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Karlsruhe makes the news every so often, especially when one of Germany’s higher-level judicial bodies announces an important verdict. But to label Karlsruhe as a ‘boring administrative city’ would be unjust. Karlsruhe has much to offer in the way of art and culture, along with lots of greenery and plenty of the Baden dolce vita. See for yourself!

Art & Culture

Karl’s magnificent palace still houses the region’s treasures! The palace is now home to the Badische Landesmuseum (Baden State Museum) and its legendary collection, split into 14 departments. Its treasures include a cabinet full of coins, the renowned “Turkish spoils” (Ottoman handicrafts), and countless works of art - some dating back 5,000 years!

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Local Attractions

The unique fan-shaped layout, home to the highest-level German judicial bodies, the numerous monuments, fountains and plazas all make Karlsruhe a city like no other. A true claim to fame: nearly all of the local attractions can be comfortably reached on foot.

Sightseeing in Karlsruhe »

Excursions in the Region

Karlsruhe is situated in a very beautiful region and so is an ideal point of departure for excursions and hikes. The landscape at the foot of the Black Forest is especially delightful. It is just a stone’s throw to France and to the Palatinate Wine Route.

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If you’re looking for fascinating architecture, you’ve come to the right place! In Karlsruhe, you’ll find a wide array of Neoclassical, timber-frame and Art Nouveau buildings, along with a renowned example of Bauhaus architecture: the Dammerstock housing development.

Architecture in Karlsruhe »

City Portrait

Home to the residential palace of Baden and the heart of technological developments in the region, Karlsruhe is incredibly multifaceted. With a history of only about 300 years, it is a relatively young city.

City Portrait »

Tourist routes

Tourist routes are an ideal way to get to know cities and regions along with all of the local attractions on offer. Some of the interesting routes that run through Karlsruhe are the Street of Democracy, the Baden Wine Road, the Asparagus Route of Baden and the Bertha-Benz Memorial Route.

Discover the routes in and around Karlsruhe. »
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