Karlsruhe PalaceCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
The Karlsruhe palace, built in 1715 by Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach, has served as the residence and seat of the government of the Baden dynasty for 200 hundred years. Since it came into existence this palace has witnessed numerous renovations as it stands at the hub of 32 avenues radiating outwards symmetrically to form Karlsruhe's iconic layout, the so-called "Fächer", or fan. This Palace turned museum, is one of the most active cultural history museums in Germany and has well-maintained beautiful gardens spreading over a large area in the backyard. Sitting on the banks besides the immaculate gardens during early spring or late autumn will fill you with a sense of peace and serenity. Highlights and must sees include:
- Ancient jewellery, crockery and statues collection
- Climbing the stairs to the top of the tower to catch the stunning view of the city
- Walking around the catwalk
- Chinese tea huts
- All stories are accessible by wheelchair for the disabled visitors.
- Last admission to the tower one hour before closing.
- EUR 3:(Reduced) Disabled visitors with a disabled pass. Free admission for one person accompanying along.
- EUR 8: Families
- EUR 0.50: Schoolchildren
- Free: Fridays 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (excluding special exhibits) Museums-PASS-Musees
- From the central train station, take the tram arriving from the left and departing to the right and get down at the stop ‘Marktplatz’.
- Multi Kulti GdbR
- Oberlaender Weinstube
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92.25% of people who visit Karlsruhe include Karlsruhe Palace in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
67.91% of people start their Karlsruhe Palace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Karlsruhe Palace
74.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Karlsruhe Palace
Good size museum. The top floor has the best exhibits in my opinion. There are modern German collections that seem more relevant to Karlsruhe. The first three floors have a lot of ancient artifacts that you have seen in most museum, mummies, religious art, Greek pottery, etc. None of the exhibits have English translations, so all text in the museum is in German only. You can take a separate tour to the tower (turm) for an additional price depending on your desire to see the cityscape. The park behind the palace is really nice with lots of different areas, a small train, and plenty of walking paths. The area was full of people playing soccer, frisbee, and drinking while we were visiting. Overall a young vibrant city. My recommendations are to put the exhibit text in English like most museums do these days and make the signage on where to go for the museum tour more visible. It’s a bit easy to get lost at first. Coat check and restrooms are free. There is a parking garage under the plaza out front that makes getting to the palace very easy. Staff spoke mostly German, with a few that could speak a little English.
Pretty ok. There's a sizable museum inside but no signs of a palace except for one of the hallways. Top of the tower is pretty nice and the garden is great. Only visit if you really have time on your hands.
A great collection of very old art. Extremely well preserved. Not overcrowded. We took a lot of pictures (no flash) The personal is very polite.
Very beautiful place. At least need one visit in life
We stopped here on Father's Day when my daughter and her husband were visiting Germany. We all thought it was pretty neat that we were in Karlsruhe on Father's Day since it's where my son-in-law'sfather was born!!! The palace and gardens are truly wonderful!!!