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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.

Karlsruhe’s most famous architect was city planner, Friedrich Weinbrenner.

Friedrich Weinbrenner

A Karlsruhe native, the architect and city planner Friedrich Weinbrenner, shaped the city as we know it today. His particular style, influenced primarily by the styles of antiquity, became famous beyond the state’s borders.

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In 1928, the city of Karlsruhe invited architects to submit proposals for developing the city-owned southern section of the Dammerstock property. The focus was on the ‘practical value’ of the flats for ‘low to medium-income families’.

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Art Nouveau

Around the turn of the last century, new cultural impulses gave rise to an entirely new artistic movement: Art Nouveau (or in German, Jugendstil). Karlsruhe, Baden’s capital, bears witness to this imaginative and appealing style.

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For timber-frame enthusiasts, Karlsruhe and the surrounding region is the place to be. At Leopold Square (Leopoldplatz), see the janitor’s house at the Leopold School (Leopoldschule) or many other buildings in the Bulach and Beiertheim districts.

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