The former Baden royal seat Durlach (1565 to 1718) is often referred to as the “mother” of the fan-shaped city of Karlsruhe. The Karlsburg (the former castle) houses, among other things, the Pfinzgau Museum, which presents the eventful history of Durlach.
Since its incorporation in 1938 Durlach has been the largest district of Karlsruhe with approx. 30,000 inhabitants. With its completely renovated historic town centre, Durlach offers the perfect small-town flair with many shopping facilities, culture, sports and gastronomy. Durlach has a perfect connection to the motorways A 5 and A8, to the network of the Deutsche Bahn and the KVV public transportation network. Durlach is a high-tech location on the one hand and offers a wide range of recreational and excursion possibilities on the other.
The Turmberg cable car takes you up to Durlach’s local mountain, the Turmberg (256 m). From the panorama terrace you have a wonderful view of the Rhine plain and the city of Durlach and Karlsruhe at any time of day. The Turmberg at the foot of the northern Black Forest is an ideal destination for excursions with its forest rope park, restaurants and hiking trails.
Throughout the year Durlach offers numerous festivities, such as the Durlach Old Town Festival, carnival procession and medieval Christmas market in front of the Karlsburg.