KARLSRUHE: THE MODEST COURT
In comparison to their relatives, the margraves of Baden-Baden and other princes, the Protestant Baden-Durlach princes were rather frugal. The palace complex constructed under Margrave Karl Wilhelm in 1715 still contained some sections of wood or half-timber. His grandson, Margrave Karl Friedrich, who ruled between 1746 and 1811, becoming the first Grand Duke of Baden in 1806, had a new structure built of stone. But even he was considered a frugal person.