 4 at Erzbergerstraße.

As an alternative, you can rent a bicycle at the main station or one of the numerous electric kick scooters from various providers that are scattered around the city.

... by car

Parking your car next to the university campuses is difficult due to the limited space available. We have a car park for employees with access control. Moreover, there are paid parking spaces along Bismarckstraße and Moltkestraße. Free parking is available within a 5 to 10 minute walk along the two major roads leading north - Reinhold-Frank-Straße (at the corner of Moltkestraße) and Willy-Brandt-Allee (at the corner of Moltkestraße) - as well as along the Willy-Andreas-Allee.

... by plane

The nearest airports are Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB), Frankfurt on the Main (FFM), Hahn (HHN), Stuttgart (STR) and Strasbourg (SXB). From these airports, you can take the bus or train to Karlsruhe.  

Accomodation for overnight stays

In the immediate vicinity of the university, there are the Berliner Hof and the Hotel Kübler. Next door, the DJH Youth Hostel offers reasonably priced accommodation.

For further overnight lodgings, please see the portal "Karlsruhe erleben" or contact the tourist information office at +49 721 602997-580.

First Aid and Safety

There are a number of trained first aiders at the university. These people can be called in to help in the event of a medical emergency and will be on site quickly to provide first aid. If in doubt, in addition to calling a first aider, be sure to call the emergency medical services or ambulance by dialing (0)112. 

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AEDs on campus

There is an automated external defibrillator (AED) in each building of the university for first aid in case of heart problems. The devices are designed in such a way that they can be easily used by untrained persons. 

Building 1:    Ground floor in front of the sanitary room.
Building 2:    Ground floor, entrance hall 2.A050 next to the accessible toilet.
Building 3:    First floor, diagonally opposite the student help desk.
Building 4:    Entrance area, opposite the balcony
Building 5:    Ground floor, entrance hall

Fire response instructions

Before a possible fire or danger alarm, make yourself familiar with the necessary measures and memorize the escape routes and emergency exits. These are signposted in all buildings.

In case of danger, a siren will sound or a loud shouting alarm is given. Keep calm and do not make any more phone calls! Do not call the switchboard (telephone centre)! Switch off any devices that are connected to the mains.Leave the room and use the designated escape routes and emergency exits. Warn people in neighbouring rooms (this also applies to the lavatories located on the respective floor). In case of fire, instructions will be issued by the responsible persons (e.g. President's Office, fire protection assistants). Once the fire brigade arrives, their instructions must be followed.

When a fire is detected: Keep calm! Avoid inconsiderate actions, do not panic! The first and most important measure is to close the doors to the fire area. Rescue of people takes precedence over fire-fighting: Clear the immediate danger zone, close all accessible doors and windows. Burning people must be prevented from running away; they need to be wrapped in jackets, fire blankets or similar and rolled on the floor to extinguish the fire.

Occupational safety and fire protection

All members and employees of the University of Education Karlsruhe are obliged to comply with the applying fire safety regulations, to support all measures serving fire protection and to contribute to the prevention of fires by means of greatest caution. The university management as well as the management of the faculties are responsible for implementing effective fire protection measures. In their respective areas of responsibility, they arrange for all necessary measures to be taken and supervise their implementation.

Information is available in German language only.

Last updated: 16.01.2024
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