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Karlsruhe is one of the cities where the residents are happier and more satisfied than in other cities. Entrepreneurs and business leaders regularly give”their” city top marks for infrastructure and business-friendly policies and even professionals find the best living and work conditions in Karlsruhe. Current city comparisons show again and again: Karlsruhe occupies one of the top places in the rankings of the largest German cities. Here are 10 reasons to live and work in Karlsruhe:

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2600 km² area for ideas. The TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe is world renowned. And if you have a good idea yourself, several business incubators will help to turn it into a sustainable existence.

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We invented the wheel, at least its precursor, the dandy horse. The inventor, Karl Drais – a son of Karlsruhe – is honoured with more than 100 km of cycling paths within the city. We belong to the ten most attractive bicycle cities in Germany.

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Do you like to jog in your spare time? Then you are in the right place in Karlsruhe; Germany’s runner city no. 1 (Runners World 2010). 60 percent of the city area is greenery or parks. You’d rather swim? Then you have over 20 lakes to choose from in the district of Karlsruhe.

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Karlsruhe residents are cosmopolitan. Over 25 years ago, we made the first e-mail correspondence possible between Germany and the United States. In Europe’s largest software cluster, this openness to the world continues.

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Karlsruhe is a child and family-friendly city. It has been recognized as a “Kinderstadt” (children’s city) by UNICEF 2010.

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Interested in culture? Over 130 cultural institutions are waiting for you. Including the unique ZKM – the Centre for Art and Media Technology – with two museums, four research institutes and more than 200,000 visitors.

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Karlsruhe attracts clever and creative minds. This is seen at the University KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and the eight other universities as well as at the internationally renowned research institutes such as such as the Fraunhofer institutes or the Max Rubner Institute.

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In love with life? Pleasure? Good food and wine? You have more than 10 star eateries in the region to choose from; in addition, a variety of wineries, cafés, pubs and several breweries are an invitation to enjoy and relax.

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Public transport in Karlsruhe is so good that you actually do not need a car. The city rail in the city centre runs throughout the country, so you can easily reach all your destinations.

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Do you want a change? The Black Forest is located in close proximity, as well the Palatinate and French Alsace. In half an hour, you can be in Baden-Baden, in less than an hour in Strasbourg. In three hours, you can be in Paris with the TGV [high-speed train] and from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport, the whole world is at your feet.

Living in KarlsruheInnovation power and quality of life – these are the strengths of the city of Karlsruhe, and they complement each other brilliantly. In Karlsruhe, you cannot only work well but also live well …

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The unique fan-shaped layout, the highest courts of Germany as well as numerous small monuments, fountains and squares make Karlsruhe unmistakably distinctive. A truly unique feature: Almost all sights can easily be reached on foot …

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