Often referred to as “home of justice”, Karlsruhe is the seat of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court), the Bundesgerichtshof (Ferderal Court of Justice) as well as the Generalbundesanwalt (Public Prosecutor of the Federal Court of Justice).
The Bundesgerichtshof is right next to Karlsruhe’s most remarkable building – Karlsruhe Palace. Built in 1715, the castle lies in the center of the baroque, planned city. When looking at a city map, you will notice that all streets radiate from the palace complex.
Therefore, Karlsruhe also bears the name “fan-shaped city”. The Baden State Museum and the Botanical Gardens are situated in the castle complex.