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 local infrastructure also includes links to the main ICE InterCity Express routes and the TGV network: 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.