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  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    The small river Alb is accompanied by parks, footpaths and bike trails on both banks. The best known part is the Günther-Klotz-Anlage further upstream, but the prettiest and most idyllic part is to be found in Karlsruhe's south western suburb of Dax…
  2. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Ettlingen, Germany
    Ettlingen can easily be reached by bicycle from Karlsruhe. A marked bike trail follows the Alb river through parks and fields. The pleasant ride takes, depending on your speed and fitness, about 30-45 minutes. This first part of the trail is entirely…
  3. Free! "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    The statue of the crazy horse was made by the sculptor Jürgen Goertz in 1974. Originally named „Trojan Horse“, it was supposed to be put up inside the theatre but then decided against. In 1981 the Land Baden-Württemberg bought the sculpture and…
  4. Average priced "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Karlsruhe's theatre may not be one of the big famous opera houses but it's not bad either! Advantage: tickets are affordable. The theatre building at Ettlinger Tor contains two theatres, „Großes Haus“ which shows opera, ballet and drama, plus …
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    A 'must see' for all admirers of Jugendstil (art nouveau) architecture is the hidden Baischstraße, just off Kaiserplatz. The street was planned to be the „Beverly Hills“ of Karlsruhe. A gatehouse separates the quiet dead-end lane from the busy, …
  6. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Carl Benz was born on November 25, 1844 in Mühlburg, now a Western suburb of Karlsruhe. The exact location of his birth had long been unknown but recent research shed light on the secret. Benz was born in the in named „Stadt Karlsruhe“ in Rheins…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    A small but very pretty park is located in the Schloss and Schlosspark area behind the constitutional court. The botanical garden is agreat place to relax after shopping or visiting the surrounding museums. Buy an icecream in Kaiserstraße and then w…
  8. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Ettlingen, Germany
    The catholic parish church of St. Martin is mostly a baroque building, the romanesque tower and the gothic choir derive from the medieval precedessor. The baroque nave contains a surprise: The vaulted ceiling is covered with colourful modern frescoe…
  9. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Ettlingen, Germany
    The palace of the Margraves of Baden-Baden contains parts of a medieval castle. Three rectangular wings were built in the 16th and early 7th century. In the war of 1689 the French troups burnt down the town and the palace. The widowed Margravine Siby…
  10. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Visitors who like to prepare their own food instead of eating out all the time or at least like to have some fresh fruit now and then will appreciate the farmers' markets. Here are the best locations and their opening hours: Stephansplatz (behind Eu…
  11. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Karlsruhe is the seat of Germany's top judiciary institutions, including Bundesverfassungsgericht (constitutional court), Bundesgerichtshof (federal court of justice) and Bundesanwaltschaft (federal state attourney). The Bundesverfassungsgericht bu…
  12. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    The suburb of Durlach is much older than Karlsruhe itself. The settlement was probably founded in the 12th century. In 1565 it became the residence of the Marggrave of Baden-Durlach, who moved here from Pforzheim and had the small castle replaced by …
  13. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Being less than 300 years old, Karlsruhe is lacking that certain old town atmosphere which people associate with Romantic Germany. It exists, however, in the much older suburb of Durlach east of the city. Getting there takes 10 minutes by tram. Tram …
  14. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Karlsruhe’s Kunsthalle is one of the oldest public galleries of fine arts in Germany, opened in 1846. The permanent exhibition is based on the art collection of the Margraves and later Grand dukes of Baden and religious art that became property of …
  15. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Museum für Naturkunde shows anything about natural science from dinosaur skeletons to live fish, insects and reptiles. The Vivarium with live animals has recently been renovated and redesigned. The different departments of the permanent presentation…
  16. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Karlsruhe's youngest church is one day old while I am writing this - it has been inaugurated only yesterday. In times of diminuishing numbers of church members and thus diminuishing church tax, a newly built church has become a rarity. For people who…
  17. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Rappenwört on the Rhine is Karlsruhe's finest open air swimming pool, founded in the 1920s. Some original buildings from the twenties are preserved, for example the entrance gate. The original pool was simply a branch of the river, fenced off and th…
  18. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Gernsbach, Germany
    The Murgtal tram line is part of the KVV network. It has been installed on a closed-down railway line about 15 years ago, with new tracks and stops in all villages. Gengenbach has two tram stops, namely "Gengenbach Bahnhof" and "Gengenbach Mitte"…
  19. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Bad Herrenalb, Germany
    Relaxing, swimming in thermal water from a natural spring, sauna and steam baths, offers for massages, aqua healing, water gymnastics and similar. Indoor pools 30°C and 35°C, outdoor pool 30°C Opening hours: daily 9.00-22.00 Prices: depend on h…
  20. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Ettlingen, Germany
    Ettlingen's Christmas market is named "Sternlesmarkt" ("little stars market"). It opens on the Thursday before the first Advent Sunday and stays open beyond the Christmas holidays until Dec 28 (closed in the afternoon of Christmas Eve and on Christm…
  21. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Ettlingen, Germany
    The whole lower part of the Alb valley up to Bad Herrenalb is well connected to Karlsruhe's tram network. The line S 1 runs from Bad Herrenalb via Ettlingen to Karlsruhe, passes both Karlsruhe central station and the city centre and continues to the …
  22. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Ettlingen, Germany
    Ettlingen is well connected to Karlsruhe's public transportation network. The tram lines S1 and S11 take you from both Karlsruhe's centre and train station to Ettlingen every 10 minutes. For the old town and the palace, get off at either „Ettling…
  23. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Is Turmberg the southernmost of the Kraichgau hills or the northernmost peak of the Black Forest? Opinions are different on this world-shaking question, but everyone agrees that the Turmberg tower is the best viewpoint of Karlsruhe. From the top of t…
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