Marktplatz is the central square of the city, so it's truly unlikely that you'll miss it. It features a Pyramid that has become a symbol of the city. There is also the city's Rathaus (picture) and the... more
The Christmas market in Karlsruhe is a fun event for families and children of all ages. It is spread out over a couple market squares and was rather crowded when we were there. Like all Christmas... more
The Karlsruhe Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Germany. It started in 1865, when the Baden Poultry Breeding Association opened the zoological gardens. But soon, the cost were so immense, that the city... more
So in the main Marktplatz, a guy puts a pyramid. Not all that big. I had expected bigger after checking it out on google maps. It doesn't really fit in with anything, unless you sort of tie it out to... more
The square in front of the palace has been remodeled and only recently, in late summer 2011, been completed. Instead of the lower parterre a few steps down, ewverything is at the same level now, the... more
This impressive building was never the home of a mediaval king although it looks like it. It's the Hoepfner Brewery where Karlsruhes best beer is brewed. The building houses also a restaurant and has... more
As a cultural institution, the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe holds a unique position in the world. It responds to the rapid developments in information technology and today's changing... more
The botanical garden dates back to 1808, when Grand Duke Karl Friedrich ordered to transform the royal wood yard into a botanical garden with greenhouses. After the buildings were damaged during WW2... more
This public bath - the oldest in Karlsruhe - was established in 1873 and in 1900 an indoor swimmingpool was added. A sauna is also available.
At the moment Vierordtbad is under renovation. Reopening... more
South part of Karlsruhe.It was founded in the 1806.First train station was built there in the 1847. The famous US historical person Buffalo Bill visited Südstadt between April 23 – 26, 1891. He was... more
Visit 'Das Fest' (the festival). It's a big open air with famous (3 international head liners every year) and not-so-famous bands from Europe and all the world.
Previous line-up includes George... more
This museum displays exhibitions about botany, entomology, geo-sciences and zoology. A special attraction is the vivarium where you can see fish, amphibians, reptiles and lower animals in terrariums... more
This classical building is a very important institution, because they produce money - to be correct: only coins.
The building was constructed by Karlsruhes famous son architect Friedrich Weinbrenner... more
On the site of a former abbey which dated back to mediaval times Margrave Karl II had a palace built in 1553. Under his son, Margrave Ernst Friedrich it was transformed into a summer residence and... more
The Technical University of Karlsruhe has a good reputation for engineering and informatics. A lot of excellent inventions and developements come from here.
So were electromagnetic waves discovered... more
This palace was built in a park in the centre of Karlsruhe as the home for a Grand Duke at the end of the 19th century.
When Karlsruhe applied for the seat of the Federal Supreme Court of Justice... more
The park behind the palace is a place for rest and relaxation for the whole city. In summertime you'll find a lot of people lying on the lawns or in the shadow of the large trees of this lush green... more
This building with its amazing dome is a part of the State Art Gallery. Here you find the more modern art works from the end of the 19th century up to today. You can see a wide spectrum of works... more
This tall monument has been erected to honour the soldiers of the Baden Grenadier Regiment who lost their lifes during World War 1.
On top of the monument you can see the bronce statue of a Greif.... more
This building is the tomb of the founder of Karlsruhe - margrave Karl Wilhelm. When he died he was buried in the Konkordia Church that was located right at this place. When in 1807 Karlsruhe's famous... more
This modern building is home of one of the most important political institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Federal Constitutional Court is responsible for the monitoring of the law. The... more
The Kongresszentrum is a place for concerts, exhibitions, congress-meetings and other festivities.
Until recently this was also the place where the trade fairs were held. But in 2003 they moved to... more
This gallery exhibits paintings and sculptures from a six centuries period. The origins date back to the art collections of the Margraves of Baden in the 18th century. The displayed art works are... more
Kalrsruhe means ‘Karl’s Rest’ in German. Karl was a minor royal and wanted to set up a capital in the area. The first town told him no. So he took all his wealth and built a bigger and better city.......
If you look at a map of Karlsruhe you will see that there are streets radiating out from the Palace in all directions. Actually the back ones radiate out through the woods and the front ones through...