Aerial view of Karlsruhe
Palace of Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, founded 1715 as the capital of the German dukedom Baden, lies
in the south west of Germany. Situated between the banks of Germany's most
famous river, the Rhine, and the northern foothills of the beautiful Black
Forest, Karlsruhe enjoys a mild and pleasant climate. Other important
cities of the French-German cultural area, like Heidelberg and Strasbourg
(France), are easily reachable within an hour.
Marketplace with the famous pyramid
Being built from scratch for Margrave Karl-Wilhelm, Karlsruhe was
designed to express the sovereigns attitude. From the very start, Karlsruhe
was conceived as a city without walls, open for friends and guests. Its
principal layout - radial in shape, similar to a fan - focuses the city on
the palace and surrounds the city-heart with gardens and forests.
University of Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe has more than 250.000 citizens. Its Technical University (founded
1825) is renowned as being one of the leading technical universities in
Germany. The Federal Supreme Court and the Federal Constitutional Court
make Karlsruhe the center of the German administration of justice. Various
other scientific and cultural institutions emphasize the city's role as
place for intellectual exchange.
Federal Supreme Court
More information about Karlsruhe and the surroundings can be found at the
Karlsruhe. There is also a map of Karlsruhe available.
The nearest airport is Frankfurt Airport (FRA), approximately 140 km (~85 miles) north of
Karlsruhe. An hourly train directly connects
the airport to the city of Karlsruhe (journey time: 1 hour, fare: 25-30$).
The train station (called Fernbahnhof) is located
inside the airport building. All connections below
are direct connections, so no train change is needed.
Please note that Frankfurt Airport has two railway stations which are both directly
connected to Terminal 1: One for regional trains, which basically means the connection to downtown Frankfurt. And one
for long-distance trains (the Fernbahnhof) where the trains to Karlsruhe depart. This station is
located at the AIRail Terminal, right next to Terminal 1. Trains arrive
at and depart from platforms 4 to 7. If you happen to arrive in Terminal 2 you will find the so-called
Sky Line monorail that will take you to Terminal 1.
The current timetables for trains from station "Frankfurt a. M. -
Flughafen Fernverkehrbahnhof" to station "Karlsruhe - Hauptbahnhof"
can be found here. If you need
more detailed information about travelling by train in Germany, you
can also visit the page of "Deutsche Bahn AG".
There are also Tips For Visiting Karlsruhe Inexpensively
From North America available.
The conference takes place at the campus of the
University of Karlsruhe which is located directly in
the city center. The map shows
the location of the campus and all conference
hotels. The campus can be reached from all hotels
easily by tram within at most 10 minutes. The detailed map of the campus shows
the main conference venue, the University of
Karlsruhe's brand new lecture auditorium, and all other
important locations including nearby tram stops.
SIGCOMM has arranged special room rates with several hotels. The deadline
for room registration depends on the hotel and ranges between June 24 and
July 12. Please book rooms via email or phone using the group name
"ACM SIGCOMM 2003 / University of Karlsruhe". All prices below
include VAT, taxes and service. A map with all hotels is available here.
Dorint Kongress-Hotel Karlsruhe
Phone: +49 721 / 35 26-0
Fax: +49 721 / 35 26-100
The following rates are valid through July 12:
SR 99,- Euro
DR 99,- Euro
In 246 rooms and suites the hotel is welcoming you with bright and warm
colour combinations and a friendly atmosphere. Our rooms are fully
equipped with air-condition, ISDN telephone, modem-connection,
internet-access, mini-bar, electric room-safe, bath / shower, WC,
cosmetic-mirror, hair dryer and air-conditioning. A la carte restaurant "Majolika", Restaurant "La Brasserie", Newsbar, Beerbar "ANNO 1516". A modern conference area, which can be extended nearly arbitrarily through the direct connection to the Fair- and Congress centre (KMK). 320 qm Fitness & Wellness area.
Phone: +49 721 / 37 17-0
Fax: +49 721 / 37 17 333
The following rates are valid through July 31:
SR 105,- Euro
DR 105,- Euro
Breakfast 15,- Euro
The hotel is located in the city centre, within a 5-minute walk to one of
the largest convention centres in Germany, the Kongresszentrum. The hotel's
215 elegantly furnished rooms provide service of the highest international
standards, as well as acclaimed catering and meeting facilities.
Ettlinger Straße 23
Phone: +49 721 / 37 27-0
Fax: +49 721 / 37 27 - 170
The following rates are valid through July 12:
SR 80,- Euro
DR 106,- Euro
Breakfast 14,- Euro
The Queens hotel offers 147 comfortable single and double rooms that are
all fitted out with bath/WC, mini-bar, self dial telephone, cable TV, pay
TV, radio, hair dryer and a shaving mirror. On request, we will supply you
with non-smokers' rooms. In the neighbouring underground garage there are
350 parking spaces available to our guests at special rates. The hotel's
own bicycles are at the disposal of our guests, free of charge. Elio's Bar
is a popular point in Karlsruhe, attracting not only hotel guests.
Phone: +49 721 / 38 32-0
Fax: +49 721 / 38 32-333
The following rates are valid through July 10:
SR 85,- Euro
DR 110,- Euro
The Schlosshotel Karlsruhe has 96 comfortable rooms. All rooms with
bath/shower, WC, TV, telephone, ISDN, modem access and minibar. There are
two restaurants, Zum Grossherzog, which is open daily and serves fine
cuisine, and the Schwarzwaldstube, which serves typical Baden cuisine and
is open daily. The appropriate atmosphere for any occasion.
Hotel Residenz Ringhotel Karlsruhe
Bahnhofplatz 14 - 16
Phone: +49 721 / 37 15-0
Fax: +49 721 / 37 15-113
The following rates are valid through July 6:
SR 80,- Euro
DR 90,- Euro
This is a family run 4 star hotel. All our rooms are equipped with shower
or bathtub/WC, colour TV, minibar, radio and some with hairdryer. Parking
spaces are available for our guests. Restaurant "Ketterer" offers regional
and international cuisine. Bistro "Unter den Arkden" has it's own patio and
our hotelbar "le Petit" is open all year.
If you are a student and really want to keep costs down, consider
staying at the
Karlsruhe Youth Hostel (JH Karlsruhe, Moltkestr 24, 76187 Karlsruhe,
Fax +49 721/27647). It charges under $30 per night.
The currency in Germany is called "Euro" and is abbreviated with the symbol
"€". One Euro is divided into 100 Euro-Cent. The international
currency symbol is "EUR". The exchange rate as of May 26, 2003 is:
A currency converter can be found here.