With more than 300,000 inhabitants, Karlsruhe is the second-largest city in Baden-Württemberg and the upper center of the Southern Palatinate as well as the Middle Oberrhein region. The Karlsruhe, founded in 1715 as a Baroque town from the present district of Durlach, was the capital and residence of the former state of Baden. Characteristic of the original city map are the 32 streets around the castle, which radiate around the park and the hardwood of the upper ridge. Only the southern quarter was built close to the center; Karlsruhe owes its fan-shaped ground plan the nickname "Fächerstadt".
More than 60 hotels and accommodation establishments form the tourist picture of Karlsruhe. If you want to stay close to the center, choose a hostel near the Karlsruhe train station. From here you can easily reach all sightseeing spots of the metropolis on foot or by public transport.
Visitors who visit Karlsruhe can not miss a visit to the city castle. In the middle of the forest, built as a pleasure palace in the 17th century, the first central building of the later town of Karlsruhe became a little later. Furthermore, it is best to walk around the most central square of Karlsruhe, the market square! Characteristic of this sightseeing highlight is the pyramid built in 1823, under which, since the 18th century, a crypt with the bones of the name of the city count of Baden-Durlach is located.
Karlsruhe - the residence of the right is well known over the city limits for the Federal Court of Justice. If you would like to see Justitia voluntarily in the eye, the court should also take a guided tour to mind. The Grand Ducal Palace in Karlsruhe is the service building of the President of the Federal Court of Justice. He is the supreme court of the Federal Republic of Germany in the area of ??ordinary jurisdiction.