With its distinctive fan-shaped layout, the host city and co-host of the Annual POLIS Conference 2024, Karlsruhe, is home to the highest courts in Germany and KIT, one of the largest science institutions in Europe. Additionally, Karlsruhe holds the UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts designation and is renowned for the 'Karlsruhe Model,' featuring tram trains.
The city of Karlsruhe offers insights into urban planning strategies and serves as an excellent business, university, and research location. As a frontrunner in mobility, Karlsruhe has much to explore, having pioneered the tram-train system, earned a reputation as one of the most bike-friendly cities, and claimed the title of the car-sharing capital of Germany. Moreover, Karlsruhe boasts a dedicated test area for autonomous driving and possesses strong expertise in digital infrastructure.