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The west

 Typical half-timbered building in the old section of Daxlanden (picture: ONUK)


Until today, Daxlanden has managed to retain an idyllic village-like character at its core. The residen­tial areas Rhein­strand­sied­lung and Albsied­lung which originated in the 20s complement the histo­ri­cally-grown townscape. There is hardly any through traffic and the area is therefore relatively quiet. The city centre can be reached in 20 minutes by public transport. About 12,000 people live in this district surrounded by a lot of green space. Daxlanden is charac­te­ri­sed by a highly varied community life, with more than 30 associa­ti­ons. The old section with partly recon­struc­ted half-timbered houses and the almost 300-years old St. Valentins-Kirche (St. Valen­ti­ne's Church) are worth a visit.

 Robert-Sinner-Platz (picture: Stadtplanungsamt - City Planning Office)


Grünwinkel is located in the south-west of Karlsruhe and borders on Daxlanden and Mühlburg. This district offers good traffic connec­ti­ons and a good local supply infra­struc­ture. Its nearly 11,000 inhabi­tants enjoy living surrounded by nature in quiet surroun­dings with the Albgrün as recrea­tio­nal area. Grünwinkel has a lively and attractive centre: The Bürger­platz on the Moninger grounds offers various shopping possi­bi­li­ties, invites passers-by to linger and offers space for festivals and celebra­ti­ons. The dialect theatre "d'Badisch Bühn" is a particular attraction in Grünwinkel which is known far beyond the boundaries of Grünwinkel and Karlsruhe.

 Rheinhafen (picture: ONUK)


Mühlburg lies to the west of the city centre in close proximity to the Rhine and the Rheinhafen (Rhine Port). It is one of Karls­ru­he's older districts. The area along the Rhein­straße leading to Entenfang and Lameyplatz is known for its great number of shops and is one of Karls­ru­he's secondary city centres. The roughly 15,000 people living in this district appreciate the many excellent shopping options, green spaces, the good traffic connec­ti­ons and the district's proximity to the city. Likely the most well-known son of Mühlburg is Carl Benz, who was born here in 1844 and started the first motorcar in 1885 in Mannheim.



Oberreut is the most recently planned part of Karlsruhe, a satellite settlement in the city's south-west. In three construc­tion stages lasting into the 1990s, a district with semi-detached houses, blocks of flats and community facilities was built. Oberreut has good traffic connec­ti­ons. Apart from flats, the focus was placed on attracting businesses and services. Further­more, a new school centre was built which attracts students from beyond Oberreut.

 Gutenbergplatz. The Krautkopfbrunnen (a fountain), which is regarded as the landmark of the Weststadt, in the background. (Picture: PBe)


The Weststadt owes its charm to its buildings: "Grün­der­zeit" and Art Nouveau buildings charac­te­rise the central area. With about 18,000 residents, this district is one of the most coveted residen­tial areas in Karlsruhe. Its northern section offers a lot of green space. Several parks invite people to go for walks or linger. The southern section is busier, more colourful and a little less quiet. It offers everything one needs, small shops, artisan businesses, bars and cafés. Three times a week, a market is held on Guten­berg­platz, the centre of the Weststadt.