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A Short History of Karlsruhe





1715

1717

1797
1806

1817
1823
1825

1848/1849

1901

1913

1918

1945
1950

1956

1963

1975

1997

Karlsruhe was founded by Margrave Karl Wilhelm on the 17th of June

The royal residence was transferred to Karlsruhe

After the concept of Friedrich Weinbrenner, a famous architect, a lot of buildings developed.

Karlsruhe became the regional capital of the Grand Duchy Baden

Beginning of the straightening of the river “Rhein”

Baron Karl Drais invented his “handcar”, the ancestor of the bike.

Construction of the pyramid at the market place. It was built above the gravesite of Margrave Karl Wilhelm.

of Foundation of the university.

Karlsruhe played an important role in the Revolution of Baden

Population number rises up to 100.000 people.

Completion of the central station

After the first World War Karlsruhe became capital of the Republic of Baden, which existed until the end of the World War II.

After the second World War 35% of Karlsruhe were destroyed

Opening of the Federal Supreme Court

Foundation of the nuclear research centre

Population number rises up to 250.000 for the first time

Beginning of the old town restauration



Opening of the ZKM (Centre for Art and Media technology)


Famous sights and places in Karlsruhe




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