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Karlsruhe - Germany

Karlsruhe is a city in southwestern Germany, at the northern edge of the Black Forest, a few miles from the Rhine. Founded in 1715 by Karl Wilhelm of Baden-Durlach who built a castle near his hunting lodge, Karlsruhe ("Karl's retreat") is laid out like an oriental fan with the castle tower as its focal point. It has many buildings in Neoclassical style, including the town hall and the Evangelical and Catholic churches, and many noteworthy buildings that have been restored after severe damage in World War II. The Schloss houses the Badisches Landesmuseum - a superb collection of antiquities, medieval statues and paintings and 17th century military equipement. The private art collection of the Baden margraves can be seen in the Kunsthalle, a highlight of which is the Gallery of old German Masters. Other places of interest include the Wildpark Stadium, the Schöneck Sports School, the mint, and the Pyramid in the marketplace (the town symbol). The following 17 cruises call at Karlsruhe. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.