Kaiserplatz (Karlsruhe)

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Place in Karlsruhe
Kaiser Wilhelm monument
Basic data
place Karlsruhe
District Downtown West
Created 1889
Buildings Gatehouse
User groups Pedestrian traffic , bicycle traffic , car traffic , public transport
Space design Kaiser Wilhelm I Monument (Karlsruhe)

The Imperial Square is a place in Karlsruhe Downtown West . It is located at the western end of Kaiserstraße in the immediate vicinity of the former Mühlburger Tor and thus stands on the border between the western city and the inner city. In the middle of the square is the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument , an equestrian statue of Wilhelm I.


The naming of the Kaiserplatz goes back to Wilhelm I , as with the Kaiserstraße and the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument , who, as leader, played a key role in the suppression of the Baden Revolution of 1848/49 by the Prussian troops.


The square was laid out in 1889, before the area was already undeveloped and partly landscaped. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial was unveiled in 1897. In 1998, students of the Markgrafen-Gymnasium temporarily erected wooden barricades with the names of the executed in front of the Kaiser Wilhelm monument and hung it with 27 skulls, which was the first time the revolutionaries were commemorated at this point. In 2002 granite tablets were finally placed east of the monument, on which the names of the executed revolutionaries were placed.

Edge development

Gatehouse of the Art Nouveau settlement

To the north of the square, in Baischstrasse, there is an Art Nouveau settlement, the gatehouse of which marks the entrance from Kaiserplatz.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Karlsruhe Kaiserplatz. KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH, 2014, accessed on November 27, 2014 .
  2. ^ Karlsruhe: City history. City Chronicle Karlsruhe. City of Karlsruhe, March 6, 2013, accessed on November 27, 2014 .
  3. Database of cultural monuments. Kaiser Wilhelm Monument. City of Karlsruhe, accessed on November 27, 2014 .

Web links

Commons : Kaiserplatz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 49 ° 0 ′ 36.9 ″  N , 8 ° 23 ′ 20.4 ″  E