Our dormitory is located in a very nice and central position, close to the University of Karlsruhe (not more than five minutes by bike). Nevertheless, the HaDiKo is surrounded by green. The large forest that begins just at our dormitory offers a great opportunity for jogging and other outdoor sports. Another nice feature is that there are few people being annoyed by us being loud at parties. :-)
Nearby there are sufficient shopping opportunities, Karlsruhes' pedestrian area is located just on the other side of the university campus. The `Wildparkstadion', home stadium of the (once) quite successful KSC football club, is about 500 m air-line away from us. Right in front of our site there's a bus station, offering a reasonable good connection to Karlsruhes' public transport system.
The HaDiKo (short form of Hans - Dickmann - Kolleg) is made up of five buildings. Depending on the size of the buildings, they house between 140 and 180 students on multiple floors. On each floor live between 13 and 15 people, they share a large kitchen and a bathroom. Don't worry, this is really unproblematic, because the students usually get up and go to bed evenly distributed over the day. :-)
All in all, we have 944rooms, thus actually coming close to a small village. Therefore, you will always find somebody interesting. The HaDiKo is a perfect place to get to know people (e.g. also by doing activities in the self-administration).
There are several working groups you are welcome to join (AK Sport, AK Multimedia, AK Elektronik, AK Holz and many more). Not to mention our computer network, the HaDi²Net, which emerged completely out of own-initiative and which, through the use of modern fibre-optics, brings the excercise papers and lecture notes into each room at a phenomenal speed.
Moreover, we have a music room, billiard room, table-tennis room and a 'Kicker'. Almost each day a bar is open and at regular intervals, our Karlsruhe-wide legendary house festivals take place.
The rooms have sizes between 9 and 18 square-meters, they cost between 154 € and 221 € including heating and electricity (for a more detailed list have a look in the FAQ). Normally, the size of the rooms is sufficient for living and studying. The rooms are ready-furnished with a wardrobe, a bed, a desktop, an office chair and a bed table. If you like, you may additionally bring your own furniture.
On every floor, there is a kitchen with cooking opportunity, one large eating table, work space, a couple of refridgerators and one or two ovens. Some floors have also organized microwave ovens, dishwashers, toasters or similar things on their own behalf.
In each room there is a basin, a sufficient amount of toilets and showers exist on the floor. There is also a recreation room on each floor.