This villa was built in 1881 to 1884 for a banker named August Schmieder. In 1894 it was bought by Prinz Max von Baden, the last German Imperial Chancellor of Germany.
During WW2 the building suffered from major damages. After its renovation it served temporarily as the seat of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany before they moved to their newly constructed building near the palace. Nowadays it is home of the municipal children's library and the municipal art gallery.
Karlsruhe Palace and the Badisches Landesmuseum (Baden State Museum) is among the most famous museums in Germany. I was fortunate to visit it in August of 2002. It was erected in 1715 by Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach. The city of Karlsruhe has since grown around it.
It is conceived as an all-in-one museum in which exhibitions covering the historical development of Baden’s culture, art, politics, and society are combined in one major collection.
Permanent collection and small special exhibits:
Tue - Thu: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri - Sun and public holidays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Major special exhibits:
Tue - Sun: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Last admission one hour before closing
Concession rates: €3
(including small special exhibits)
Annual pass: €30