Karlsruhe Palace, Karlsruhe

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Karlsruhe Palace was erected in 1715 by Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach, after a dispute with the citizens of his previous capital, Durlach. The city of Karlsruhe has since grown around it. It is now home to the main museum of the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe.HistoryThe first building was constructed by Jakob Friedrich von Batzendorf. The city was planned with the tower of the palace (Schloss) at the centre and 32 streets radiating out from it like spokes on a wheel, or ribs on a folding fan, so that a nickname for Karlsruhe in German is the "fan city" (Fächerstadt).Originally partially made of wood, the palace had to be rebuilt in 1746, using stone. Charles Frederick, Margrave of Baden-Durlach at the time, and who eventually became Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden then had the palace altered by Balthasar Neumann and Friedrich von Kesslau until 1770, adding larger windows and doors, pavilions and wings. In 1785, Wilhelm Jeremias Müller shortened the tower, adding a cupola.During the Revolutions of 1848, Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden was expelled in 1849 for some time. In 1918, the last monarch Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden had to move out. The former residence of the Rulers of Baden is since used as Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe.
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  • The castel form outside and the park is wonderful, also the tower. Inside it looks quite cheap. The museum is big... a bit too much different stuff, times and topics.  more »
  • in the centre ok KArlsruhe is this palace, sorrounded by beautifull gardens, a samll lake with ducks and gueese, with bicicle tracks you can ride all around  more »
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  • Nice large palace, but nothing extraordinary, that would really set it apart from other German palaces. Park is huge, really nice and very well maintained though. Cool peaceful place to walk on a weekend.
  • Big castle and informative museum. The high tower is not so high but gives a good view about the city. The gardens are very large and one can chill out in summer. Overall nice and good.

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