When planning this radial city in 1715, the Margraves of Baden placed a mighty baroque palace smack in the middle – an urban layout so impressive it became the blueprint for Washington DC.
Photo: uLe @ Dortmund
Laid-back and cultured, Karlsruhe grows on you the longer you linger, with its rambling parks, museums crammed with futuristic gizmos and French Impressionist paintings. The suburbs dotted with art nouveau town houses are a reminder that France is just 15km away. Some 20,000 students keep the beer cheap and the vibe upbeat in the pubs and the wheels of innovation in culture and technology turning.
Photo: Marcus Kesler
Via Lonely Planet
Cover Photo: konqui