Karlsruhe locates in the southwest of Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg, and near the French-German border.
As the third biggest city in Baden-Württemberg, after Stuttgart and Mannheim, Karlsruhe has about 300,000 inhabitants.
Karlsruhe was founded in 1715 as Karlsruhe Palace.
Karlsruhe was chosen the location of two of the highest courts in Germany, the Federal Court of Justice of Germany (Bundesgerichtshof) and the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (Bundesverfassungsgericht).
The layout of the city of Karlsruhe is shaped like a fan. The symbol of Karlsruhe is a stone pyramid situated in the center of the market place. It is the grave of the city's founder - Charles William.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a research and education institution with university status resulting from a merger of the university (Universität Karlsruhe (TH)) and the research center (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe) of the city of Karlsruhe.
The university, also known as Fridericiana, was founded in 1825. In 2009, it merged with the former national nuclear research center founded in 1956 as the Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK).
KIT is one of nine German Excellence Universities.
http://www.kit.edu/ - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
http://www.karlsruhe.de/stadt/tourismus.en - Karlsruhe Tourist Information