IntroductionKarlsruhe’s layout is often compared to the shape of a fan as the streets branch out from the city centre in a semi-circular fashion. Right in the middle you’ll find the neo-classical market square, from where most attractions can be reached on foot. Among these is Karlsruhe Palace, originally built in 1715 for Charles III William of Baden-Durlach. It’s now home to the Baden State Museum.
The busy city centre also has a wide array of shops - many of which are high street chains, contemporary galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.
While Karlsruhe is used by many as a base to visit picturesque Baden-Baden or the Black Forest, there is plenty of greenery here too. The Schlosspark, (originally the grounds of Karlsruhe Palace, now a public park) is popular all year round, but in the summer months it really comes into its own with people sunbathing and playing ball games.