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Karlsruhe – a forward-thinking and cultured city

| September 8, 2017

With a population of close to 300,000, Karlsruhe is situated on the Rhineland plain, between Vosges mountains, black forest, and palatinate forest. It is home to the two highest German federal courts; The federal constitutional court and the supreme federal court This has always made this town one of the most liberal ones in Germany and allowed art and culture to flourish. Due to its courts, it has a reputation as a city of servants. Compared to other German metropoles Karlsruhe is a very young city with a history of only about 300 years. It is Germany’s online capital and a hub of science and technology.

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Karlsruhe’s most wanted

Laid out in its characteristic fan-shaped orientation around the castle in the center of town, are Karlsruhe’s 27 districts. There are not really any „bad“ districts in Karlsruhe, sure there are not so nice streets and corners, but overall Karlsruhe is a quaint city. Nevertheless, there are some favorite districts among the locals and newcomers.

  • Durlach : So referred by to as the crown jewel of Karlsruhe’s. Durlach is gorgeous but not so affordable for everyone. But even though you might not be able to afford a beautiful historic remodeled apartment in one of the old houses in the historic center of the neighborhood, this district is worth a visit anytime. Beautiful cafes invite to relaxing conversations over coffee, all the while admiring the magnificent historic district; or visiting one of the unique and trendy bars at nightfall for a good-night beer Various festivities,: : such as the medieval Christmas market and the famous Old Town Festival, make sure that locals and visitors alike are captivated by this districts flair and vivacious atmosphere year-round.
  • Oststadt : This neighborhood is Mainly favored by students. The casual coexistence of small shops, cute apartments, its proximity to the university, and trendy bars, make it a great spot for singles, students, and young couples And if you fancy enjoying the glorious outdoors, Oststadt got you covered too. Overall this is a neighborhood you probably never want to leave again.
  • Downtown East (city center) : Part-historic old houses, part new construction, this neighborhood is home to Karlsruhe’s biggest shopping mile. The central market square accommodates various events year-round, as well as the weekly market, where you can purchase fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers on multiple days a week. The castle park with its gorgeous botanical garden, de university, schools, and day cares, make this neighborhood one of the most Desirable one. Nicknamed as „vivacious district in the heart of the city „this quarter only calms down during the late evening hours.
  • Southtown : If you love a neighborhood with at international flair you will feel right at home here. The Turk, Greek, and Italian cuisine this district has to offer will make every food lovers heart beat faster. Close to the city center, this district is quite affordable and with good reason on of the most popular ones.

Cosmopolitan, lively, charming ….

Truly a city that will conquer your heart. Once you have lived in this city endearing you will never want to leave. It is not a surprise did according to a recent study two-Thirds of Karlsruhe residents are very satisfied living here Beijing Beijing. Karlsruhe convinces as a liberal city with a unique charm.