From Weinbrenner to Gropius

Architecture in Karlsruhe

Founded in 1715, Karlsruhe is still a relatively young city, but the lively building activity of various figures in the city's history has been reflected in numerous exciting styles.

The famous classicist master builder Friedrich Weinbrenner designed many of the city's landmarks - such as the town hall, the Protestant city church and the famous pyramid - while Karlsruhe became one of the most important Art Nouveau centers in Germany around 1900. Supported by the local administration, entire districts were designed in the 20th century as a playground for new architectural trends, such as the Garden City and the Dammerstock Estate, which was created under the supervision of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. The choice of Karlsruhe as the location for the Federal Constitutional Court after the Second World War and the Federal Garden Show in 1967 once again stimulated the construction of state-of-the-art buildings in Karlsruhe. To this day, Karlsruhe serves both local architects from the various universities and external thinkers as a breeding ground for built creativity.

Architekturstile in der Fächerstadt entdecken

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