Karlsruhe Things to Do

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  • 1. Palace - Schloss

    This large palace was built in 1715 by margrave Karl III Wilheim of Baden Durlach. Since then the city of Karlsruhe has grown around it. It was almost destroyed during the II World War, but soon it...

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  • 2. Marktplatz

    You will see The Karlsruhe Pyramid in the centre of the market square.This is a pyramid made of red sandstone. It was erected in the years 1823–1825 over the vault of the city's founder, Margrave...

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  • 3. City Garden and Zoo

    Conveniently located opposite the train station, just across the square, the zoo is easy to reach. Karlsruhe's zoo is not one of the big famous ones in this country but still nice to see, especially...

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  • 4. Durlach

    The narrow streets with their old houses are worth a stroll. Durlach has got the old, romantic lanes Karlsruhe is lacking. Pubs and cafes invite to stay and enjoy a little dolce vita. Durlach was...

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  • 5. Weihnachtsmarkt

    After the market in Bretten, we headed to the medieval market in Durlach and this one was a real treat. They sold the usual hot drinks and snacks and they had a live band and people dressed and...

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  • 6. Botanical Garden

    A small but very pretty park in the Schloss and Schlosspark area. Great place to relax after shopping or visiting the surrounding museums. Buy an icecream in Kaiserstraße and then walk over, it's...

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  • 7. Pyramid

    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...

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  • 8. ZKM - Center for Art and Media Technology

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 9. The Town Hall

    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...

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  • 10. Prince-Max-Palace

    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...

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  • 11. The Beer Castle

    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...

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  • 12. Vierordtbad - Karlsruhe's oldest public bath

    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...

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  • 13. The State Museum for Natural Science

    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...

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  • 14. The money factory

    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...

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  • 15. Das Fest

    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...

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  • 16. The Orangery

    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...

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  • 17. University of Karlsruhe - VTs birthplace

    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...

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  • 18. Protestant City Church

    This impressive Church is another work of Karlsruhe's famous architect Friedrich Weinbrenner. It was ordered by Margrave Carl Friedrich who laid the foundation stone in 1807 and completed in 1816. It...

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  • 19. The Kaiser Wilhelm I monument

    You find this bronze monument on Kaiserplatz, at the western end of Kaiserstraße (the main shopping street of Karlsruhe). Wilhelm I was German emperor between 1871 and 1888. Together with the German...

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  • 20. The Federal Supreme Court of Justice

    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...

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  • 21. The State Art Gallery

    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...

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  • 22. Margrave Carl Friedrich Monument

    This statue shows margrave Carl Friedrich in front of the palace he transformed from a wooden building into a stone construction. He lived from 1728 until 1811 and during his lifetime he was able to...

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  • 23. Gottesaue Palace

    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...

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  • 24. Baden Art Association

    The Baden Art Association is the second oldest art association in Germany (founded 1818) and has over 1.400 members. It's purpose is the presentation and promotion of contemporary art. The...

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  • 25. The Federal Constitutional Court

    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...

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