Anyway Durlacherallee continued passed the Gottesaue Palace and
the fairgrounds towards the Autobahn in the direction of Durlach.
At approximately the 6K marker we passed the new building belonging
to the EnBW power company, one of the main sponsors of the running
events. EnBW is the third largest power supplier in Germany and
have their corporate headquarters here in Karlsruhe.
Just down the street from the ENBW is one of Karlsruhe newest shopping
possibilities. Wal-Mart, the largest trading corporation in the
world, began its European activities in Karlsruhe. In 1999, it took
over the “Wertkauf” group of the Mann family with the
head office in Karlsruhe. The conditions were ideal for the integration
of the company into the American global player.