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    Wildparkstadion in 2002
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    Wildparkstadion in 2004
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    Wildparkstadion in 2004

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Apr 5, 2014

    Fondest memory: The German Shepherd Bundessiegerzuchtschau was held there in 2004. It was our sixth BSZS and the first competition without our Asslan v Haus Schiran as a participant. But he was with us as the honorable tourist.
    That’s why we can tell that thank to Asslan we visited Karlsruhe.
    Our visits in many European cities have never happened if our dog Asslan v Haus Schiran and his participating in dog-shows in Germany.

    You can watch my
    9 min 42 sec Video SV BSZS 2004 Karlsruhe GHKL Ruden TSB Protection service part 1 ,
    9 min 40 sec Video SV BSZS 2004 Karlsruhe GHKL Ruden TSB Protection service part 2 ,
    9 min 20 sec Video SV BSZS 2004 Karlsruhe GHKL Ruden TSB Protection service part 3 ,
    4 min 49 sec Video SV BSZS 2004 Karlsruhe GHKL Ruden TSB Protection service part 4 ,
    5 min 42 sec Video SV BSZS 2004 NKGR Offspring groups part 1 ,
    6 min 15 sec Video SV BSZS 2004 Karlsruhe NKGR Offspring groups part 2 ,
    6 min 54 sec Video SV BSZS 2004 Karlsruhe GHKLH and GHKLR First rings ,
    2 min 15 sec Video SV BSZS 2004 Karlsruhe Ceremony of Awards
    out of my Youtube channel.

    Wildparkstadion in 2004
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    Wildparkstadion in 2002

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Apr 5, 2014

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    Fondest memory: The Wildparkstadion is a football stadium in the Wildpark and home of the Karlsruher SC. Also some kind of Open Air Festivals took place here. It was built 1955, the grandstand was finished 1993.
    The German Shepherd Bundessiegerzuchtschau was held there in 2002. It was our fourth BSZS with our Asslan v Haus Schiran and we were happy his “vorzuglih” mark on the competition.
    That’s why we can tell that thank to Asslan we visited Karlsruhe.
    Our visits in many European cities have never happened if our dog Asslan v Haus Schiran and his participating in dog-shows in Germany.

    You can watch my
    3 min 08 sec Video SV BSZS 2002 Karlsruhe Asslan v Haus Schiran TSB ,
    3 min 12 sec Video SV BSZS 2002 Karlsruhe Asslan v Haus Schiran Evaluation ,
    6 min 03 sec Video SV BSZS 2002 Karlsruhe Asslan v Haus Schiran in the Ring ,
    6 min 17 sec Video SV BSZS 2002 Karlsruhe GHKL Ruden TSB Protection Service ,
    5 min 42 sec Video SV BSZS 2002 Karlsruhe Offspring groups ,
    9 min 39 sec Video SV BSZS 2002 Karlsruhe GHKL Ruden and Hundinen first rings ,.
    8 min 56 sec Video SV BSZS 2002 Karlsruhe GHKL Ruden first ring and the Ceremony of awards
    out of my Youtube channel.

    Wildparkstadion in 2002
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    Wildparkstadion in 1999

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Apr 5, 2014

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    Fondest memory: Wildparkstadion is located northeast of the Karlsruhe Schloss and is located in part of the former deer park (Wildpark) of the Grand Dukes of Baden in the Hardtwald, hence the name.
    The German Shepherd Bundessiegerzuchtschau was held there in 1999 when the 100th anniversary of the breed was celebrated all over the world. It was our first BSZS with our Asslan v Haus Schiran and we were happy his “seer gut” mark on the competition.
    That’s why we can tell that thank to Asslan we visited Karlsruhe.
    Our visits in many European cities have never happened if our dog Asslan v Haus Schiran and his participating in dog-shows in Germany.

    You can watch my
    4 min 17 sec Video SV BSZS 1999 Karlsruhe Asslan v Haus Schiran part 1 ,
    8 min 20 sec Video SV BSZS 1999 Karlsruhe Asslan v Haus Schiran part 2 ,
    6 in 01ec Video SV BSZS 1999 Karlsruhe Working dog class males GHKL Ruden TSB protection ,
    9 in 04ec Video SV BSZS 1999 Karlsruhe NKGR Offspring groups ,
    5 min 17 c Video SV BSZS 1999 Karlsruhe First rings
    out of my Youtube channel .

    Wildparkstadion in 1999
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    VT meeting and picnic

    by Nemorino Updated Dec 15, 2013

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    Favorite thing: On August 5, 2006, we had a nice VT meeting and picnic in Karlsruhe, first in the pub Multi-Kulti and then here on the lawn behind the castle.

    Second photo: Our meeting point was one of the best-known landmarks of Karlsruhe, the Pyramid on the Market Square (Marktplatz).

    For more photos of the people at this meeting, please have a look at my travelogue about it.

    1. VT picnic on the lawn behind the castle 2. Meeting point at the Pyramid

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    EuroMeet 2008

    by Nemorino Updated Dec 11, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Many thanks to the ABC squad (Andrea, Bernd and Christine aka Jadefrau, Bernd_L and tini58de) for organizing this great meeting in Karlsruhe from May 30th to June 1st, 2008.

    VT manager Giampiero gave an enthusiastic thank-you speech in which he apologized for "peddling in clichés" -- the cliché in this case being that the Germans are always so well organized, but in this case they certainly were.

    While I can't claim to have spoken with all 130 VT members who attended this meeting, I did get around to quite a few of them, especially ones I have corresponded with online. I really enjoyed meeting these folks in person after reading their tips and exchanging comments and e-mails.

    It was also very interesting to meet the founders of VirtualTourist, J.R. Johnson and Tilman Reissfelder, as well as the General Manager Giampiero and the controller Stephanie Johnson (J.R.'s mother). Her original function was to bring pizzas in the early days while J.R. and Tilman were putting in long hours setting up the site, but she is now the controller of VirtualTourist Corporation and comes to big meetings bearing gifts such as VT pins, caps, clogs, T-shirts and pens. I had some good talks with Stephanie and her husband Gerry during our tours of Karlsruhe and Baden Baden.

    Second photo: VT members on a tour of Karlsruhe.

    Third photo: Touring the nearby town of Baden Baden.

    Fourth photo: Sunday brunch at Lehner's Wirtshaus in Karlsruhe.

    Please also have a look at my travelogue about EuroMeet 2008.

    1. Giampiero, Bernd, Christine 2. Walking tour of Karlsruhe 3. Tour of Baden Baden led by Bernd_L 4. Sunday brunch at Lehner's Wirtshaus

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    Home is where your heart is

    by tini58de Updated Nov 1, 2012

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    Fondest memory: Karlsruhe is my husband's hometown and I learnt to love that place as well:
    it is a rather quiet city, has a beautiful surrounding like the Black Forest or the Alsace/France, great weather conditions - well, and for me it has the most special person in the world!!

    You just got to love this place!!!

    http://www.karlsruhe.de

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    International Place

    by tini58de Updated Nov 1, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Karlsruhe is VERY international:

    - it has an international school
    - it has VT members
    - it has an internationally known soccer club
    - it used to have an American Army base
    - it can be found on international maps!!!!

    Chinese map of the Karlsruhe area

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    University town

    by tini58de Updated Nov 1, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Karlsruhe has a university and a number of colleges, and most of them are right in the city center. The University of Karlsruhe, formerly called "Fredericiana" after Archduke Friedrich, is now an elite university and has changed its name to KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. You need to be REALLY good if accepted at the University

    Should you be interested in studying here,
    more information can be obtained at:

    University of Karlsruhe

    Fredericiana - now KIT
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    The Rule of Law

    by tini58de Updated Nov 1, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Karlsruhe is home of the two highest courts of the Federal Republic of Germany: the Federal Supreme Court and the Federal Constitutional Court.

    The Federal Constitutional Court was built between 1965 and 1969 right next to the palace, where - until 1944 - the Court Theater used to be.

    In 1990, right after the reunification of Germany, however, Karlsruhe's tradition as Germany's "seat of justice" was called into question. The state of Saxony wanted the Federal Supreme Court to be in Leipzig while Thuringia felt the Federal Constitutional Court belonged to Weimar. In 1992, however, the Bundestag rejected the motion from Saxony by a big majority - which was quite a relief for Karlsruhe!

    For those interested and capable of reading German, here is the official website of the Bundesverfassungsgericht

    Federal Constitutional Court

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    Fächerstadt - the Fan City

    by tini58de Updated Nov 1, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Karlsruhe is called the Fan City because of its architecture:

    the palace is the center of Karlsruhe and from there the streets leave like rays - or like a fan! This means that you will be able to see the palace from every side street off Kaiserstraße!

    When Karlsruhe was first founded in 1715, the tower of the Palace was the highest building all around, so everybody acknowledged the new palace there!

    Fondest memory: When returning from Ireland we had the best of weather and flew over Karlsruhe, thus being able to see the fan-like shape of the city. Truly awesome!

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    Helpful links

    by tini58de Updated Nov 1, 2012

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    Favorite thing: When preparing a trip to Karlsruhe, the following links might be helpful:

    - http://www.karlsruhe.de

    - http://karlsruhe.city-tiger.de (German only)

    - http://www.ka-news.de (German only)

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    Day trips from the city.

    by Maurizioago Updated Aug 26, 2012

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    Favorite thing: You can easily do some day trips from Karlsruhe by tram or by train.

    You could visit Ettlingen; a beautiful small town only some kilometers from Karlsruhe (see my Ettlingen page...) and Baden Baden. This spa town is not far from Karlsruhe. It has a couple of spa estabilishments; a building where you can taste the medicinal water (Trinkhalle) and a nice old core.

    Another beautiful town worth a visit is Heidelberg. It is home of the oldest university in Germany. Its highlight is the castle.

    The Kurhaus (Baden Baden). The Trinkhalle (1839-42). A beautiful gate  in Baden Baden. Heidelberg. Landscape from the castle. Heidelberg. Landscape from the castle
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    Day trip to Rastatt.

    by Maurizioago Updated Nov 16, 2010

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    Favorite thing: The highlight of Rastatt is a Baroque castle. It is a huge building constructed between 1700 and 1707 by the Italian architect Domenico Egidio Rossi. on order by margrave Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden.

    The palace was built after the residence of margrave Ludwig Wilhelm in Baden Baden had been burnt by French troops during the Palatine war of succession.

    Several rooms are opened to visitors. These include the private apartments of the margrave ah his wife; Sybilla Augusta. One of the wings of the palace houses a military history museum.

    Visits are permitted only by guided tours.

    I went to Rastatt by train from Karlsruhe main station.

    Russel the wombat at the Palace.
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    • Museum Visits

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    6th Annual International VT Glühwein Meeting

    by Nemorino Updated Dec 20, 2009

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    Favorite thing:

    Photos:
    1. Natalie (nhcram) and Mariel (marielexoteria)
    2. Bernd (Bernd_L) drinking Glühwein
    3. Sonja (yumyum), Mariel and Christine (tini58de)
    4. Margaret (margaretvn) and Koos (kovani)
    5. Natalie talking to Isa (Belsaita), with Karl (Roadquill) in the background

    Although I attended the first, second and third VT Glühwein meetings in Karlsruhe, I missed the fourth and fifth because of teaching commitments in Frankfurt am Main. So I was happy to see that the sixth annual meeting was on a weekend when I was free, namely December 4-5, 2009.

    There were fifteen present this time, thirteen VT members and two guests, which is just the right size group so you can get to chat with everyone. (This is not counting Kathrin_E, who arrived on Saturday afternoon just a few minutes after I had to leave -- sorry, Kathrin!)

    We met as usual on Friday evening on the steps of the big church at the Market Square, went and had some Glühwein or coffee or whatever at the Christmas Market (which was dry this year -- no slush on the ground!) and then went for supper and conversation to a restaurant called Alte Bank.

    The next day Bernd took us to a place called Bretten, which I had never heard of up to then.

    Thanks again to Christine for organizing the meeting.

    1. Natalie and Mariel 2. Bernd drinking Gl��hwein 3. Sonja, Mariel and Christine 4. Margaret and Koos 5. Natalie talking to Isa (Karl in the background)

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    Christmastime in Karlsruhe

    by Nemorino Written Dec 9, 2009

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    Favorite thing:

    Photos:
    1. Some Christmas lights that I actually liked
    2. Natalie and Mariel at the Christmas Market
    3. Isa (Belsaita) at the Christmas Market
    4. Martha (nomad7890) at the Christmas Market

    I'm afraid I'm something of a grouch when it comes to Christmassy stuff. This started as a fit of pubertal pique when I was about thirteen, but unlike most people I never seem to have grown out of it, in fact it keeps getting worse with each passing decade.

    Nonetheless, in Karlsruhe I actually came across a set of Christmas lights that I quite liked, namely the white lights in the first photo.

    The other three photos show VT members at the Karlsruhe Christmas Market (continued from the previous tip).

    1. Some Christmas lights that I actually liked 2. Natalie and Mariel at the Christmas Market 3. Isa at the Christmas Market 4. Martha at the Christmas Market

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