While on a hunting trip, Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, had a dream about founding a new city here, and did so in 1715, with the new city's main feature being the palace. The city was later used as an inspiration and model for Washington D.C.
Today, Karlsruhe is known for its grand architecture, cathedral, palace, various castles, university, Court of Justice, zoo, and for its layout, with streets that radiate out from the palace.
People Born in Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe in People's Lives
Viktoria Tolstoy: I performed a concert here in 2014, with Jacob Karlzon.