Karlsruhe (German pronunciation: [ˈkaʁlsˌʁuːə]; umwhile Carlsruhe) is the seicont-lairgest ceety in the state o Baden-Württemberg, in soothwast Germany, near the Franco-German border. It haes a population o 296,033. Karlsruhe Palace wis built in 1715 an the ceety is nou the seat o twa o the heichest courts in Germany, the Federal Constitutional Court an the Federal Court o Juistice.
It haes been speculatit that Karlsruhe wis a model for Washington, D.C. as baith ceeties hae a centre frae which the streets radiate ootwaird.
Fitbaa (Soccer) Karlsruher SC (KSC), 2. Bundesliga (seicont diveesion)
Basketball BG Karlsruhe, Basketball-Pro-Liga A (seicont diveesion)
Tennis TC Rueppurr (TCR), [Tennis-Bundesliga] (weemen's first diveesion)
Basebaw an Softbaw Karlsruhe Cougars, Regional League South-East (men's basebaw), 1st Bundesliga South (weemen's softbaw I) an State League South (weemen's softbaw II)
American Fitbaa Badener Greifs, currently competin in the Regional League Central but umwhile a member of the GFL's 1st Bundesliga, lost tae the Berlin Adler in the 1987 German Bowl (see an aw: German Football League)