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Karlsruhe sights offer visitors a nice variety of architecture, from classical to Renaissance to Baroque. There’s even a bit of Egyptian thrown in to make its diversity that much more interesting.
This Karlsruhe sight is the must-see of the city. The Karlsruhe Palace was designed in the Baroque style and modeled on the famous Versailles. It is the current home of the Baden State Museum and also features some spectacular gardens.
City life swirls around this centrally-located architectural gem. Make sure you schedule some time in your busy sightseeing schedule for a visit.
If the Karlsruhe Palace doesn’t satiate your desire for European palaces, then head on over to the Gottesaue Palace. Its long history began in the 11th century when it was a Benedictine monastery.
The Renaissance style Gottesaue has been repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. After several reincarnations, this Karlsruhe sight is now used as a music college.
Market Square (Marktplatz)
The Market Square constitutes the heart of many German cities and surely, Karlsruhe is no exception. This Karlsruhe sight also includes the Town Hall and the municipal church. Here you can find great examples of classical architecture, as well as the city’s most famous attraction…
Yes, for many years, the symbol of Karlsruhe has been its unique pyramid. It was built in 1823 as a covering for the crypt of Concordia Church. In the crypt, which doesn’t connect directly to the pyramid, you will see the great margrave and founder of Karlsruhe, Karl Wilhelm of Baden-Durlach.
The Karlsruhe Fountains
You won’t find this gem of Karlsruhe sightseeing in any one spot. The fountains of Karlsruhe are spread all over this beautiful city. There are no fewer than 200 (!) fountains throughout town, including 64 with potable water for a hot summer’s day.
See how many of them you can spot during your visit here! ;-)