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

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1. ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst

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

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

2. Fasanenschlösschen

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The Fasanenschlösschen or Fasanengarten-Schlösschen is a pleasure and tea house in the Karlsruhe Fasanengarten east of the castle tower, which was built in the years 1764 to 1765 in the Chinese style and is grouped together with two opposite pavilions, also in Chinese style, as a building ensemble around a longitudinal oval square. Initially, the building was used for the breeding of pheasants, until it was converted into a castle around 1773 in the course of the transformation of the castle garden into an English landscape garden.

Wikipedia: Fasanenschlösschen (Karlsruhe) (DE)

3. 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

4. Bernharduskirche

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The Church of St. Bernard is a Roman Catholic parish church in the neo-Gothic style in Karlsruhe, in the Oststadt at the Durlacher Tor. The building with its 86 m high church tower facing the city centre forms the structural closure of Kaiserstraße in the east, visible from afar. The church corresponds morphologically with the Christuskirche at Mühlburger Tor in the west of the city. St. Bernhard is regarded as an important neo-Gothic sacred building in the former Grand Duchy of Baden.

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

5. Badisches Landesmuseum

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The Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe is the large cultural, art and regional history museum of Baden-Württemberg. With its globally significant collections, which represent more than 50,000 years of international cultural history, it conveys history and historical lifeworlds. Its collections range from prehistory and early history through the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The museum was founded in 1919 and opened in 1921 in the rooms of the Karlsruhe Palace.

Wikipedia: Badisches Landesmuseum (DE), Website

6. Altes Stadion

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

Wikipedia: Altes Hochschulstadion Karlsruhe (DE)

7. 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

8. 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

9. Verkehrsmuseum Karlsruhe

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Verkehrsmuseum Karlsruhe Klaus Nahr from Germany / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Karlsruhe Transport Museum exhibits the history of transport from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day. The collection includes historic bicycles, motorcycles and cars, as well as railway models. In addition, technical inventions are illustrated and developers from the region are presented, such as Karl Drais and Felix Wankel.

Wikipedia: Verkehrsmuseum Karlsruhe (DE)

10. Evangelische Stadtkirche

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Evangelische Stadtkirche Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Evangelical City Church is a Protestant church built in the early 19th century in the city center of Karlsruhe. It is one of the two church buildings of the old and medium-sized community of Karlsruhe, as well as the preaching place of the bishop of the Evangelical Church in Baden and thus the main church of the regional church.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Stadtkirche Karlsruhe (DE), Website

11. Kaiserplatz

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Kaiserplatz is a square in Karlsruhe, Germany. It is located at the western end of Kaiserstraße in the immediate vicinity of the former Mühlburger Tor and thus stands on the border between the Weststadt and the city center. In the middle of the square is the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument, an east-facing equestrian statue of Wilhelm I.

Wikipedia: Kaiserplatz (Karlsruhe) (DE)

12. 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)

13. 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 plan, leads to the main façade of the Small Church.

Wikipedia: Kleine Kirche (Karlsruhe) (DE)

14. Lauterberg

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The Lauterberg is an artificially raised hill in the city garden of Karlsruhe, created from 1889 to 1893. Originally, the hill was built for water supply, inside there is a former water reservoir. The material for the embankment came from the excavation of two lakes in the surrounding area.

Wikipedia: Lauterberg (Karlsruhe) (DE)

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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)

18. Turmberg

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The Turmberg-Ruine, formerly Hohenberg Castle, is the ruin of a Spornburg at around 256 m above sea level. NHN on the spur tip of the Turmberg 1000 meters east of the town center of Durlach, a district of Karlsruhe in Baden-Württemberg, and is now used as a lookout tower.

Wikipedia: Turmberg-Ruine (Karlsruhe) (DE)

19. Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein

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The Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein in Karlsruhe is a museum about literary life in the Upper Rhine region. It is maintained by the Literarische Gesellschaft Karlsruhe. It was opened for the first time in 1926, making it one of the oldest literary museums in Germany.

Wikipedia: Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein (DE)

20. 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)

21. 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

22. Stadtkirche

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

Wikipedia: Stadtkirche (Grötzingen) (DE)

23. Lutherkirche

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The Evangelical Lutherkirche in Karlsruhe was built from 1905 to 1907 according to plans by the architecture firm Curjel & Moser in the Oststadt. The Baden-Württemberg Monument Foundation appointed them to the monument of December 2018.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Karlsruhe) (DE)

24. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal

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

The Kaiser Wilhelm I Monument is an equestrian statue on the Kaiserplatz in Karlsruhe, Germany. It is surrounded by trees and is centrally located on the square and faces east, so it seems as if Kaiser Wilhelm I is riding into the city.

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

25. Großherzogliche Grabkapelle

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The Grand Duchy of Baden's grave 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

26. Bürklin'sches Mausoleum

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The Bürklin Mausoleum is a tomb in the main cemetery in Karlsruhe and rises in the northeastern part of the area. This octagonally planned building is the former grave site of the family of the politician Albert Bürklin.

Wikipedia: Bürklin’sches Mausoleum (DE)

27. 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, whose origins date back to the 13th century. It has been rebuilt several times over the centuries and received its present Baroque appearance in 1701.

Wikipedia: Stadtkirche Durlach (DE)

28. 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 city. The gate tower is a protected cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Basler Torturm (DE)

29. Schloss Gottesaue

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Schloss Gottesaue (German: Schloss Gottesaue) is a Renaissance palace in Karlsruhe's Oststadt district on the site of a former Benedictine abbey. Today it is the seat of the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe.

Wikipedia: Schloss Gottesaue (DE)

30. Karlsruhe Zoo

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Karlsruhe Zoo is located north of Karlsruhe Central Station in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. It was opened in 1865 and is one of the oldest zoos in Germany. It has about 4,400 animals and 250 species.

Wikipedia: Karlsruhe Zoo (EN)


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