Behind the Baroque façade of Karlsruhe Palace, you will find the Badisches Landesmuseum of art and historical landscapes, from prehistory and early history to ancient cultures, the Middle Ages, and the Baroque period, through to the 21st century. As a cultural and historical universal museum, exhibits cover Baden's culture in an interdisciplinary manner, through dialogue with cultural witnesses from all over the world, with a focus on Europe.
The museum's cultural and historical collections extend back to the two lines of Baden's margrave rulers, the Baden-Durlach and Baden-Baden families. These collections include the Kunst- und Wunderkammer, a collection of historical military and hunting weapons and an outstanding coin collection. The “Türckische Kammer” (Turkish Chamber), assembled in the 18th century, and the Türkenbeute (Turkish spoils of war), which combines Ottoman armaments and artworks, are internationally renowned.
Since the 19th century, the Grand Duchy of Baden and state of Baden have added so-called “national antiquities” and objects from the Arts and Crafts Museum to the collections, laying the cornerstone for a significant antiquities collection.
Because of reconstruction work within the framework of the special exhibition Emperor and Sultan – Neighbours in the heart of Europe, the “Throne Room”, the “Türkenbeute”, the "Kunst- und Wunderkammer" (Chamber of art and curiosities), the "Großherzogliche Waffenkammer" (Grand ducal arms chamber), and the exhibition “Absolutism and enlightenment” will remain closed until further notice.