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In the vicinity of the River Rhine near the French-German border is the German city of Kahralsruhe. It is located in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The area of the city is known by its name as the Law Reference. It is home to many institutions, including the General Prosecutors Office, the Supreme Court, and the Constitutional Courts. The citizens include a large number of civil servants and officials.

Carlo III Willhelm is the founder of the city. At his behest, an unusual design of the streets was created. All 32 main streets are directed from the central palace, which was built in baroque style from 1752 to 1782. Consequently, the streets in the center of Carlsruhe were connected by two circular routes. The market square is dominated by the citys symbol, the pyramid. Under the memorial is the burial place of King Charles III of Helmholtz, the founding father of the city.

According to an ancient legend, the idea of creating a city in its present surroundings came to King Charles in 1715. When he was out hunting, he decided to take a rest in a hedgerow. In the dream the graph saw his city. After this event, the creation of Carlsruhe began. The area between three settlements was chosen as the foundation of the new city: Dóðlach, Ettlingen and Müllburg. As a consequence, two of them ended up in the city limits and became city districts. There is a strong development of electrical engineering and machinery. There is a river port in the city. The main office of the EnBVV corporation is located in Carlsruhe.

Besides the famous Margraves Palace, the city is remarkable for its other historic attractions, such as the museums, the castle of Götte Säuil, the ancient ruins of Türmberg. The castle walls of Götteresau house the citys high school of music. There is a memorial to the victims of the Nazis on the grounds of Carlsruhe.

The citys cultural institutions include the Academy of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the Land of Baden, which has a collection of antiquities, and the Museum of Art. The city is home to the State Theater, founded in 1808. In 1975 a new theater building was built.

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  • Air quality: 29 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 310,000 people
  • GDP: $42,456 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 30 Mbps
  • Best wireless: simyo
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: There is no hard and fast rule about the acceptable amount to tip in Germany. The general custom is a nominal tip, as indicated by the German word for tip (Trinkgeld, or money for a drink). Many people simply round off the bill to the next euro or add a couple more, which is perfectly acceptable.
  • Apartment listings: wg-gesucht
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: MyTaxi
  • Best coworking space: Commodore Room
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
  • Best intl air carrier: Lufthansa
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1500
  • Monthly costs for family: $3800
  • Monthly costs for local: $1100
  • Meal: $6
  • Small Cola: $2.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $3.5

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