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

Karlsruhe continues to open! Shops, restaurants, culture & more - this applies currently!

Due to the current official measures implemented by Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, public life is currently still facing severe restrictions. Please find out more directly from the shops, organizers or institutions. The information on this website may vary and further information in the link above are only available in German.

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.

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!