THE PALACE GARDENS
A main courtyard to the front, a garden to the back, this was the typical design used in baroque palace complexes. Karlsruhe's was different, due to its complicated historical origin: Margrave Karl Wilhelm von Baden-Durlach was a plant lover and the palace was south-facing. That is why the princely pleasure gardens were established in front of the sprawling wings of the Karlsruhe Residential Palace. The hunting area was located behind the palace.