Its fan-shaped layout, designed in 1715, was considered a worldwide innovation at the time, just like today's Centre of Art and Media Technology (ZKM).
This institution combines academic research, artistic creativity and presentation under a single roof.
Ranging from antiquity to the present day and from old masters to the avant-garde, a large number of high-quality exhibits can be discovered at the Staatliche Kunsthalle, the Badisches Staatstheater and the Städtische Galerie.
Karlsruhe's art colleges have brought forth numerous renowned artists.
More and more, Karlsruhe is developing into an attractive location for founders.
Thanks to the large amount of funding opportunities, the activities of the founder community, and the framework conditions of the economic location Karlsruhe, numerous creative minds settle in Karlsruhe.
Karlsruhe has a full-scale spectrum for music enthusiasts of all ages.
Whether it's classical music, rock, pop, world music, chansons, jazz or the musical avant-garde, music enthusiasts of all shades and colours are sure to find the right thing at the many different clubs and venues in this City of Culture, for instance at the Tempel in Mühlburg, at the Tollhaus, at the Substage, at the Jazz Club in the Alter Schlachthof Creativity Park and at the JUBEZ on Kronenplatz.In 2009 the former Karlsruhe Research Centre and Karlsruhe Technical University merged into the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, or KIT for short.This new university succeeded in obtaining government funding under the Excellence Initiative as soon as this scheme for top universities had been launched.The Badisches Staatstheater is a first-class establishment that sets standards beyond the region and which covers three aspects of the performing arts: ballet, opera and theatre, including children's and youth theatre.Numerous private theatres such as the Sandkorntheater and Kammertheater as well as quite a few amateur dramatic societies offer diversified programmes, ranging from classical drama to folk theatre and from sophisticated thought-provoking plays to comedy and entertainment.Karlsruhe also has quite a few public and private broadcasting stations.