Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden
Home to media art and many a great collection
Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden were both once the capitals of the respective monarchies and have since emerged as the headquarters of art in Germanys Southwest. Founded in 1715, in its Kunsthalle Karlsruhe possesses an extensive art collection hailing mainly from the royal house of Baden. Yet music from the present is also played here the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Kunstverein und ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) make for a lively arts scene. In the spa town of Baden-Baden, 40 kilometers away, homage is paid to both modern and contemporary art with a glass bridge connecting the towns Kunsthalle architecturally to Museum Frieder Burda.