Square of Fundamental Rights

The ‘Platz der Grund­rech­te’ was laid in 2005 between the perimeter road called Zirkel and Schloss­platz (the palace square). Walking through the pedestrian zone, it can be found between Marktplatz and the palace. The square is dotted with 24 double-sided street signs, each describing an important aspect of right and wrong – complete with statements made by judges, lawyers and common citizens who have come into conflict with German law.

Platz der Grundrechte
Platz der Grundrechte - © Frau Fabry

The Platz der Grund­rechte was a gift from the city of Karlsruhe to the Federal Consti­tu­tio­nal Court of Germany, which is headquartered in Karlsruhe.

free entry
freely accessible / always open


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