Hesse

Bad Karlshafen

Bad Karlshafen
The Essential
The town was founded in 1699 by the Landgrave Karl of Hessen for the purpose of taking in French refugees. It is designed to a regular layout and its uniform constructions lend it a monumental air. See the small Huguenot Museum, which is housed in a former tobacco factory, charting the history of the Huguenots in France and the tragic fate that befell the ceramics artist Bernard de Palissy, and underscores the influence the Huguenots had on crafts, science and the arts.