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Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe, Schwarzwaldhalle, Festplatz 5 in 76133 Karlsruhe.

Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe, Gartenhalle, Festplatz 3 in 76133 Karlsruhe.

The Congress Center Karlsruhe is one of the biggest Congress Centers in Germany and offers lots of room, over 1.000 spaces for parking and can be easily reached in the center of the city. The Congress Center can be reached from four different airports, namely the airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (ca. 30 minutes by car), the international airport Frankfurt/Main or the airports Stuttgart und Straßburg (50–60 minutes by car). Karlsruhe lies within a transport hub, being reachable from all directions. The highways A5, A8 and A65 all go towards Karlsruhe, ICE-, TGV-, IC- and EC- train connections also go through Karlsruhe. Next to the main station there is also a bus terminal for long-distance coaches. Trams and the S-Bahn make sure that the Congress Center are easily reached from the main station.


The first two days of the GRENKE Chess Classic are played in the VIP area of the Gartenhalle, after that GRENKE Chess Classic will move to the Schwarzwaldhalle, and the GRENKE Chess Open will use both the Schwarzwaldhalle and the Gartenhalle.