Leisure & Surroundings


Leisure & Surroundings

Our 3-star superior hotel awaits you in an idyllic green suburban location of Karlsruhe-Rüppurr and only 10 minutes away from Karlsruhe city center. A stone's throw away you can reach the freeways A5 from Frankfurt and Basel, the A8 from Stuttgart and the A65 from Landau/Pfalz.

The GenoHotel Karlsruhe is located directly at the protected landscape area of the Karlsruhe Oberwald, inviting you to wonderful hikes and bike tours in the nature, or just a walk to the nearby zoo or to run laps on the trim trail. Start right outside our front door!





To love the fan-shaped city of Karlsruhe is not an art!

With its 300,000 inhabitants, it is just about perfect in terms of size, and by bike you can be everywhere in no more than 25 minutes.

Karlsruhe is multicultural, sometimes preppy, sometimes rough. Here, honest construction site charm meets charming city quarters. Here you can enjoy the advantages of a big city, but you are also quickly in the countryside, at the lake, on the Rhine, in the Black Forest or even in France.

Karlsruhe is a university city steeped in history with a lively cultural and creative scene as well as a growing technology region with a lot of start-up spirit!

Some of Karlsruhe's most famous attractions include:


  • Karlsruhe Castle
  • Zoological City Garden
  • Center for Art and Media - ZKM
  • Around the old slaughterhouse
  • Botanical Garden
  • Durlach
  • Karlsruhe from above
  • Karlsruhe markets
  • Into the cool water
  • Evenings at Ludwigsplatz

You can find many more tips and information on the Internet at www.karlsruhe-erleben.de.

At the beginning of its existence in 1103, Rüppurr still bore the name Rietburg, which in turn can be derived from the words Ried or swamp. Towards the end of the 13th century, historical sources refer to a castle as well as an Upper and Lower Rüppurr, and in the 16th century, Margrave Ernst Friedrich von Baden-Durlach acquired both the castle and the village.

Namely, after the noble family of Rüppurr died out in the 16th century, Margrave Ernst Friedrich of Baden-Durlach acquired both the castle and the village of Rüppurr.

In the 19th century, two historical events shaped the history of Rüppurr. For example, in Rüppurr, in 1834, the last public execution in Baden was carried out. This procedure took place in public in order to properly deter the population. About thirty years later, public executions were dispensed with throughout Germany. 1898 was also a big year for the people of Rüppurr, because it was here that the Albtalbahn was opened, which finally merged the individual parts of Rüppurr. Only nine years later, Rüppurr was incorporated into the fan-shaped city. At that time, Rüppurr had about 2,500 inhabitants.

The garden city of Rüppurr is considered the second oldest garden city settlement in Germany after the Hellerau settlement in Dresden. Today, the roughly 700-hectare Rüppurr is divided into seven different residential areas. All the streets in the Märchenviertel are named after fairy tale characters or fairy tale poets. Thanks to its good transport links to the A5 freeway and Herrenalber Strasse, Rüppurr is a sought-after address in the fan-shaped city and today has a population of over 10,800.

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