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Karlsruhe: Welcome

The north

 View of Knielingen (picture: Bürgerverein Knielingen (Knielingen Citizen's Association))


Knielingen is the oldest officially-documented of Karls­ru­he's districts. With its 2064 ha. area Knielingen has the second-largest boundaries among the districts. Largely spared from war-related damage, the district became an important industrial zone. Large companies such as Siemens and the mineral oil refinery MIRO charac­te­rise the new face of the district. For its appro­xi­ma­tely 9000 inhabi­tants, Knielingen offers appealin­gly small-scale housing areas in quiet surroun­dings as well as high social integra­tion in its segments Alt-Knielingen (Old Knielin­gen) and Neu-Knielingen (New Knielin­gen).

 Neureut Street Festival


The formerly indepen­dent rural community is located in the north of the city. It offers both village and modern charac­te­ri­stics. Public and private service facilities underline the district's role as a central location in the north of the city. Its strengths are its attractive residen­tial areas and vibrant community associa­tion life. Neureut can look back on a steady develop­ment in its infra­struc­ture and population. Today more than 16,700 people live in this area. The tram provides a fast connection between Neureut and the city centre.



The Nordstadt is Karls­ru­he's youngest district. The inhabi­tants of the Nordstadt appreciate the many green spaces and forest areas, the calm surroun­dings of this residen­tial area and its proximity to the centre. Here, the inhabi­tants of classic blocks of flats, terraced houses, detached houses and semi-detached houses are surrounded by green space in which to feel comfor­ta­ble and well. During the short time of this district's existence, its inhabi­tants have contri­bu­ted to the design of its environ­ment. The Nordstadt also contains a part of the nature reserve "Alter Flugplatz" (old airport).

 Westuniversität (University West)


The Nordwest­stadt was created in 1975 by the merger of different settlement areas in Weststadt and Mühlburg. This is a very open and calm place to live. For the most part detached houses, but also a few blocks of flats, line generally broad, lightly-used roads with no through traffic. The sports clubs and the Reitin­sti­tut of the Egon-von-Neindorff-Stiftung (horse riding institute of the Egon-von-Neindorff Founda­tion) offer attractive and varied sports activities. The city centre can be reached quickly and easily by car, bike, bus or tram.

 Waldstadt centre (picture: Paul Schweiger)


The district was founded between 1950 and 1960 in the north-east of the fan-shaped city, at the centre of the Hardtwald. The Waldstadt is a homoge­neous district with around 12,000 inhabi­tants. They enjoy life on the outskirts of the city, the proximity to the Hardtwald and the good trans­por­ta­tion connec­ti­ons to the city centre. The "Waldlage" area is generously propor­tio­ned and surrounded by the forest while the "Feldlage" area originated in the open fields. During the planning phase, close attention was paid to ensuring that very little through traffic was possible. This makes the area very pleasant with little traffic as well as plenty of green space and forest area.