Karlsruhe (German pronunciation:
[ˈkaɐ̯lsˌʁuːə] ( listen); formerly Carlsruhe[citation
needed]) is the second-largest city in the state of
Baden-Württemberg, in southwest Germany, near the French-German
border. It has a population of 307,755. The city is the seat of the
two highest courts in Germany: the Federal Constitutional Court and
the Federal Court of Justice. Its most remarkable building is
Karlsruhe Palace, which was built in 1715.
4 Main sights
5.2 Public health
6.1 Internet activities
8 Jewish community
Karlsruhe and the Holocaust
9 Historical population
10 Famous people
11 Notable contemporary entertainment and sports figures
12.1 Technology, engineering, and business
12.2 The arts
12.3 International education
European Institute of Innovation and Technology
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
12.5 University of Education
14 International relations
14.1 Twin towns—sister cities
19 External links
49th parallel north
49th parallel north in the
Karlsruhe lies completely to the east of the Rhine, and almost
completely on the Upper
Rhine Plain. It contains the
Turmberg in the
east, and also lies on the borders of the
Kraichgau leading to the
Northern Black Forest.
The Rhine, one of the world's most important shipping routes, forms
the western limits of the city, beyond which lie the towns of
Wörth am Rhein
Wörth am Rhein in the German state of
Rhineland-Palatinate. The city centre is about 7.5 km
(4.7 mi) from the river, as measured from the Marktplatz (Market
Square). Two tributaries of the Rhine, the
Alb and the Pfinz, flow
through the city from the
Kraichgau to eventually join the Rhine.
The city lies at an altitude between 100 and 322 m (near the
communications tower in the suburb of Grünwettersbach). Its
geographical coordinates are 49°00′N 8°24′E / 49.000°N
8.400°E / 49.000; 8.400; the 49th parallel runs through the city
centre, which puts it at the same latitude as much of the
United States border, the cities
Vancouver (Canada), Paris
Regensburg (Germany), and
Hulunbuir (China). Its course is
marked by a stone and painted line in the Stadtgarten (municipal
park). The total area of the city is 173.46 km2
(66.97 sq mi), hence it is the 30th largest city in Germany
measured by land area. The longest north-south distance is
16.8 km (10.4 mi) and 19.3 km (12.0 mi) in the
Karlsruhe is part of the urban area of Karlsruhe/Pforzheim, to which
certain other towns in the district of
Karlsruhe such as Bruchsal,
Ettlingen, Stutensee, and Rheinstetten, as well as the city of
MiRO oil refinery
The city was planned with the palace tower (Schloss) at the center and
32 streets radiating out from it like the spokes of a wheel, or
the ribs of a folding fan, so that one nickname for
German is the "fan city" (Fächerstadt). Almost all of these streets
survived until today. Because of this city layout, in metric geometry,
Karlsruhe metric refers to a measure of distance that assumes travel
is only possible along radial streets and along circular avenues
around the centre.
The city centre is the oldest part of town and lies south of the
palace in the quadrant defined by nine of the radial streets. The
central part of the palace runs east-west, with two wings, each at a
45° angle, directed southeast and southwest (i.e., parallel
with the streets marking the boundaries of the quadrant defining the
The market square lies on the street running south from the palace to
Ettlingen. The market square has the town hall (Rathaus) to the west,
Lutheran church (Evangelische Stadtkirche) to the east, and
the tomb of Margrave Charles III William in a pyramid in the
buildings, resulting in
Karlsruhe being one of only three large cities
Germany where buildings are laid out in the neoclassical style.
The area north of the palace is a park and forest. Originally the area
to the east of the palace consisted of gardens and forests, some of
which remain, but the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (founded in
Wildparkstadion football stadium, and residential areas have
been built there. The area west of the palace is now mostly
Panorama of Karlsruhe, looking south from the palace tower: The
Institute of Technology is on the left, the market square in the
centre, the Federal Constitutional Court on the right. Wings of the
palace align with streets, all radiating out from the centre of town,
i.e., the palace tower.
A 180-degree panorama from atop the palace tower, facing north
Karlsruhe experiences an oceanic climate (Köppen climate
classification Cfb) and its winter climate is milder, compared to most
other German cities, except for the Rhine-Ruhr area. Summers are also
hotter than elsewhere in the country and it is one of the sunniest
cities in Germany, like the Rhine-Palatinate area.
almost evenly spread throughout the year. In 2008, the weather station
in Karlsruhe, which had been operating since 1876, was closed; it was
replaced by a weather station in Rheinstetten, south of Karlsruhe.
Climate data for Karlsruhe/Rheinstetten,
Germany for 1981–2010
Record high °C (°F)
Average high °C (°F)
Daily mean °C (°F)
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Source: Data derived from Deutscher Wetterdienst
According to legend, the name Karlsruhe, which translates as
"Charles’ repose", was given to the new city after a hunting trip
when Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach, woke from a dream
in which he dreamt of founding his new city. A variation of this story
claims that he built the new palace to find peace from his wife.
Charles William founded the city on June 17, 1715, after a dispute
with the citizens of his previous capital, Durlach. The founding of
the city is closely linked to the construction of the palace.
Karlsruhe became the capital of Baden-Durlach, and in 1771, of the
Baden until 1945. Built in 1822, the Ständehaus was the first
parliament building in a German state. In the aftermath of the
democratic revolution of 1848, a republican government was elected
Karlsruhe was visited by
Thomas Jefferson during his time as the
American envoy to France; when
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Pierre Charles L'Enfant was planning
the layout of Washington, DC, Jefferson passed to him maps of 12
European towns to consult, one of which was a sketch he had made of
Karlsruhe during his visit.
In 1860, the first-ever international professional convention of
Karlsruhe Congress, was held in the city.
Much of the central area, including the palace, was reduced to rubble
by Allied bombing during World War II, but was rebuilt after the war.
Located in the American zone of the postwar Allied occupation,
Karlsruhe was home to an American military base, established in 1945.
In 1995, the bases closed, and their facilities were turned over to
the city of Karlsruhe.
The following list shows the most significant groups of immigrants
residing in the city of
Karlsruhe by country.
The Stadtgarten is a recreational area near the main railway station
(Hauptbahnhof) and was rebuilt for the 1967 Federal Garden Show
(Bundesgartenschau). It is also the site of the
Turmberg has a look-out tower (hence its name). It is a
former keep dating back to the 13th century.
The city has two botanical gardens: the municipal Botanischer Garten
Karlsruhe, which forms part of the Palace complex, and the Botanischer
Garten der Universität Karlsruhe, which is maintained by the
Panorama of the courtyard of Botanischer Garten Karlsruhe.
The Marktplatz has a stone pyramid marking the grave of the city's
founder. Built in 1825, it is the emblem of Karlsruhe. The city is
nicknamed the "fan city" (die Fächerstadt) because of its design
layout, with straight streets radiating fan-like from the Palace.
Karlsruhe Palace (Schloss) is an interesting piece of
architecture; the adjacent Schlossgarten includes the Botanical Garden
with a palm, cactus and orchid house, and walking paths through the
woods to the north.
The so-called Kleine Kirche (Little Church), built between 1773 and
1776, is the oldest church of Karlsruhe's city centre.
Friedrich Weinbrenner designed many of the city's most
important sights. Another sight is the Rondellplatz with its
'Constitution Building Columns' (1826). It is dedicated to Baden's
first constitution in 1818, which was one of the most liberal of its
time. The Münze (mint), erected in 1826/27, was also built by
St. Stephan parish church
The St. Stephan parish church is one of the masterpieces of
neoclassical church architecture in. Weinbrenner, who built this
church between 1808 and 1814, orientated it to the Pantheon, Rome.
Grand Ducal burial chapel
The neo-Gothic Grand Ducal Burial Chapel, built between 1889 and 1896,
is a mausoleum rather than a church, and is located in the middle of
The main cemetery of
Karlsruhe is the oldest park-like cemetery in
Germany. The crematorium was the first to be built in the style of a
Karlsruhe is also home to a Museum of Natural History, an opera house
Baden State Theatre), as well as a number of independent theatres
and art galleries. The State Art Gallery, built in 1846 by Heinrich
Hübsch, displays paintings and sculptures from six centuries,
particularly from France,
Germany and Holland. Karlsruhe's newly
renovated art museum is one of the most important art museums in
Baden-Württemberg. Further cultural attractions are scattered
throughout Karlsruhe's various incorporated suburbs. Established in
1924, the Scheffel Association is the largest literary society in
Germany. Today the Prinz-Max-Palais, built between
1881 and 1884 in neoclassical style, houses the organisation and
includes its museum.
Breweries and buildings in art nouveau style were predominant in the
Due to population growth in the late 19th century,
several suburban areas (Vorstadt) in the
Gründerzeit and especially
art nouveau styles of architecture, with many preserved examples.
Karlsruhe is also home to the Majolika-Manufaktur, the only
art-ceramics pottery studio in Germany. Founded in
1901, it is located in the Schlossgarten. A 'blue streak' (Blauer
Strahl) consisting of 1,645 ceramic tiles, connects the studio with
the Palace. It is the world's largest ceramic artwork.[citation
Another tourist attraction is the Centre for Art and Media (Zentrum
für Kunst und Medientechnologie, or ZKM), which is located in a
converted ammunition factory.
The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany
Karlsruhe is the seat of the German Federal Constitutional Court
(Bundesverfassungsgericht) and the highest
Court of Appeals in civil
and criminal cases, the Bundesgerichtshof. The courts came to
Karlsruhe after World War II, when the provinces of
Württemberg were merged. Stuttgart, capital of Württemberg, became
the capital of the new province (Württemberg-
Baden in 1945 and
Baden-Württemberg in 1952). In compensation for the state authorities
relocated to Stuttgart,
Karlsruhe applied to become the seat of the
There are four hospitals: The municipal Klinikum
the maximum level of medical services, the St. Vincentius-Kliniken and
the Diakonissenkrankenhaus, connected to the Catholic and Protestant
churches, respectively, offer central services, and the private
Paracelsus-Klinik basic medical care, according to state hospital
demand planning.
Germany's largest oil refinery is located in Karlsruhe, at the western
edge of the city, directly on the river Rhine. The Technologieregion
Karlsruhe is a loose confederation of the region's cities in order to
promote high tech industries; today, about 20% of the region's jobs
are in research and development. EnBW, one of Germany's biggest
electric utility companies and a revenue of 19.2 billion € in
2012, is headquartered in the city.
Due to the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology providing services until
the late 1990,
Karlsruhe became known as the internet capital of
Germany. The DENIC, Germany's Network Information Centre, has
since moved to Frankfurt, though, where
DE-CIX is located.
Two major internet service providers,
schlund+partner/1&1, now both owned by United Internet AG,
are located at Karlsruhe.
The library of the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology developed the
Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog, the first internet site that allowed
researchers worldwide (for free) to search multiple library catalogues
In the year 2000 the regional online "newspaper" ka‑news.de was
created. As a daily newspaper, it not only provides the news, but also
informs readers about upcoming events in
Karlsruhe and surrounding
Rail yard, bypass road Südtangente
In addition to established companies,
Karlsruhe has a vivid and
spreading startup community with well-known startups like
STAPPZ. Together, the local high tech industry is responsible
for over 22.000 jobs.
Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe (VBK) operates the city's urban public
transport network, comprising seven tram routes and a network of bus
routes. This network is well developed and all city areas can be
reached round the clock by tram and a night bus system. The
Turmbergbahn funicular railway, to the east of the city centre, is
also operated by the VBK.
The VBK is also a partner, with the
Deutsche Bahn, in the operation of the
Karlsruhe Stadtbahn, the rail
system that serves a larger area around the city. This system makes it
possible to reach other towns in the region, like Ettlingen, Wörth am
Rhein, Pforzheim, Bad Wildbad, Bretten, Bruchsal, Heilbronn,
Baden-Baden, and even
Freudenstadt in the
Black Forest right from the
city centre. The Stadtbahn is well known in transport circles around
the world for pioneering the concept of operating trams on train
tracks, to achieve a more effective and attractive public transport
system, to the extent that this is often known as the
Karlsruhe is well-connected via road and rail, with
InterCityExpress connections going to Frankfurt, Stuttgart/
Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof. Since June 2007 it has
been connected to the
TGV network, reducing travel time to
only three hours (previously it had taken five hours).
Two ports on the
Rhine provide transport capacity on cargo ships,
especially for petroleum products.
The nearest airport is part of the
Baden Airpark (officially Flughafen
Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden) about 45 km (28 mi) southwest of
Karlsruhe, with regular connections to airports in
Germany and Europe
Frankfurt International Airport can be reached in about an
hour and a half by car (one hour by InterCityExpress); Stuttgart
Airport can be reached in about one hour (about an hour and a half by
train and S‑Bahn).
Two interesting facts in transportation history are that both Karl
Drais, the inventor of the bicycle, as well as Karl Benz, the inventor
of the automobile were born in Karlsruhe. Benz was born in Mühlburg,
which later became a borough of
Karlsruhe (in 1886). Benz also studied
Karlsruhe University. It also is interesting that Benz’s wife
Bertha took the world's first long distance-drive with an automobile
Mannheim to Karlsruhe-Grötzingen and
Pforzheim (see Bertha Benz
Memorial Route). Their professional lives led both men to the
neighboring city of Mannheim, where they first applied their most
Baden Life Grenadiers in several wars, 1803–1918,
existed until 2010
Karlsburg Castle in Durlach
Jews settled in
Karlsruhe soon after its founding. They were
attracted by the numerous privileges granted by its founder to
settlers, without discrimination as to creed. Official documents
attest the presence of several Jewish families at
1717. A year later the city council addressed to the margrave a
report in which a question was raised as to the proportion of
municipal charges to be borne by the newly arrived Jews, who in that
year formed an organized congregation, with Rabbi Nathan Uri Kohen of
Metz at its head. A document dated 1726 gives the names of twenty-four
Jews who had taken part in an election of municipal officers.
As the city grew, permission to settle there became less easily
obtained by Jews, and the community developed more slowly. A 1752
Jewry ordinance stated Jews were forbidden to leave the city on
Sundays and Christian holidays, or to go out of their houses during
church services, but they were exempted from service by court
summonses on Sabbaths. They could sell wine only in inns owned by Jews
and graze their cattle, not on the commons, but on the wayside only.
Nethanael Weill was a rabbi in
Karlsruhe from 1750 until his death.
In 1783, by a decree issued by Margrave Charles Frederick of Baden,
the Jews ceased to be serfs, and consequently could settle wherever
they pleased. The same decree freed them from the Todfall tax, paid to
the clergy for each Jewish burial. In commemoration of these changes
special prayers were prepared by the acting rabbi Jedidiah Tiah Weill,
who, succeeding his father in 1770, held the office until 1805.
In 1808 the new constitution of what at that time, during the
Napoleonic era, had become the Grand Duchy of
Baden granted Jews
citizenship status; a subsequent edict, in 1809, constitutionally
acknowledged Jews as a religious group. The latter edict
provided for a hierarchical organization of the Jewish communities of
Baden, under the umbrella of a central council of
Baden Jewry (Oberrat
der Israeliten Badens), with its seat in Karlsruhe, and the
appointment of a chief rabbi of Karlsruhe, as the spiritual head of
the Jews in all of Baden. The first chief rabbi of
Baden was Rabbi Asher Loew, who served from 1809 until his death in
Complete emancipation was given in 1862, Jews were elected to city
Baden parliament, and from 1890 were appointed judges.
Jews were persecuted in the 'Hep-Hep' riots that occurred in 1819; and
anti-Jewish demonstrations were held in 1843, 1848, and the 1880s. The
well-known German-Israeli artist
Leo Kahn studied in
France and Israel in the 1920s and 1930s.
Today, there are about 900 members in the Jewish community, many of
whom are recent immigrants from Russia, and an orthodox rabbi.
Karlsruhe has memorialized its Jewish community and notable pre-war
synagogues with a memorial park.
Jewish cemetery of Grötzingen
Karlsruhe Synagogue, built by
Friedrich Weinbrenner in 1798, existed
The new synagogue
Public menorah on the Marktplatz
Karlsruhe and the Holocaust
In 1933, 3,358 Jews lived in Karlsruhe. The Jewish community owned
buildings and property, such as two synagogues, one on
Karl-Friedrich-Straße and one on Kronenstraße, two elderly citizens'
homes, a Jewish school, a hospital, welfare institutions, and several
Jewish cemeteries. During the first years of the Nazi regime, the
community continued to function, particularly to prepare Jews for
emigration. On October 28, 1938, all male Polish Jews living in
Karlsruhe were deported to Poland. Synagogues were destroyed on
Kristallnacht, 9–10 November 1938. Most of the men were arrested and
sent to Dachau concentration camp, but were released after they had
furnished proof that they intended to emigrate. In October 1940, 895
Jews were expelled during Operation Wagner-Bürckel and interned by
the French Vichy authorities in Gurs in southern France. Most of these
were then deported from there to
Auschwitz (via the Drancy deportation
camp, on the outskirts of Paris) between August and November 1942.
Most of the 429 remaining Jews and other so‑called "non-Aryans" were
deported to the east between 1941 and 1944. In 1945 there were only 18
Jews in Karlsruhe. More than 1,000 of them had been killed between
1933 and 1945. The
Baden Central Jewish Council was reorganized in
1948. A new synagogue was built in 1969.
Some 113 holocaust victims are commemorated by brass plaques on
Karlsruhe's sidewalks, the so-called Stolpersteine.
George Bayer, pioneer in the USA state of Missouri
Karl Benz (1844–1929), mechanical engineer and inventor of the first
automobile as well as the founder of Benz & Co., Daimler-Benz, and
Mercedes-Benz (now part of Daimler AG). He was born in the
Karlsruhe borough of
Mühlburg and educated at
School, the Lyceum, and Poly-Technical University
Hermann Billing, Art Nouveau architect, was born and lived in
Karlsruhe, where he built his first famous works
Siegfried Buback, (1920–1977), then-Attorney General of
fell victim to terrorists of the
Rote Armee Fraktion
Rote Armee Fraktion in April 1977 in
Karl Drais, (1785–1851), German inventor of the two-wheeler
principle basic to bicycle and motorcycle, key typewriter, and
earliest stenograph, was born and died in
Theodor von Dusch
Theodor von Dusch (1824–1890), physician remembered for experiments
involving cotton-wool filters for bacteria
Ludwig Eichrodt, writer
Harry L. Ettlinger, U.S. Army private who assisted the MFAA in the
recovery of art looted by the Nazis. He was the last Jewish boy to
celebrate his bar mitzvah in Karlsruhe's Kronenstrasse Synagogue, on
September 24, 1938.
Clara Mathilda Faisst (1872–1948), pianist and composer
Hans Frank (1900–1946), Obergruppenführer SA,
governor-general of Nazi-occupied Poland; hanged at
Nuremberg for his
war crimes during World War II
Reinhold Frank, (1896–1945), German lawyer who worked for the
resistance in Nazi Germany, ran a law practice in Karlsruhe; in his
honour the street in
Karlsruhe where the lawyer's chambers were
founded bears his name
Karoline von Günderrode, a German poet, was born in Karlsruhe
Johann Peter Hebel, writer and poet, lived in
Karlsruhe for most of
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz: discovered electromagnetic waves at the
University of Karlsruhe
University of Karlsruhe in the late 1880s. A lecture room named after
Hertz lies close to the very spot where the discovery was made.
Friedrich Hund, a physicist of the pioneering generation of quantum
mechanics (see Hund's rules); was born here
Hedwig Kettler (1851–1937), founded the first German
Mädchengymnasium (girls' high school), located in Karlsruhe
Gustav Landauer, (1870–1919), one of the leading theorists of
anarchism in Germany, was born in Karlsruhe
Markus Lüpertz worked and lives in Karlsruhe; he created the
Narrenbrunnen (Fool's Fountain) in the city center
Wolfgang Rihm is a resident of Karlsruhe
In 1886, Joseph Viktor von Scheffel, a German poet and novelist, was
born in Karlsruhe
Peter Sloterdijk, (born 1947), German philosopher
Johann Gottfried Tulla
Johann Gottfried Tulla (born in 1770 in Karlsruhe): instrumental in
stabilizing and straightening the course of the southern Rhine; a
co-founder of the
Karlsruhe University (1825)
Baden (1862–1930), born in Karlsruhe, queen consort of
Sweden by her marriage to King Gustaf V of Sweden
Friedrich Weinbrenner, (1766–1826) a German architect of
neoclassicism; his tomb is situated in the main Protestant church in
Richard Willstätter, recipient of 1915 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Eugen Fischer, (1874–1967) was a German professor of medicine,
anthropology, and eugenics, and a member of the Nazi Party.
Notable contemporary entertainment and sports figures
Dennis Aogo, German football defender who currently plays for VfB
Christa Bauch, female bodybuilder
Walther Bensemann is one of the founders of the first southern German
Karlsruher FV and later he became one of the founders of
DFB and the founder of Kicker, which is Germany's leading soccer
Oliver Bierhoff, (born 1968), retired German football striker and
former national team captain for the
Germany and Italian Serie A
clubs Udinese, A.C. Milan and Chievo; currently working as the
German national team manager
Andi Deris, (born 1964) German musician and songwriter, lead singer of
the power metal band Helloween
Karl Elzer, stage and film actor
Gottfried Fuchs (1889–1972), was born in
Karlsruhe and holds the
record of ten goals in one single international soccer match for the
German national team
Regina Halmich, (born 1976), retired female boxing flyweight world
Vincenzo Italiano, Italian footballer currently plays for Calcio
Sead Kolašinac (born 20 June 1993) is a Bosnian footballer who plays
as a left back for Arsenal FC
Oliver Kahn, (born 1969), retired goalkeeper of Karlsruher SC, Bayern
Munich and Germany
Sebastian Koch, (born 1962), German actor
Renate Lingor, former German national football player
Mehmet Scholl, (born 1970), German retired footballer for Karlsruher
SC, later Bayern
Munich and the German national team
Muhammed Suiçmez, (born 1975), Turkish guitarist and composer for
German technical death metal band Necrophagist
Eugene Weingand (1934–1986), actor and television host who claimed
Peter Lorre Jr.
Moon Gayoung, (born 1996), South Korea actress
Karlsruhe is a renowned research and study centre, with one of
Germany's finest institutions of higher education.
Technology, engineering, and business
Karlsruhe University (Universität Karlsruhe-TH), the oldest
technical university in Germany, is home to the Forschungszentrum
Karlsruhe Research Center), where engineering and
scientific research is performed in the areas of health, earth, and
environmental sciences. The
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
(Hochschule Karlsruhe-HS) is the largest university of technology in
the state of Baden-Württemberg, offering both professional and
academic education in engineering sciences and business. In 2009, the
University of Karlsruhe
University of Karlsruhe joined the
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe to form
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe
Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe is one of the smallest
universities in Germany, with average 300 students, but it is known as
one of the most significant academies of fine arts. The Karlsruhe
University of Arts and Design (HfG) was founded to the same time as
its sister institution, the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
(Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie). The HfG teaching and
research focuses on new media and media art. The Hochschule für Musik
Karlsruhe is a music conservatory that offers degrees in composition,
music performance, education, and radio journalism. Since 1989 it has
been located in the Gottesaue Palace.
Karlshochschule International University (formerly known as Merkur
Internationale Fachhochschule) was founded in 2004. As a
foundation-owned, state-approved management school, Karlshochschule
offers undergraduate education in both German and English, focusing on
international and intercultural management, as well as service- and
culture-related industries. Furthermore, an international consecutive
Master of Arts in leadership studies is offered in English.
European Institute of Innovation and Technology
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Main article: European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Karlsruhe hosts one of the European Institute of Innovation and
Technology's Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) focusing on
sustainable energy. Other co‑centres are based in Grenoble, France
(CC Alps Valleys); Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Leuven,
Spain (CC Iberia); Kraków,
PolandPlus); and Stockholm, Sweden (CC Sweden).
University of Education
Karlsruhe University of Education was founded in 1962. It is
specialized in educational processes. The University has about 3700
students and 180 full-time researchers and lecturers. It offers a wide
range of educational studies, like teaching profession for primary and
secondary schools (both optional with a European Teaching Certificate
profile), Bachelor programs that specializes in Early Childhood
Education and in Health and Leisure Education, Master programs in
Intercultural Education, Migration and
Multilingualism. Furthermore, the University of Education Karlsruhe
offers a Master program for Biodiversity and Environmental
see: List of schools in Germany
In 1999 the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Centre for
Art and Media) was opened. Within a short time it built up a worldwide
reputation as a cultural institution. Linking new media theory and
practice, the ZKM is located in a former weapons factory. Among the
institutes related to the ZKM are the Staatliche Hochschule für
Gestaltung (State University of Design), whose president is
Peter Sloterdijk and the Museum for Contemporary Art.
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany
Twin towns—sister cities
Karlsruhe is twinned with:
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
The city is also in a partnership relationship with:
Gottesau Palace (now music college).
Ukrainian village Stepove near the city of
Mykolaiv in southern
Ukraine was established by German colonists as Karlsruhe.
Every year in July there is a large open-air festival lasting three
days called simply Das Fest ("The Festival").
Baden State Theatre has sponsored the
Händel Festival since 1978.
The city hosted the 23rd and 31st European Juggling Conventions (EJC)
in 2000 and 2008.
In July the African Summer Festival is held in the city's Nordstadt.
Markets, drumming workshops, exhibitions, a varied children's
programme, and musical performances take place during the three days
In the past
Karlsruhe has been the host of
LinuxTag (the biggest Linux
event in Europe) and until 2006 hosted the annual Linux Audio
Visitors and locals watched the total solar eclipse at noon on August
11, 1999. The city was not only located within the eclipse path but
was one of the few within
Germany not plagued by bad weather.
Karlsruher SC (KSC), DFB (3. Liga)
BG Karlsruhe, Basketball-Pro-Liga A (second division)
Karlsruhe co-hosted the FIBA EuroBasket 1985.
TC Rueppurr (TCR), [Tennis-Bundesliga] (women's first division)
Karlsruhe Cougars, Regional League South-East (men's baseball), 1st
Bundesliga South (women's softball I) and State League South (women's
Badener Greifs, currently competing in the Regional League Central but
formerly a member of the German Football League's 1st Bundesliga, lost
Berlin Adler in the 1987
German Bowl (see also: German Football
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