City of Karlsruhe
Map: Black Forest
Information in brief
- Location: on the north-west edge of the Black Forest
- 115-322 m above sea level
- 300.000 inhabitants
- Districts: Rüppurr, Durlach, Neureut
The capital of Baden is known as the 'Fächerstadt', the fan-shaped city, on account of its layout. The city centre was built to a plan when the city was founded in 1715. The tower of Karlsruhe Palace in the Schlossgarten park is at the centre. As a large city with almost 300,000 inhabitants, Karlsruhe offers an extensive range of cultural activities, including theatres, museums, concerts and cabaret.