It was the first hall in Europe to be built with a self-supporting suspended roof made of prestressed concrete. Inaugurated on 29 August 1953, it offers 2575 square metres of space in its column-free oval for your congresses, concerts, presentations and exhibitions.

Sound absorbing curtains and acoustic skies allow you to enjoy the best sound quality for classical, pop and spoken word.

The direct connection to the Garden Hall allows you to combine exhibition halls with a total of 10,500 sqm.

Arrival & Parking

By car

Address for navigation device: Festplatz, 76137 Karlsruhe

From the A5/A8 motorway:

On the A 8 from Stuttgart follow the A 5 in the direction of "Frankfurt", at exit no. 45 "Karlsruhe-Mitte" leave the A 5 and follow the signs "Karlsruhe" on the B 10. At exit no. 2, leave the B 10 in the direction of "Stadtmitte/Zentrum" and follow the signs for "Kongresszentrum".

Your input for the navigation system: "Karlsruhe/Kongresszentrum/Festplatz 9".

From the A65 motorway:

The A 65 merges into the B 10. At exit no. 2, leave the B 10 in the direction of "Kongresszentrum" and follow the signs to "Kongresszentrum".

Your input for the navigation system: "Karlsruhe/Kongresszentrum/Festplatz 9".

Parking at the Congress Centre

The Congress Centre includes the public underground car park "Kongresszentrum" with 1,000 parking spaces.

The underground car park has three green marked e-charging station parking spaces on parking deck C. Here you can charge your electric vehicle (with type 2 plug) free of charge. Please note: The ceiling height is 1.90 metres.

You will find further parking facilities at the main station or in the surrounding multi-storey car parks in the city centre.

By train

Karlsruhe is a hub for ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio connections and lies directly on the ICE route from Hamburg via Frankfurt to Basel. The west-east axis from Karlsruhe via Stuttgart to Munich also starts here. From Paris, you can reach Karlsruhe in just 3 hours by TGV.

With public transport

From the main station, take bus 10 (direction Marktplatz) to the bus stop Kongresszentrum.

For more information on departure times and prices, please contact the Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV).