Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Karlsruhe, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 8.5 km
Ascend 110 m
Descend 111 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: 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 of Contemporary Art was run as a "collector's museum" as a museum that was 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 museums were merged.

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

1241 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

370 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: 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

266 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: 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

212 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

133 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

391 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: 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

79 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: 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

155 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

702 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 10: 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

1037 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

432 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Altes Stadion

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The Old University Stadium in Karlsruhe is a sports stadium planned 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)

659 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

979 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 14: Lutherkirche

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The Protestant Luther Church in Karlsruhe was built between 1905 and 1907 according to plans by the architectural firm Curjel & Moser in the Oststadt and is protected as a cultural monument of special importance. The Baden-Württemberg Monument Foundation named it Monument of the Month December 2018.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Karlsruhe) (DE)

327 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: Bernharduskirche

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The church of St. Bernhard is a Roman Catholic parish church in the neo-Gothic style in the Karlsruhe Oststadt. The construction at the Durlacher Tor forms the church tower, the highest of the city, which is 86 m high, the city center, the highest of the city, the largely visible end of Kaiserstrasse in the east. The church is a counterpart to the Christuskirche at the Mühlburg Gate west of the city center. St. Bernhard is viewed as an important neo -Gothic sacral building in the former Grand Duchy of Baden and is of particular importance as a cultural monument.

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

1477 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 16: 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


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