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The suburb of Durlach is much older than Karlsruhe itself. The settlement was probably founded in the 12th century. In 1565 it became the residence of the Marggrave of Baden-Durlach, who moved here from Pforzheim and had the small castle replaced by a suitable palace. The name "Karlsburg" recalls its first inhabitant, Marggrave Karl II of Baden-Durlach.
Only the Southern gate wing, the so-called "Prinzessinnenbau" (Princess wing), is left of the old palace, the rest was destroyed by French troops in 1689. The present Western wing, part of a much larger project, was built around 1700.
After the foundation of Karlsruhe in 1715 the Marggrave moved to his new residence. The palace in Durlach was but occasionally used afterwards and thus never completed.
The palace now contains offices of the town administration, a high school and the Pfinzgaumuseum, a small historical museum.
Address: Durlach, Schlossplatz
Directions: Tram 1 or 8 to "Schlossplatz"
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