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Travel Information

The city of Ettlingen, like other cities in the region act as the “portal” into the world of the Black Forest Natural Park.
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Ettlingen is situated on the outskirts of Karlsruhe, only 10 kilometers away and easily reachable by tram in 20 minutes from Karlsruhe Mainstation. The picturesque old town with its medieval lanes and the nice pedestrian precinct makes up the flair of the city centre. 




5 nearest Airports – Frankfurt, Strasbourg, Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden, Stuttgart, Basel

Karlsruhe is ideally located with 5 international airports around:

Frankfurt Airport

Strasbourg Airport

Baden Airpark (Airport Karlsruhe)

Stuttgart Airport

Basel Airport


Frankfurt Airport or Strasbourg Airport (trains leaving directly from the airport)- Karlsruhe Main Station: approx. 1 hour

Baden Airpark -Karlsruhe Main Station: 1 hour approx. (by bus and train)

Stuttgart Airport (directly from the airport)-Karlsruhe Main Station: approx. 1,5 hours

Basel Airport-Karlsruhe Main Station: approx 2 hours by bus and train


Nearest Railway Station – Karlsruhe Main Station  (Direct connection to TGV)

Regular and direct ICE and TGV connection to Karlsruhe Main Station. Timetable and Booking Information at Deutsche Bahn 


Public transport: city tram Karlsruhe-Ettlingen

Tram-stop next to the venue "Buhlsche Mühle" is "Ettlingen Albgaubad".

From Karlsruhe Main Station (please go outside the Main Station building, from where the trams and busses are leaving)

Take tram S1 (final destination "Bad Herrenalb" or Ettlingen) or S11 (final destination "Ittersbach"), (leaving every 20 minutes, taking approx. 15 minutes ) to Ettlingen Albgaubad.

Important note: please don't take express trams (named "Eilzug"), because they do not stop at "Ettlingen Albgaubad".

From there you can walk to the venue in 10 minutes (see Ettlingen map).

Tickets available at the the ticket-machines at the tram stop or ath the KVV-office outside the main train station builduing on the left side, or directly in the trams.

Chose "single ticket" costing 3,60 € or Day Ticket Cityplus which is valid for one calendar day for up to 5 people, costing 10,90 €.

Important note: To validate you have to stamp the ticket in the tram.

Further information available at Karlsruhe public transport agency KVV

Public transport: city tram Ettlingen - KIT(South)

Tram-stop next to the venue "Buhlsche Mühle" is "Ettlingen Albgaubad".

Take tram S1 (final destination "Hochstetten" or Neureut) or S11 (final destination "Hochstetten"), (leaving every 10 minutes, taking approx. 16 minutes ) to Karlsruhe, Hbf Vorplatz"(Karlsruhe Main Station).

Then Take tram 4 (final destination "Waldstadt") , (leaving every 10 minutes, taking approx. 15 minutes ) to Karlsruhe, Durlacher Tor/KIT-Campus Süd". 

From there you can walk to the "NTI-Hörsaal"(the lecture hall is called NTI), building Number 30.10, in 10 minutes (look here http://www.kit.edu/campusplan/ ).


Travel by car

The venue "Buhlsche Mühle" is also easily reachable by car.

  • Leave the motorway A5 Frankfurt-Basel and take the exit: "Ettlingen/Rüppurr"
  • Take the direction "Ettlingen"
  • stay on "Karlsruher Straße"
  • take the third exit on the third roundabout
  • stay on "Pforzheimer Straße", after approx. 1 km you have reached the venue "Buhlsche Mühle"

A few parking spaces free of charge are direcly on the site of the location or on the parking level of the "Albgaubad" (please leave "Pforzheimer Straße" into the direction "Luisenstraße".


The conference location address is:

Buhlsche Mühle
Tagungszentrum Ettlingen

Pforzheimer Straße 68
76275 Ettlingen



City guides und map of Ettlingen

Guide_From fortress to castle © Copyight: Stadtinformation Ettlingen

Guide_Historical tour © Copyight: Stadtinformation Ettlingen

City map Ettlingen © Copyight: Stadtinformation Ettlingen

For further information about the city of Ettlingen and the region have a look at https://www.ettlingen.de