1715 - City of Karlsruhe founded

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The modern city of Karlsruhe is founded on 17th June 1715 when Charles William (Karl Wilhem) III, Margrave of Baden-Durlach begins work on a new palace around which the city will be built. Said to have been inspired by a dream during a rest from hunting (Karlsruhe translates literally as 'Charles repose'), the palace and its gardens form the heart of the 3rd largest city in Baden-Württemberg, and is today a museum. For more information about the history of the palace, with links to more information, see Alimanicus' Karlsruhe Palace trip report

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Alamanicus is wandering his old Alemanni haunts, revisiting the places where once he used to drink, carouse, and beat up the odd Roman legionnaire or two. Things have moved on since his day, and the old Alemanni country now lies across south west Germany, French Alsace, and northern Switzerland. Cut through by the mighty Rhine, it is an area of great beauty, and a lot has happened there since Alamanicus last walked this land.


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