Tree-lined streets arranged in a fan-shaped pattern converge at the grounds of the stately castle in the heart of Karlsruhe. Using Versailles as a model, Margrave Karl Wilhelm commissioned its construction in the 18th century. From the top of the castle tower visitors can enjoy spectacular views down on Via Triumphalis and the buildings designed by neo-classic master architect Friedrich Weinbrenner. However, Karlsruhe has more to offer than just history; the fan-shaped city boasts a lively student scene and many cultural attractions including art galleries and excellent shopping facilities.

Karlsruhe Erleben