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KARLSRUHE karlsruhe copy.gif (9933 Byte) Karlsruhe is the Baden metropolis with many wonderful neighbours: climb to the top of Strasbourgh Cathedral, admire the famous castle in Heidelberg. Baden-Baden attracts her many visitors with thermal springs, casino and the Iffezheim horseracing. And, Rastatt is home to the beautiful "Schloß Favorite".
HEIDELBERG heidelberg copy.gif (8117 Byte) Lose your heart in Heidelberg.
The world-famous city is located less than 40 miles north of Karlsruhe, so take the opportunity for a day trip there. It will be worth it, not only for the castle. Call or drop in at the Tourist Office in the main station. Tel. 0 62 21/2 13 41.

Distance from Karlsruhe: 40 miles
STRASBOURG
strass1 copy.gif (20872 Byte) "Savoir vivre" in Strasbourg
Karlsruhe is located directly opposite the French border, so use the opportunity to visit our French neighbours. Apart from the cathedral, there is a beautiful and romantic city centre in Strasbourg with quaint shops, bistros and cafes.

Distance from Karlsruhe: 70 miles
SPEYER speyer copy.gif (10469 Byte) A pilgrimage to Speyer
The famous Salian emperors found their final resting place in the crypt of the 1000 year old cathedral in Speyer, among them Heinrich IV who was known for his pilerimaee to Canossa to beg forgiveness of the Pope. Come and visit this UNESCO world cultural monument and its dignitaries and then discover the historical buildings and other interesting spots in Speyer.

Distance from Karlsruhe: 25 miles
BRUCHSAL bruch3 copy.gif (6805 Byte) Bruchsal - a splendour of colourful baroque
The castle grounds with the newly renovated staircase hy Balthasar Neumann are certainly worth the short trip, preferably, hy tram. Majestic halls, the annex of the Baden State Museum. Guided tours every hour on the hour except at noon. Opening hours: Tue to Sun 9 am to 5 pm. Admission: DM 5,–, DM 7,– including the exhibition of musical instruments (organ of the Titanic). Discounts: 50%. Telephone 0 72 51/74 26 61.

Distance from Karlsruhe: 15 miles
BADEN-BADEN baden.gif (11698 Byte) Baden-Baden - a bit of luxury can't hurt
Take the cable car to the top of Baden-Baden's own mountain, the Merkur, and discover in an instant what for centuries has made this fashionable health resort so popular. The enchanting old town, the casino. the magnificent feudal architecture, all this is certainly worth an excursion. And, if you like, replenish your energy in the thermal springs.

Distance from Karlsruhe: 20 miles
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