Grand Tour of Modernism

Can the Bauhaus only be found in Berlin, Dessau or Weimar? Not at all! Outstanding Bauhaus and modernist locations, with groundbreaking architecture that has had a lasting impact on our understanding of life, work, learning and living, can be found throughout Germany. North to south, west to east—the Grand Tour of Modernism links important and accessible buildings built between 1900 and 2000 on its journey through 100 years of architectural history. Two locations in the fan-shaped city of Karlsruhe feature in the Grand Tour of Modernism: the Dammerstock housing development and the Schwarzwaldhalle.

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Karlsruhe – Experience the avant-garde

If you would like to opt for one of the suggested architectural routes, go for the ‘Exploring the avant-garde’ three-day tour visiting the state capital Stuttgart, Ulm and Karlsruhe.

Experience a striking example of Walter Gropius’ ribbon development at the Dammerstock housing development. ERASMUS, a slow food restaurant located in a Bauhaus building nearby, is the ideal culinary location to conclude this tour.

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Corona Virus

Important Information

Due to the official measures implemented by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, Karlsruhe’s public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Cultural institutions, hotels and events are especially affected by this. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information.

The City’s shopping facilities are also very limited at the moment. Only essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies or banks remain open to the public. Opening times may vary from those advertised on this site.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is closed for the public as well until further notice. You can still reach us either by phone +49 721/602 997 580 or by email

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at or by phone +49 721/133-3333.

On a lighter note: if you feel like clearing your mind, go ahead and continue exploring the beautiful aspects of Karlsruhe through our digital offers at (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

Best wishes from all the staff at KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and KME Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH