Being located at the heart of Europe gives the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion a massive competitive edge. We have excellent links to international traffic and transport networks and we are situated directly on Europe’s main north-south goods transport corridor. Our region’s Rhine Ports and their container terminals rank among Germany’s biggest inland ports. The excellent French-German TGV and ICE links also offer services from Strasbourg and Karlsruhe from Paris to Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, as well as from Lyon and the south of France. Paris is just 2½ hours away by TGV via Strasbourg, with trains running several times a day, and it takes just 1 hour by ICE to get to Frankfurt Airport, the international hub airport, from Karlsruhe Central Station. Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport and our outstanding local public transport system are other key location benefits.