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The villages in the hills

 Grünwettersbach (picture: OV)


Grünwet­ters­bach offers close proximity to the city at the heart of a village community. A record of the Protestant church in "Weter­spach" appeared for the first time in 1278. The entire area around the scattered village was covered in forests and very sparsely populated. In 1945 the population numbered 1399 inhabi­tants. First because of displaced persons/re­fu­gees and later due to brisk building activities, the number of inhabi­tants increased sharply and reached the 3000 mark in 1971. Bus lines connect Grünwet­ters­bach to the rest of the city. In addition, this district offers optimal connec­ti­ons to the motorway access Karlsbad and to the Südtan­gente.



At around 230 metres above sea level and 116 metres above Karlsruhe, this local recreation area delights with plenty of fresh air. It is also referred to as "little Switzer­land". The population having grown through new develop­ment to around 2850, this child-friendly "high-flying" district has nonet­he­less retained its village character. Several playgrounds, a boules terrain, a beach volleyball court and a basketball court offer exercise oppor­tu­ni­ties for the young and the old. Hohen­wet­ters­bach is connected to the public transport system via a bus line.

 View of Palmbach (picture: OV)


Palmbach has been a district of Karlsruhe since 1975. It is located in the east of the city and is one of Karls­ru­he's higher-altitude districts. In close proximity to the centre but at the same time surrounded by nature, the former Waldensian village offers a high quality of life and leisure. Around 1800 people inhabit an area of 137.5 hectares. Due to new develop­ment areas, Palmbach keeps growing steadily. Public transport access to Palmbach is largely provided by buses. A nearby connection to the motorway enables Palmbach's citizens to reach the city centre as well as other desti­na­ti­ons quickly.

 View of Stupferich (picture: H. Pallasch)


Stupferich, indepen­dent until 1972, is located 9 km from the city centre and thus the district furthest removed from the city centre. Like the other incor­po­ra­ted villages, Stupferich is much older than Karlsruhe. Today, the district has around 2800 inhabi­tants and is a highly sought after housing location thanks to its charming landscape, advan­ta­geous climate, socially stable surroun­dings and good local infra­struc­ture. Its village character has remained intact at the core of the village. Over the last few decades, develop­ment areas have added to its size. The markedly indepen­dent village life which charac­te­ri­ses this village in the hills is supported by numerous associa­ti­ons.

 Wolfartsweier (picture: OV)


Wolfarts­weier was first mentioned in 1261 as "Wolvol­des­wi­le­re". This district is located between Durlach, Hohen­wet­ters­bach and Grünwet­ters­bach. The road leading through the village separates it into upper and lower villages and for years caused consi­de­ra­ble noise pollution. The district bypass, opened in 2005, brought great relief. Wolfarts­weier is a district worth living in. The village contains one of the oldest churches in the surroun­ding areas and a daycare centre of unusual archi­tec­tu­ral design. The associa­ti­ons - sports or culture-oriented - offer a varied programme for young and old citizens.