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Sightseeing in Karlsruhe - what to see. Complete travel guide

If you look at this city from high above, you will see its shape reminds of a sun. The center of the city is the location of an old palace – a true masterpiece of baroque architecture art. Numerous streets and boulevards that start from the central square look just like sun rays. There is also Market Square in the center of the city. In the center of it is installed a monument in the shape of the pyramid. The monument reminds of the city’s founder – Karlsruhe Carl Wilhelm.
Karlsruhe Technical University remains one of the main symbols of the city. The university was founded in 1825. It is considered one of the oldest and best technical universities in the … Open
Karlsruhe Palace is one of the most notable sights in the city. This is a true miniature cope of Versailles Palace. Today the palace is used to hold the exhibition of Baden Museum; the palace is surrounded by a spacious park zone, so tourists usually mix the observation of exhibits with walks on picturesque parks. The park will guide you towards Botanic Garden. Once this place has been nothing but an impenetrable forest; today tourists can easily walk among fantastic trees and enjoy birds singing. Gottesaue palace is located in the eastern part of the city. The palace was built in the 11th century. This is a grandiose building in Renaissance style that is used as a home to musical university.
Center of Art and Multimedia Technologies is quite notable among the museums of Karlsruhe. You will not find a museum like this anywhere else in the world. Here you will find interactive art works, watch modern installations and visit fascinating seminars. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Karlsruhe is home to wonderful Kamelhof Zoo, in which visitors will find not only local forest fauna, but also animals from exotic countries. They live in beautiful open-air cages equipped … Open
The best place of walks for people, who enjoy shopping, will be Keizerstrasse Street. All best pavilions and trading pavilions of the city are gathered here. You will also find some modern cafes and restaurants on this street.
Admirers of contemporary art will like the State Art Gallery, located in the center of the historical district. The building itself which houses the museum, is of great historical value. It was built in 1846. The collection of the museum is unique, and many of its exhibits are more than 500 years old. The collection of medieval engravings and pictures brought from various European countries are presented in it. On the territory of this museum, there is a small greenhouse, which is used for exhibitions of contemporary art.
1. Travelers are recommended to get the local currency when they go shopping. Large department stores and supermarkets usually accept non-cash payments. Shopping centers often have … Open
An interesting historical symbol of the city is the Castle of Gottesaue. It was built on the site of an ancient Benedictine abbey. The construction of the castle began in 1588 and lasted nine years. During the long history of the castle, it was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. In 1818, it was converted into a barracks, and in the first half of the 20th century, it housed a multi-apartment building. The historical building was badly damaged during the Second World War. The castle was completely restored only by 1982. Currently, the castle is the location of a musical institute.
Fans of walks in historical places will be interested to climb to the top of Mount Turmberg. Here, the ruins of the ancient Castle of Durlach were preserved. This castle was built in the 11th century and for a long time, remained the residence of the Hohenberg Counts. During the next battle in the 16th century, the castle was almost completely destroyed. Only one of its impregnable towers, in which the meteorological station is now located, was preserved. At the top of the mountain, tourists can climb the funicular. In addition to the ruins of the ancient castle, there are many interesting sights.
Hai Long is usually praised as one of the most interesting clothing shops in Karlsruhe. Budget tourists like this shop because of affordable prices. Hai Long mostly sells women’s … Open
Karlsruhe has preserved many interesting religious buildings of various periods. At a small distance from the city center is the Saint Boniface Church. It was built in 1908 and is a vivid monument in the neo-Norman style. At the entrance to the Catholic Church, there is a beautiful statue of Saint Boniface. The building has a rather unusual architectural form; it is built in the form of a Latin cross. Recently, the church underwent a complete reconstruction, during which it was possible to restore the pristine elements of its internal and external design as much as possible.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Karlsruhe
♥   Shopping area ' Kaiserstraße' Karlsruhe, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Karlsruhe
♥   Castle 'Karlsruhe Palace' , 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Favorite' , 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Landeck Castle Rhineland-Palatinate' , 31.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Madenburg Castle' , 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Anebos Castle' , 36.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Karlsruhe
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vosges du Nord' , 65.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 122.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Ballons des Vosges' , 141.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Karlsruhe and around
♥   Art museum 'Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe' Karlsruhe, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe' Karlsruhe, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Karlsruhe from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Strasbourg Bains

From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
You can not only recover excellently and swim in a huge pool there. An excursion to the baths can replace a visit to the local museum. Numerous symbolic bas-reliefs, fine marble decorations and marvelous mosaics - you can see a lot of real works of art there. Tourists planning to visit Strasbourg Baths should take into account that taking pictures in the complex is prohibited. … Read further

Heidelberger Castle

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
At the medieval time, Heidelberger Castle had a wonderful garden. In the 19th century, a part of this garden was reconstructed. Today travellers can adore exotic plants, outstanding fountains and old olive trees. The castle has a lot of secrets, one is covered in the medieval cellars. There was found the largest vine barrel which volume is 212 000 litres. … Read further
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