The most important sights in Karlsruhe are:
- Karlsruhe Palace (Karlsruher Schloss) - Palace of the Margrave of Baden-Durlach, erected in 1715
- Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) - Supreme constitutional court for the Federal Republic of Germany, established by the German Basic Law (Grundgesetz)
- ZKM Center for Art and Media (ZKM) - Museum of new media and contemporary art, including a Zuse 22 computer built in 1957
- State Art Gallery Karlsruhe (Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe) - Art museum displaying a collection covering the 14th to 20th century
Please have also a look at the official guide for tourists in Karlsruhe that is provided by the Karlsruhe Tourist Information.
Important sights close to Karlsruhe are:
- Alsace and Strasbourg (Elsass und Strassburg) - French region of Alsace and the city of Strasbourg, which is the official seat of the European parliament and classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO (40 min by train from Karlsruhe)
- Heidelberg (Heidelberg) - The city of Heidelberg, which is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic cityscape, the Heidelberg Castle, and the baroque style Old Town, is located about 50km north of Karlsruhe (45min by train)
The conference venue AkademieHotel Karlsruhe may be reached from the city center and the railway station using the line S1 with the directions Ettlingen and Bad Herrenalb or the line S11 with the direction Ittersbach. Please exit at stop Schloss Rüppurr.