Posted on January 25, 2013 by sguese
Karlsruhe proves the hills are alive, but perhaps with a more German music. The sunny Badensian city presents one of the most unique layouts in the world. Positioned in a radial layout, Karlsruhe spins out
with parks, green spaces, culture, culinary delights and a vitality you must see to believe. It might not be the most talked about town in the area, but it is still worth a few mutterings from curious travelers.
Ride a bike through virtual NYC at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
Otherwise the Center for Art and Media Technology, this venue in Karlsruhe is an all day affair. It holds two separate museums you will want to explore, Medienmuseum and Museum für Neuekunst. The Medienmuseum, otherwise the Media museum invites visitors to come and watch movies, listen to music, test out video games, flirt with a ritual partner and even bike-ride through a virtual New York City. Museum für Neuekunst on the other presents a top of the line collection of media art spanning all genres from the end of the 20th century.
Get back to Karlsruhe’s roots at the Baden State Museum
The Baden State Museum sets up in a palace. The museum’s grand appearance is not just outward. Within you will find a large number of Greek and Roman antiquities and trophies. Ludwig brought the Turk these items back from campaigns to Turkey throughout the 17th century. The museum remains dedicated to presenting local history to visitors and locals alike.
Be king of the Schloss
Much of Karlsruhe grew up around the Schloss, the city’s castle. The castle began in 1715. From this point, you will find 32 avenues radiating outward. 23 of those thoroughfares lead to the grounds while the remaining nine forms the grid to the city’s old town. It makes for one of the strangest and most unique city layouts.
Day Trip the Black Forest
If you come to Karlsruhe and don’t make a day trip through the Black Forest, you have quite possibly missed the point. Hire a car and head through this dense woodland, set up on the southwest corner of Baden-Württemberg. The first travelers to come through this fairytale land arrived around 19 centuries ago. The Roman emperor Caracalla and his army sought out the natural spring waters of Baden-Baden.
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