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Institut für Soziologie
Waldhornstraße 27, Gebäude 01.96, Room 106 (Secretariat)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Soziologie
Tel.: +49 721 608-43384
Fax.:+49 721 608-48847
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Arrival in Karlsruhe
Arrival by Train
Upon arrival at the Karlsruhe Central Train Station, take the main exit out of the station. All of the trams that depart towards the right travel in the direction of the inner city or the university. If you would like to head to the university, take the Line 2 in the direction Wolfartsweier, the Line 3 in the direction Heide or the S4 in the direction Bretten/Gölshausen (or Heilbronn). Get off at stops Kronenplatz, Universität, or Durlacher Tor. More information on local public transportation can be found on the KVV website. The Deutsche Bahn’s timetables can offer more detailed information on arrival by train.
Arrival by Car
From the North-West:
Take the Autobahn A61 until you reach the A5. Continued under “From the North“.
From the North:
Take the Autobahn A5 in the direction Karlsruhe/Basel until you reach the exit Karlsruhe-Durlach, then continue in the direction of Karlsruhe (first exit). Follow the four-lane entrance road until you see a sign indicating "Universität“, then exit to the right.
From the East:
Take the Autobahn A8 in the direction Karlsruhe until you reach the Karlsruher Dreieck, then take the A5 in the direction Frankfurt, exit Karlsruhe-Durlach, and continue as described in "From the North“.
From the South/South-West:
Take the Autobahn A5 in the direction Frankfurt, exit Karlsruhe-Durlach, then continue as described in "From the North“.
If you are arriving by car and would like to enter the campus, please use the Eastern entrance (Haupteinfahrt) and ask for permission to enter at the gate.
Arrival by Plane
More comprehensive information about the Stuttgart Airport can be found here. If arriving here, please see information above on arrival to Karlsruhe by train or car. (There is a shuttle bus from the Stuttgart Airport to the Stuttgart Central Train Station; if you’re looking for a connection, check under Fahrplanauskunft der Deutschen Bahn and use "Stuttgart Flughafen“ as a starting point, or when coming from the central station, "Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof“. Telephone Information: +49-711-948-33-88
More comprehensive information about the Frankfurt Airport can be found here. If arriving here, please see information above on arrival to Karlsruhe by train or car. (Some trains depart directly from the airport; if you’re searching for a connection, check under Fahrplanauskunft der Deutschen Bahn and use “Frankfurt Main Flughafen“ or “Frankfurt Main Hbf” as a starting point.)
More comprehensive information on the Baden Airport can be found here. If arriving here, take the Bus 205 in the direction Merkurwald to the Baden-Baden Central Station (Bahnhof Baden-Baden—length: 30 minutes). From Baden-Baden, take a train to Karlsruhe Central Station (Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof—length: 20 minutes). Refer to the information above under "Arrival by Train“ as to how to reach the university. If you’re searching for a connection, check under Fahrplanauskunft der Deutschen Bahn. If you go by car from the Baden-Baden Airport, use the directions detailed under "From the South/South-West“.