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Our tip: Get off the couch and hit the city streets! There’s plenty to do in Karlsruhe for anyone interested in the sights and sounds of city life.

Ramses Divine Ruler on the Nile

His name stands for Egypt like the pyramids: Ramses the Great was the most powerful of all pharaohs, according to legend had 100 children and was worshiped as a god during his life. For the first time in Germany, the Badische Landesmuseum Karlsruhe is dedicating a large special exhibition to him.

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Wining & Dining

You can’t find a better dining experience in all of Germany than the one right here in Baden. The wine is bathed in sunshine and France’s culinary expertise has crossed the border and infused the regional culinary scene with a delightful flair.

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Tips for visitors

A mild climate featuring 1,798 hours of sunshine per year, 102 kilometres of bicycle paths, 12 pools, nearly 2000 acres of parks and more than 135 cultural attractions. Offerings for sports and leisure activities abound. Karlsruhe doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘boredom’.

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Nightlife

Karlsruhe is a city with lots of clubs and a great nightlife, also caused by the high number of students living here. You will find nearly every type of club or bar: hiphop, electro, punk, etc.

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Shopping & Adventure

Karlsruhe lives by the motto “miles, malls, and more”, boasting three shopping miles in the Kaiserstraße, Karlstraße, and Waldstraße, as well as the Post Galerie shopping mall, which ranks among the most splendid malls in Europe. In the old palace, which is more than 100 years old, visitors can enjoy a bit of shopping with a beautiful, neo-Baroque architectural backdrop.

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Nature & Relaxation

The animal kingdom provides many reasons to awe and admire; a snow leopard, for example, is a proud and exotic creature, whereas animals such as the elephant, rhinoceros, and hippopotamus impress with their sheer size. The Zoological City Gardens spread out over 22 hectares (54 acres) and bring Africa, Asia, South America, and Australia to the heart of Karlsruhe’s city center, boasting 800 animals comprising 150 different species. Even the well-travelled city founder would have been impressed by such a collection of exotic animals.

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Christmas City Karlsruhe

Thousands of lights illuminate lovingly decorated wooden huts, where arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and myriad gifts are just waiting to be discovered. And with the scent of Glühwein (mulled wine) and roasted almonds in the air, all of your senses will soon be in the Christmas spirit. And since Christmas isn’t Christmas without a little magic, Santa Claus even stops by and rides his sleigh above the crowd at Friedrichsplatz – simply look up and you’ll believe!

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