Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Karlsruhe, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 24 sights
Distance 9.2 km
Ascend 101 m
Descend 100 m

Experience Karlsruhe in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in KarlsruheIndividual Sights in Karlsruhe

Sight 1: Bürklin'sches Mausoleum

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

Wikipedia: Bürklin’sches Mausoleum (DE)

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: 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

1433 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 3: Botanischer Garten des KIT

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The Botanical Garden at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is assigned to the Botanical Institute under Peter Nick and serves both research and teaching. In addition, the conservation of endangered plant species is another core task. Karlsruhe also has a second botanical garden in Karlsruhe, the Schlossgarten. Both botanical gardens emerged from the garden of Karlsruhe Palace and complement each other in their functions, because the palace garden served and still serves above all the recreation and aesthetic pleasure of the population.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (DE)

577 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: 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 the Chinese style, as a building ensemble around a longitudinal oval square. Initially, the building was used for the breeding of pheasants, until around 1773 it was converted into a small castle in the course of the transformation of the castle garden into an English landscape garden.

Wikipedia: Fasanenschlösschen (Karlsruhe) (DE)

743 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: Badisches Landesmuseum

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Badisches Landesmuseum

The Baden State Museum in Karlsruhe is the large cultural, art and regional history museum of the Baden region of Baden-Württemberg. With its globally significant collections, representing more than 50,000 years of international cultural history, it conveys history and historical living environments. 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 (EN), Website

261 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

331 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Schlossgartenbahn

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The Karlsruhe Palace Garden Railway is a park railway with a 600 mm gauge, which runs on a 2.7 kilometre long circuit with only one station through the Karlsruhe Palace Garden.

Wikipedia: Schlossgartenbahn Karlsruhe (DE), Website

182 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Botanischer Garten

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Botanischer Garten Siddhartha Finner (Autor von / 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

564 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 9: Prinz-Max-Palais

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Prinz-Max-Palais Rainer Lück / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Prinz-Max-Palais, initially Palais Schmieder, was built in Karlsruhe between 1881 and 1884 according to designs by Josef Durm in the neo-Renaissance style. It is named after Prince Max of Baden, who lived in the palace from 1900 onwards.

Wikipedia: Prinz-Max-Palais (Karlsruhe) (DE)

7 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 10: 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 maintained by the Literary Society Karlsruhe. It was opened for the first time in 1926, making it one of the oldest literature museums in Germany.

Wikipedia: Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein (DE), Website

965 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

155 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: 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

79 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: 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 parish of Karlsruhe as well as the preaching place of the regional bishop of the Evangelical Church in Baden and thus the main church of the regional church.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Stadtkirche Karlsruhe (DE), Website

391 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: Landgraben

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The Landgraben is a formerly open drainage ditch in Karlsruhe, Germany, which was converted into a sewer in the late 19th century.

Wikipedia: Landgraben (Karlsruhe) (DE)

133 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: St. Stephan

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St. StephanS. Finner in der Wikipedia auf Deutsch (Originaltext: Siddhartha Finner (Autor von / CC BY-SA 3.0

The parish church of St. Stephen is a neoclassical Roman Catholic church in Karlsruhe by Friedrich Weinbrenner.

Wikipedia: St. Stephan (Karlsruhe) (DE)

212 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: Badische Landesbibliothek

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Badische Landesbibliothek Badische Landesbibliothek, Stabsstelle Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Baden State Library is a large universal library in Karlsruhe. Together with the Württembergische Landesbibliothek, the BLB is the legal deposit and regional library for Baden-Württemberg.

Wikipedia: Baden State Library (EN), Website

455 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: Erbgroßherzogliches Palais

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The Hereditary Grand Ducal Palace in Karlsruhe on Kriegsstraße has been the seat of the Federal Court of Justice since 1950.

Wikipedia: Hereditary Grand Ducal Palace (EN)

536 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 18: Stephaniebrunnen

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The Stephanienbrunnen is an ornamental fountain on Stephanplatz in Karlsruhe, Germany. It was unveiled in 1905 and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Stephanienbrunnen (Karlsruhe) (DE), Website

595 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 19: 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. It is surrounded by trees in the center of 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)

46 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: Kaiserplatz

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Kaiserplatz is a square in Karlsruhe's inner city west. 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 centre. In the middle of the square is the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument, an equestrian statue of Wilhelm I facing east.

Wikipedia: Kaiserplatz (Karlsruhe) (DE)

257 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 21: Christuskirche

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The Christuskirche is a Protestant church in Karlsruhe, Germany. It was built between 1896 and 1900 by the Karlsruhe architects Curjel & Moser at the Mühlburger Tor, the beginning of the Weststadt. Today it is protected as a cultural monument of special importance.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Karlsruhe) (DE)

99 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 22: Leibdragonerdenkmal

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The Dragoon Monument on Kaiserallee near the Mühlburger Tor in Karlsruhe (Baden) is dedicated to the 1st Baden Dragoon Regiment No. 20. It was created in 1926–1929 by Kurt Edzard.

Wikipedia: Leibdragonerdenkmal (DE)

289 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 23: Sandkorn-Theater

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Sandkorn-Theater is a theatre in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Wikipedia: Sandkorn-Theater (EN), Website

705 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 24: Bonifatiuskirche

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The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Bonifatius is located in the Weststadt of Karlsruhe, a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The building is registered as an architectural monument with the Baden-Württemberg State Office for the Preservation of Monuments. The parish belongs to the Archdiocese of Freiburg.

Wikipedia: St. Bonifatius (Karlsruhe) (DE), Url


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