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Bruchsal is the largest city in the district of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe vacation rentals | Karlsruhe travel guide) and is known for being Europe's largest asparagus producer and one of the economic centers of the region of Karlsruhe. Bruchsal is located at the edge of the Upper Rhine River Plains and the Kraichgau along the Saalbach, which is a small tributary of the Rhine that joins it between Philippsburg and Oberhausen (Oberhausen vacation rentals | Oberhausen travel guide).
Things to See in Bruchsal
The Château of Bruchsal was built in the baroque style of the mid 18th century starting around 1720 and served as the official residence of the bishops of Speyer (Speyer vacation rentals | Speyer travel guide). Its center was a three-winged building that was based on the plans of Maximilian von Welsch. The Château complex includes numerous other buildings, among them Damian's Gate and the Church of the Court.
The State Museum of Baden operates a branch in parts of the Château at Bruchsal. It features an art-historic collection and the German Music Box Museum. Additionally, the boroughs of Heidelsheim and Untergrombach each maintain a museum of local history and a Kindergartenmuseum displays items showing the history and development of preschools and includes games, dolls, and preschool furnishings. Inside Damian's Gate at the Southern exit of the château grounds, the local art society (Kunstverein Bruchsal e. V.) exhibits contemporary art.
The City Gardens near the Belvedere were constructed in 1901. Then there is the Bürgerpark around the Community Center and, last but not least, the Château Gardens, the largest park in the city. Its upper gardens were constructed at the same time the château was built, starting around 1721, while the middle and lower gardens were never completely finished.
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More about the History of Bruchsal
History of Bruchsal
Excavations and artifacts that were discovered evidence a settlement existing on the Michelsberg (Untergrombach) as early as 4000 BC during the Neolithic. In the core of Bruchsal the oldest settlement discovered was dated back to 640 AD. It is located near the present Peterskirche. The first mention of Bruchsal in official documents occurred in 976 when the King came to town. And during October of the year 980, Otto II and his Court stayed at the King's palace in Bruchsal for several days.
Effective April 1, 1956 Bruchsal was awarded Große Kreisstadt status, as its population had passed the 20,000 mark in 1955. Between1971 and 1974 the district reform merged 5 neighboring communities into the city of Bruchsal, including the cities of Heidelsheim and Obergrombach. The district reform in 1973 also effected the merge of the districti of Bruchsal into Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe vacation rentals | Karlsruhe travel guide) (district). As a result, Bruchsal lost district seat status but it still remains a major economic center of the region.
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Bruchsal is a city at the western edge of the Kraichgau, approximately 20 km Northeast of Karlsruhe in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Bruchsal is the largest city in the district of Karlsruhe and is known for being Europe's largest asparagus producer and one of the economic centers of the region of Karlsruhe. The Bruchsal area also includes the cities and towns of Bad Schönborn, Forst, Hambrücken, Karlsdorf-Neuthard, Kraichtal, Kronau, Oberhausen-Rheinhausen, Östringen, Philippsburg, Ubstadt-Weiher und Waghäusel.
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