Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe (Germany)

The traditional department of the General State Archives Karlsruhe is today responsible for the records of the state authorities and courts in the administrative district of Karlsruhe and the regional federal authorities located there. The historical core of this department, housed in a functional building completed in 1905, is the tradition of the margraves of Baden, the archives of the bishops of Speyer and Konstanz, parts of the episcopal archives from Strasbourg and Basel, archives of the orders of knights and, above all, many archives of abolished monasteries such as Salem, Reichenau, St. Blasien, St. Peter, Schwarzach or Frauenalb. Most of the approximately 130,000 documents come from these monasteries.