"The Former Capital" Karlsruhe by hunterV

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"Fan City"

Karlsruhe was the capital of Baden until 1952.
It was known as a
fan-city on account of the fan-shaped layout given to it by its founder, Duke Karl-Wilhelm of Baden.
He designed the fan-shaped network of streets radiating outward from the tower.

Inland Port

Now you can see a small pyramid in the heart of the city.
The pyramid stands on the place of the church over the grave of Duke Karl-Wilhelm.
Now the city has the second biggest inland port in Germany and a famous university.
The university students spend their free time in the Castle Park that is a stone's throw from the college.
We went to that park for some relaxation, too.
There is a small lake and you can just lie on the grass and enjoy the sunshine.

A Pleasant Trip

I enjoyed the little time I was in that city and hope I will have another chance of going there with my family and friends.

  • Last visit to Karlsruhe: Apr 2001
  • Intro Updated Aug 13, 2011
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