Twin cities

Karlsruhe is twinned with the cities of Nancy (France), Nottingham (England), Halle (in the northern German state of Saxony-Anhalt), Krasnodar (Russia) and Timişoara (Romania).

The twinning with Nancy has been in place for over 50 years and in 2009 Karlsruhe celebrated the 40th anniver­sary of its twinning with Nottingham. In 1989, two years before German reunification, Karlsruhe became one of the first cities in former West Germany to forge contacts with a city in East Germany, making the bold move of looking for a twin city there.

As the borders of eastern Europe opened up, existing connections to the cities of Timişoara (Romania) and Krasnodar (Russia) intensified, and in the course of the 1990s, both cities twinned with Karlsruhe.

For more information on cities twinned with Karlsruhe, follow this link.


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Corona Virus

Current information - Corona guide

The shops and restaurants in Karlsruhe are currently open! You can find the current rules here and the current level here.

Please also contact the companies, shops, organizers or institutions for further information. The information on this website may vary.

You would like to be tested? You can find an overview of all current test sites in the city and district here.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is open. There is no need for an appointment. The opening hours and more information you can find here.

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

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

Your team of Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH