karlsruhe schloss

Das Karlsruher Schloss (Karlsruhe Palace) in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany was built in 1715 by Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach. The city of Karlsruhe has since grown around it - it was planned with the palace tower at the center and 32 streets radiating out from it like spokes on a wheel. Originally partially made of wood, the palace had to be rebuilt in 1746, using stone. During the Revolutions of 1848, Grand Duke Leopold of Baden was expelled for some time. In 1918, the last monarch Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden had to move out. The palace houses the Badisches Landesmuseum. Much of the city center, including the palace, was reduced to rubble by Allied bombings during WW2, but was quickly rebuilt after the war.