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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Karlsruhe, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 24 sights are available in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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1. ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst

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ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art is a museum in Karlsruhe Art and Media Center, which developed from Museum of Contemporary Art in 1999. As a "collector's museum", the Museum of Contemporary Art is managed as a quasi-independent museum from ZKM under the guidance of Götz Adriani. With the departure of Götz Adriani in 2004, the Museum of Contemporary Art was reorganized as a division of ZKM under the direction of Ingrid Leonie Severin. In 2017, as part of the reorganization of ZKM, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Media Museum were officially dissolved, 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 pheasant garden east of the castle tower, which was built in the years 1764 to 1765 in 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 cultivation of pheasants, until it was converted into a small 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)

4. Bernharduskirche

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

Wikipedia: St. Bernhard (Karlsruhe) (DE)

5. Badisches Landesmuseum

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The Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe is the large cultural, art and regional history museum of the Baden-Württemberg region. With its globally important 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 to the Middle Ages and the 21st century. The museum was founded in 1919 and opened in 1921 in the rooms of Karlsruhe Palace.

Wikipedia: Badisches Landesmuseum (DE)

6. Evangelische Stadtkirche

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Evangelische Stadtkirche Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Protestant City Church is a church built in the early 19th century. This church was built in the 19th century and is located in the center of Karlsruhe. It is one of two church buildings in the Alt-und Mittelstadtgemeinde (Alt-und Mittelstadtgemeinde) in Karlsruhe and serves as a preaching station for the bishops of the Baden Evangelical Area Church and therefore the main church of the church in the area.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Stadtkirche Karlsruhe (DE)

7. Pyramide

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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)

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)

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, among other things, 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. Kaiserplatz

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Kaiserplatz is a square in Karlsruhe's inner city. 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)

11. 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)

12. Altes Stadion

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The Alte Hochschulstadion in Karlsruhe is a stadium planned by architect Hermann Alker in the 1920s and completed in 1930. It is located in Paulckeplatz, Karlsruhe Innenstadt-Ost District, South Campus of Karlsruhe Polytechnic Institute (KIT), and is listed as a cultural monument of special significance.

Wikipedia: Altes Hochschulstadion Karlsruhe (DE)

13. 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)

14. Kleine Kirche

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This chapel is one of the oldest church buildings in Karlsruhe. It is located in Kaiserstraße, Karlsruhe's main commercial street, near Market Square. Kreuzstraße is one of nine streets in the fan-shaped city layout, leading from Karlsruhe Schloss to the main facade of the chapel.

Wikipedia: Kleine Kirche (Karlsruhe) (DE)

15. 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)

16. Schloss Karlsruhe

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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)

17. Lauterberg

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Lauterberg Mountain is an artificial hill in Karlsruhe City Garden, which was built from 1889 to 1893. This hill was originally built for water supply, and there is a former reservoir in it. The filling material comes from the excavation of two lakes in the surrounding area.

Wikipedia: Lauterberg (Karlsruhe) (DE)

18. 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)

19. 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)

20. 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 Kaiserplatz in Karlsruhe, Germany. It is located there surrounded by trees centrally on the square and is oriented to the east, so it seems as if Kaiser Wilhelm I is riding into the city.

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

21. Stadtkirche

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The Protestant City Church is a church building in Grötzingen, Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg), Germany. It is part of the Protestant Church of Karlsruhe-Grötzingen in the Protestant ecclesiastical districts of Karlsruhe and Durach.

Wikipedia: Stadtkirche (Grötzingen) (DE)

22. Großherzogliche Grabkapelle

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The Grand Duchy of Baden 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)

23. Zoologischer Stadtgarten

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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)

24. Lutherkirche

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The Lutheran Church in Karlsruhe was built between 1905 and 1907 and was designed by architect Curjel & Moser. Baden-Württemberg Monument Foundation named it "Monument of the Month" in December 2018.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Karlsruhe) (DE)

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