Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe, Germany

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Karlsruhe Germany

Karlsruhe is a city on the Rhine in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is in the north of the Black Forest, close to the French border. The city was founded in 1715 by margrave Karl Wilhelm von Baden. The city was laid out on the drawing board. It consists of a central circle, containing the castle, and streets running towards the castle as radial "spokes". This pattern is still visible today. Due to the fan-like layout, Karlsruhe is known as the "fan city" The most important sites to see in Karlsruhe are: • Palace: The palace was rebuilt after World War II, and now hosts the Badisches Landesmuseum, a museum dedicated to historical exhibitions and local interest. • There are several artificial lakes in the villages around, for example Epplesee in Rheinstetten and Weingarten and Untergrombach. • The Pyramid, on the Marktplatz: the emblem of the city. Marks the place where Karl Wilhelm was buried. • Bauhaus-Siedlung Dammerstock. The Dammerstock suburb has a residential area in the Bauhaus style, was planned by renowned architect Walter Gropius. • Naturkunde Museum: close to Marktplatz, ideal to go with children.
Recommended airport
Baden Airpark (FKB)
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Nearby destinations
  • Rhine a 10.90 km
  • Hockenheim a 36.10 km
  • Baden-Baden a 29.89 km