Two exhibit areas in the Karlsruhe Schloss are dedicated to the founding history of the city of Karlsruhe and the Residence of the Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden.
On the way to the palace tower, the exhibit Palace and Court: Life in the Residence illustrates court life. On 30. October 1718, Margrave Karl Wilhelm held a festive ceremony on moving into the new Residence, which was only partially completed. The exhibited collection depicts court life of the Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden over about 200 years, using objects of historical equipment and furnishings: from a baroque center-piece to a rococo settee, from an Empire vase to an etagère in historicism style.
The newly designed exhibit Palace and Court: The Throne Room – new presentation on the ground floor of the Karlsruhe Residence presents the recently restored throne ensemble of the Grand Dukes of Baden, arranged according to historical example. Going beyond this, the crown insignias, a portrait gallery and a model of the baroque planned city of Karlsruhe give insight into the residence and its occupants. Learn more here:
Items of historical furnishing are presented in addition to witnesses of the construction history. The dynasty of the rulers of Baden can be traced in the throne ensemble, the crown insignias of Baden, portraits and medallions. The lifestyle of these rulers is illustrated by furniture, porcelain and glasses.