31 Sights in Karlsruhe, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Karlsruhe, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 31 sights are available in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Karlsruhe

1. Karlsruhe Zoo

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The Karlsruhe Zoo is a city garden with a zoo in the southwest of Karlsruhe, Germany. It also encompasses the outer area; Tierpark Oberwald in the southeast of the city. The main area totals 22 hectares, and the Oberwald Zoo has an area of 16 hectares. A total of around 3000 animals of over 240 species live at the Zoologische Stadtgarten Karlsruhe. The city garden is located north of the Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof and south of the Karlsruhe Congress between the Karlsruhe districts of Südstadt and Südweststadt. The zoo was opened in 1865, making it one of the oldest zoos in Germany. The city garden and zoo form a common, enclosed area and cannot be visited separately.

Wikipedia: Karlsruhe Zoo (EN), Website

2. ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst

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The ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art was a museum of the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, which emerged from the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1999. Under the direction of Götz Adriani, the Museum of Contemporary Art was run as a "collector's museum" as a museum virtually independent of the ZKM. With the departure of Götz Adriani in 2004, the Museum of Contemporary Art was reintegrated into the ZKM as a department under the direction of Ingrid Leonie Severin. In 2017, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Media Museum were formally dissolved as part of the restructuring of the ZKM and the collections of the institutions were merged.

Wikipedia: Museum für Neue Kunst (Karlsruhe) (DE)

3. Bernharduskirche

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St. Bernhard is a Roman Catholic parish church in Neo-Gothic style in the eastern city of Karlsruhe. The construction at Durlacher Gate forms with its 86 m high tower, oriented towards the city centre, the highest in the city, the widely visible construction of the Kaiserstraße to the east. The church is a counterpart to the Christus Church on the Mühlburger Gate west of the city centre. St. Bernhard is considered to be a significant neo-Gothic sacral building in the former Grand Duchy of Baden and is protected as a cultural monument of particular importance.

Wikipedia: St. Bernhard (Karlsruhe) (DE), Website

4. Hauptfriedhof

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The Hauptfriedhof in Karlsruhe is one of the oldest German communal rural cemeteries. In 1871, the first plans to build a new burial ground outside the city center began. The cemetery was laid out in 1874 by Josef Durm in the Rintheim district, east of the actual city, after the inner-city Alter Friedhof Karlsruhe in the Oststadt had become too small. The main cemetery has grown from its original size of 15.3 hectares in 1873 to over 34 hectares. The graves of more than 32,000 deceased are currently in the cemetery.

Wikipedia: Hauptfriedhof Karlsruhe (EN), Website

5. Fasanenschlösschen

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The Fasaneschlöschen or Fasaneschlöschen-Schlösschen is a pleasure and tea house in Karlsruhe Fasaneschlöschen, east of the Castle Tower, built in Chinese style in the years 1764 to 1765 and together with two opposite pavilions, also kept in Chinese style, grouped as a building ensemble around a longitudinal square. First, the building was used for the rearing of pheasants until it was converted to a castle in 1773 in the course of the reorganization of the castle garden into an English landscape garden.

Wikipedia: Fasanenschlösschen (Karlsruhe) (DE)

6. Badisches Landesmuseum

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Badisches Landesmuseum

The Badische Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe is the large cultural, art and country-historical museum of the Baden-Württemberg region. With its worldwide important collections representing more than 50,000 years of international cultural history, it conveys history and historical life worlds. Its collections range from the historical and early history of the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The museum was founded in 1919 and opened in 1921 in the rooms of Karlsruhe Castle.

Wikipedia: Badisches Landesmuseum (DE), Website

7. Denkmal Karlsruher Lokalbahn „Lobberle“

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The Karlsruhe Local Railway was a metre-gauge light railway which formerly connected Spöck, Karlsruhe and Durmersheim, now in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. After its opening in 1890/91, it had little commercial success, so that by 1938 most sections of it had been shut down. Some modest residual traffic in the city of Karlsruhe continued until 1955. Parts of it route are now used by line S2 of the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn.

Wikipedia: Karlsruhe Local Railway (EN)

8. Altes Stadion

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The Old University Stadium in Karlsruhe is a sports stadium designed in the 1920s by the architect Hermann Alker and completed in 1930, of which only the grandstand building remains today. It is located on the South Campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at Paulckeplatz in the Karlsruhe district of Innenstadt-Ost and is registered as a cultural monument of special importance in the list of monuments.

Wikipedia: Altes Hochschulstadion Karlsruhe (DE)

9. Verkehrsmuseum Karlsruhe

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Verkehrsmuseum KarlsruheKlaus Nahr from Germany / CC BY-SA 2.0

In the Karlsruhe traffic museum, the history of traffic has been exhibited in the present day since the beginning of the 19th century. The collection contains, among other things, historical bicycles, motorcycles and cars as well as railway models. In addition, technical inventions are also illustrated and developers from the region are presented, such as Karl Drais and Felix Wankel.

Wikipedia: Verkehrsmuseum Karlsruhe (DE)

10. Pyramid

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The Karlsruhe Pyramid is a pyramid made of red sandstone, located in the centre of the market square of Karlsruhe, Germany. It was erected in the years 1823–1825 over the vault of the city's founder, Margrave Charles III William (1679–1738). The pyramid is regarded as Karlsruhe's second emblem, the city's absolutist layout in the shape of a folding fan being the first.

Wikipedia: Karlsruhe Pyramid (EN), Website

11. Badisches Staatstheater

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The Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe is a theatre and opera house in Karlsruhe, Germany. It has existed in its present form and place at Ettlinger Tor since 1975. Achim Thorwald became the Intendant in summer 2002 and held that post until the end of the 2010/11 season. Peter Spuhler succeeded him at the beginning of the 2011/12 season and continues to serve in that post.

Wikipedia: Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (EN), Website

12. Kaiserplatz

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Kaiserplatz is a place in the Karlsruhe city center-West. It is located at the western end of Kaiserstrasse in the immediate vicinity of the former Mühlburg gate and is therefore on the border between the western town and the city center. In the middle of the square is the Kaiser Wilhelm monument, a equestrian statue Wilhelm I.

Wikipedia: Kaiserplatz (Karlsruhe) (DE)

13. Evangelische Stadtkirche

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Evangelische Stadtkirche Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Evangelical City Church is an Evangelical Church built in the city center of Karlsruhe in the early 19th century. It is one of the two church buildings of the old and center town of Karlsruhe as well as preaching steels of the state bishop of the Evangelical Church in Baden and thus the main church of the regional church.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Stadtkirche Karlsruhe (DE), Website

14. Talstation

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The Turmbergbahn is a funicular railway in Karlsruhe in Germany. It is the oldest operating funicular in Germany. From Karlsruhe's former center Durlach, the line climbs the Turmberg, which on a clear day provides a lookout point with views of the Rhine Valley, the Palatinate forest and the adjacent parts of Alsace.

Wikipedia: Turmbergbahn (EN)

15. Kleine Kirche

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The Small Church is one of the oldest church buildings in the city of Karlsruhe. It is located on Karlsruhe's main shopping street, Kaiserstraße, near the market square. From Karlsruhe Palace, Kreuzstraße, one of the nine streets of the fan-shaped city layout, leads to the main façade of the Small Church.

Wikipedia: Kleine Kirche (Karlsruhe) (DE)

16. Lauterberg

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The Lauterberg is an artificially poured hill in the city garden of Karlsruhe, created from 1889 to 1893. Originally the hill was built for water supply, and inside it is a former water-high tank. The material for the filling originated from the excavation of two lakes in the surrounding area.

Wikipedia: Lauterberg (Karlsruhe) (DE)

17. Lutherkirche

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The Evangelical Lutherkirche in Karlsruhe was built from 1905 to 1907 according to plans by the architectural firm Curjel & Moser in the Oststadt and is of particular importance as a cultural monument. The Baden-Württemberg Monument Foundation appointed them to the monument of December 2018.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Karlsruhe) (DE)

18. Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde

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Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Fotografiert von Martin Dürrschnabel, Bearbeitet von Hsuepfle / CC BY-SA 2.5

The State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe, abbreviated SMNK, is one of the two state of Baden-Württemberg's natural history museums. Together with the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart it is one of the most important repositories for state-owned natural history collections.

Wikipedia: State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe (EN), Website

19. Botanischer Garten des KIT

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The Botanischer Garten der Universität Karlsruhe is a botanical garden maintained by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology directorate of Peter Nick. It is located at Am Fasanengarten 2, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and is open weekdays and Sundays; admission is free.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten der Universität Karlsruhe (EN), Website

20. Karlsruhe Palace

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Karlsruhe Palace was built in 1715 for Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach after a dispute with the citizens of his previous capital, Durlach. The city of Karlsruhe has since grown around it. The building is now home to the main museum of the Badisches Landesmuseum.

Wikipedia: Karlsruhe Palace (EN)

21. Turmberg

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The Ruin of Turmberg, formerly Hohenberg Castle, is the ruin of a Spornburg at about 256 m above sea level. NHN on the Spornspitze of the Turmberg 1000 meters east of the center of Durlach, a district of Karlsruhe in Baden-Württemberg, and is used today as a lookout tower.

Wikipedia: Turmberg-Ruine (Karlsruhe) (DE)

22. Redan-Brustwehr

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The Ettlingen Line or Lower Line was a defensive line built in 1707 during the War of the Spanish Succession from brushwood (Verhauen) and palisades, which replaced the 1701 Bühl-Stollhofen Line after that had been destroyed in May 1707 and levelled by French troops.

Wikipedia: Ettlingen Line (EN)

23. Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein

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The Museum of Literature on the Upper Rhine in Karlsruhe is a museum about literary life in the Upper Rhine region. It is entertained by the literary society Karlsruhe. It was opened for the first time in 1926 and is one of the oldest literary museums in Germany.

Wikipedia: Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein (DE)

24. Botanischer Garten

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Botanischer Garten Siddhartha Finner (Autor von www.badischewanderungen.de) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Botanischer Garten Karlsruhe is a municipal botanical garden located in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. This garden should not be confused with the nearby Botanischer Garten der Universität Karlsruhe operated by the University of Karlsruhe.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten Karlsruhe (EN), Website

25. Stadtkirche

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The Evangelical City Church is a listed church building in Grötzingen, a district of Karlsruhe in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It belongs to the Evangelical parish of Karlsruhe-Grötzingen in the Evangelical Church District of Karlsruhe and Durlach.

Wikipedia: Stadtkirche (Grötzingen) (DE)

26. Christuskirche

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The Christuskirche is a Protestant church in Karlsruhe. It was built from 1896 to 1900 by the Karlsruhe architects Curjel & Moser at the Mühlburger Tor, the beginning of the western city. Today it is of particular importance as a cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Karlsruhe) (DE)

27. Bürklin'sches Mausoleum

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The Bürklin Mausoleum is a tomb located in the Karlsruhe Central Cemetery and rises in the northeastern part of the area. This octogonally planned building is the former tomb site of the family of politician Albert Bürkli.

Wikipedia: Bürklin’sches Mausoleum (DE)

28. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal

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Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Kaiser Wilhelm-I. monument is a equestrian stand on Kaiserplatz in Karlsruhe. It is located there by trees centrally on the square and is aligned to the east, so it seems as if Kaiser Wilhelm I would ride into the city.

Wikipedia: Kaiser-Wilhelm-I.-Denkmal (Karlsruhe) (DE)

29. Großherzogliche Grabkapelle

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The Grand Ducal Baden Funeral Chapel in the Fasanengarten in Karlsruhe was built between 1889 and 1896 by Hermann Hemberger according to preliminary designs by Franz Baer and Friedrich Hemberger in Karlsruhe's Oststadt.

Wikipedia: Großherzogliche Grabkapelle Karlsruhe (DE), Website

30. Evangelische Stadtkirche

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Evangelische Stadtkirche Peter Eich / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Stadtkirche Durlach is a Protestant hall church in Durlach, Germany, whose origins date back to the 13th century. It was rebuilt several times over the centuries and received its present baroque appearance in 1701.

Wikipedia: Stadtkirche Durlach (DE)

31. Basler Tor

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The Basel Gate Tower in Durlach, a district of Karlsruhe in northern Baden-Württemberg, is the last surviving city gate of the former margravial residence. The gate tower is a protected cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Basler Torturm (DE)


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