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

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.

As of May 4th, 2020, the Karlsruhe companies have reopened! The current situation is still existence-threatening for many companies because there is a lack of income from the past few weeks. So take advantage of the opportunities offered and shop locally, whether on site, by telephone or online. All information can be found here. You will also find a list of restaurants that offer a pick-up or delivery service here. The opening times may differ from the information on this website.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is opened again as well with high security measures Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday from 10:30am - 2:30pm.

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at www.corona.karlsruhe.de 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 www.karlsruhe-tourismus.de/smartathome (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