Margrave Karl Wilhelm was thinking of rays of sunshine when he laid the foundations in 1715 for the fan-shaped city that is Karlsruhe. The builders of this 103-room city hotel were thinking of sunshine hours when they constructed this lush oasis at the Bahnhofplatz (Station Square) in 1919. This privately-run business and conference hotel, whose facade is listed for preservation, offers an individual, personal atmosphere with attentive, professional and friendly service. Facilities include a fully air-conditioned lobby with a 24-hour reception and check-out service, hotel safe, cloakroom and lift access. There is a restaurant, bar, TV lounge and conference facilities on site. For an additional charge guests may use the room and laundry services, hire bicycles and use the hotel garage, parking level and outside parking facilities. Wireless Internet access is also available in public areas (fees apply).This hotel is situated just next to Karlsruhe%u2019s central train station and the city%u2019s municipal park. The city centre and congress centre are only a few minutes%u2019 walk away. Guests will find restaurants and nightlife venues close by, and those looking to shop should head to the ECE Shopping Centre, just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Other attractions such as the Karlsruhe Palace, State Art Gallery and Baden State Theatre can be reached within 25 minutes on foot. Public transport links via bus and rail can be found within 50 metres of the accommodation.