Karlsruhe Region

As a member, the Karlsruhe Region consists of three partners from Karlsruhe, namely the Karlsruhe Transport Association (KVV), the City of Karlsruhe (Stadt Karlsruhe) and the Regional Planning Association Middle Upper Rhine (Regionalverband Mittlerer Oberrhein).

Located in the south of Germany at the intersection of two European transport corridors, Karlsruhe Region faces opportunities and challenges in the field of transport in all its facets. The region is home to world-renowned research and development institutions, companies and highly ambitious local authorities, which form the basis for a functioning mobility culture. The region is therefore also known as the cradle of mobility, e.g. through the ´Karlsruhe Model`, the tram-train-system which connects the city centre with the surrounding of Karlsruhe.

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.

Karlruhe is involved in multiple European projects, such as Regiomove, RegioKArgo TramTrain, Horizon project URBANE, and IURC project Karlsruhe Nagpur.

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