Unmissable tourist sites
Karlsruhe Travel guide
Karlsruhe : Michelin's recommendations
Karlsruhe was one of the new cities built on a geometric plan during the 18C by the builder princes of southern Germany. The castle of the Margrave of Bade-Durlach was designed in 1715 as the focal point of a fan-shaped town: Karlsruhe. The city came into its own during the 19C when it was made the capital of the Grand Duchy of Bade (1806). Today, it is the seat of the Federal Republic supreme courts. Its university is the oldest technical college in Germany (1825).
Tourist attractions Karlsruhe : Things to see and do
Marktplatz D - 76135 Karlsruhe
This annex to the Badisches Landesmuseum houses Art Nouveau and Art Deco works, and contemporary craft and design.
Hans-Thoma Str. 2-6 D - 76133 Karlsruhe
The museum containns a collection of German primitives and Flemish, Dutch and French paintings (17C and 18C). Note the Hans Thoma collection (19C). The Orangery exhibits classic modernist works and contemporary art (including Expressionists of ..
Schlossplatz D - 76131 Karlsruhe
The castle, residence of the Grand Dukes until 1918, is now the Baden Regional Museum . Be sure to visit the 1st floor devoted to the Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm, «Louis the Turk» ( trophies from the Turkish wars). There is a fine panoramic view from..
Kriegsstr. 90 D - 76133 Karlsruhe
This small hotel in Karlsruhe city centre offers bright rooms, free Wi-Fi and a daily breakfast buffet. The Badisches Staatstheater theatre is a 5-minute walk away. The Hotel Blankenburg was built in 1890. It provides rooms with original works of ar..
Kriegsstr. 94 D - 76133 Karlsruhe
This 3-star hotel offers artistic design, free Wi-Fi, an Italian restaurant and stylish bar. It lies in the centre of Karlsruhe, near all cultural attractions and opposite the state theatre. All rooms at the Arthotel Royal Karlsruhe feature satellit..
Kaiserstr. 76 D - 76133 Karlsruhe
This 3-star hotel stands on Karlsruhe’s market square, less than 100 metres from Marktplatz S-Bahn Train Station. It offers free Wi-Fi and a café with scenic views of Karlsruhe Palace. The spacious rooms and suites at the Hotel am Markt feature a fl..
Hebelstr. 17 D - 76133 Karlsruhe
This restaurant has a smart, modern ambience in a well-kept old townhouse near the market. Seasonal cooking is served.
Mendelssohnplatz D - 76131 Karlsruhe
Akademiestr. 7 D - 76133 Karlsruhe
Axel Krause's very modern cuisine - finely balanced, refined and considered - has breathed fresh life into this traditional wood-panelled restaurant, which has been in the same family for over a century. In summer the flower-filled interior courtyard..
Mathystr. 22 D - 76133 Karlsruhe
Bruno Stiegele lived and worked in Asia for a while and it shows in his tasty, international cuisine. It is there that he met his wife who is responsible for the interior design. The restaurant has a lovely terrace and a smoker's lounge.
Waldstr. 79 D - 76133 Karlsruhe
A comfortable restaurant with a rustic air, decorated with kitchen utensils. Plain, simple food is cooked, but regional specialities are also on the menu.
Festplatz 2 D - 76137 Karlsruhe