Karlsruhe – a centre for culture and recreation as well as a centre of economic life and high-tech
Karlsruhe, once the capital of Baden, lies in the south west of Germany, on the northern flank of Baden-Württemberg. Situated adjacent to the mighty river Rhine, the city is close to the border of France. The climate is very pleasant - its location in the Rhine plain makes Karlsruhe one of the sunniest and warmest cities in Germany.
Founded only 300 years ago by Margrave Karl-Wilhelm, the city’s plan resembles Paris, with streets laid out in rays, like a fan, from the central point of the count’s palace. The renowned 18th century city planner L’Enfant liked Karlsruhe’s design so much; he incorporated its elements into his plan for Washington, D.C.
Art and culture in Karlsruhe
The worldwide unique Centre for Art and Media (ZKM), the widely noticed special exhibitions of the Badisches Landesmuseum, situated in Karlsruhe Castle, the exceptional opera house as well as a multitude of other theatres and museums transforms a journey to Karlsruhe into a memorable cultural experience.
A centre for economic and technological progress
Karlsruhe is embedded in the “TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe”, where eleven cities and several administrative districts have united to one of the most productive regions in Europe. With the advantage of location right in the centre of Europe, “the TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe” stands for cross-border trade as well as economic and technological progress. Numerous known companies are situated here, covering industries from mechanical engineering, plant construction, medical technology, electrical equipment and of course the whole spectrum of the IT sector.
For more information on the city, please visit www.karlsruhe.de/int.en.
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