Karlsruhe (formerly Carlsruhe) is the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, in southwest Germany. It has been speculated that Karlsruhe was a model for Washington, D.C., as both cities have a centre from which the streets radiate outward. According to legend, the name Karlsruhe, which translates as "Charles’ repose", was given to the new city after a hunting trip when Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, woke from a dream in which he dreamt of founding his new city.
Karlsruhe currently uses post codes 76131–76229.
- 1 Postmarks in Germany
- 2 Unified Germany
- 3 Federal Republic of Germany
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- 5 Postmarks in German Empire
- 6 Postmarks of Grand Duchy of Baden
Postmarks in Germany
The center Briefzentrum 76 opened in 1996.
Federal Republic of Germany
Postmarks in Allied Occupied Germany
Postmarks in German Empire
After 31 December 1871.
Railway station (Bahnhof) and Bahnpost
Covers and cards
Postmarks of Grand Duchy of Baden
CARLSRUHE was a District, using the postal code 24, and later 177 (the highest code). The postmark DE CARLSRUHE is known since 1765. Later main typings were DE CRVHE, DE CRUHE, DE:CRUHE. Postablagen. DURLACH (one of the 27 parts of Karlsruhe) used code 28, with a Postablage at SÖLLINGEN etc.