There are actually signs here explaining that dogs should not S**t anywhere. OK, there are a few problems with these signs. Let’s start with the fact that the dog has to perform this activity and he/she is often not in control of their own destiny. They cannot get the door open themselves. Secondly – dogs cannot actually read and they only see in black and white. Bright red signs are not useful for them. What they need is a picture of a Policeman either fining or shooting irresponsible dog owners and a written warning. The dogs won’t get that either, but someone with the capability to buy and keep plastic bags on them can.
- Study Abroad
- Family Travel
Beware of the trams!
The Kaiserstrasse is the main shopping drag in Karlsruhe. It's for pedestrians only apart from the trams. Since a lot of tram lines concentrate on this street the tram traffic can be very busy. So be careful if you are not from a "tram" city!
There are numerous bicycle stands in Karlsruhe, but if you look at them more closely you will find that most of them are the notorious Felgenkiller or Rim-Killers, so called because they only hold your bike by the front wheel, so if it happens to fall or be pushed over the front wheel could be bent out of shape.
Another disadvantage is that you can lock only the front wheel onto the stand, but not the frame of the bicycle, so if you are really unlucky you might come back to find the front wheel still there, but the rest of the bike gone.
Second photo: Looking up the Karlstraße.
Third photo: Rim-Killers at Karlsruhe Main Station.
Trams in pedestrian area
Karlsruhe's Kaiserstrasse is a pedestrian area. But most of the trams are passing there as well. And due to the success of Karlsruhe's public transportation system the tram frequency is enormous (during rush hours about 100 trams per hour).
A tunnel under Kaiserstrasse is projected. But it will take some time until we have a real pedestrian area.
So be careful when walking along this shopping street.
Ending up at the last stop
The partys in karlsruhe are normally a lot of fun and the cocktails are pretty strong, the beer tastes good and most times you don´t wanna stop.
But there is always the danger, falling asleep in the comfortable tram and wake up at the end of the tram line. Sometimes it can happen that you are about 50 kilometres away from your home. It is a good and a huge train system, so be careful to wake up at the right station.
When you live here, you know what I am talking about, it happens sometimes...
I had Ittersbach at 3.30 in the morning!!!!
KSC stands for Karlsruhe Sport Club and this is the Karlsruhe soccer club. It used to be a very well known and a very good soccer team - but now........
I just came back from a match (they play in the second division this season), but what they called soccer was in reality some bad bad bad ............ oh, I don't even know how to describe it!
So my warning to you is:
Don't waste any money on this team until they finally learn to play some decent soccer!!!
How you can tell?
Check my page and when you find the KSC in the "sports activities", it might be safe to go see one of their matches....
- Adventure Travel
Riding without a ticket
I know everyplace says this but to not purchase a ticket for the trams is just foolish. The fine is in the neighborhood of the price of a monthly ticket. Also there are tickets available for periods of time that will save you money. Ticket machines are at (almost) every stop and also a shop front near Mulburger Tor.
Strict park regulations
Be aware of the tow away danger !
Respect the local regulations when you park...
German removal car procedures are quick and efficient ;-)
- Road Trip
Beware the Nymphenpark gardens at night!
Not sure if this is a warning or not...given your sexual preference this could also be a great tip: This is apparently where the gay scene meets at night.
watch the traffic!
watch the traffic!
This picture shows the annual 'Paarzeitfahren' of the professionals - great event to watch!