27 Apr 2011


The direct translation of the city I am currently living in is “Charles' repose”. Karlsruhe is a cute little city and at its center lies the palace, and thirty-two streets radiate out from it like the ribs of a folding fan. This has earned the city its nickname “fan city”. 

Apparently, the city was inspired by a dream that Charles III William had who was the Margrave of Baden-Durlach. Thus the city of Karlsruhe was born and the palace was one of the first buildings to be built. Most of it was reduced to rubble during the war and rebuilt afterwards. I took a few photos of the city that still has a prim-and-proper flair.