Tour with the red double-decker bus
The classic among sightseeing tours. Get on board and discover the most important sights in Karlsruhe!
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Hop on and enjoy the main attractions of Karlsruhe from the open top deck of our buses and enjoy fantastic views of the city! Thanks to the ‘Audio Guide‘, you will find out everything you need to know and entertain you about Karlsruhe. It goes without saying that you will enjoy first class sound and experience quality! Your 24-hour Hop-on/Hop-off ticket gives you enough opportunity to discover the city on your own way. At eleven important stops in the Karlsruhe urban area you can get on and off as you like. If you prefer to stay aboard and enjoy the city’s flair from the comfort on your seat, the round trip lasts approx. 2 hours.
Periods of operation
The Citytour Karlsruhe will take place in 2022 in the following period:: April 1st – October 30, 2022 (every WED / FRI / SAT / SUN)
Please consider that the bus won't stop at "Observation deck Turmberg" on May 29 because of an event. All the other bus stops will be served as usual.
Additional dates 2022
■ MON, April 18, Easter Monday
■ THU, May 26, Ascension of Christ
■ MON, June 6, White Monday
■ THU, June 16, Corpus Christi
■ MON, October 3rd, anniversary of German unification
Times and route
|1. Station forecourt||10:00 a.m. / 12:45 p.m. / 3:30 p.m.||Central Station, zoological city garden|
|2. ZKM/ Municipal Gallery||10:05 a.m. / 12:50 p.m. / 3:35 p.m.||ZKM, Municipal Gallery, the Federal Court of Justice|
|3. Baden State Theater||10:15 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. / 3:45 p.m.||Baden State Theater, Convention Centre, Konzerthaus, Schwarzwaldhalle, city hall, Vierordtbad, zoological city garden|
|4. Ettlinger Tor / Market square||10:20 a.m. / 1:05 p.m. / 3:50 p.m.||Ettlinger Tor shopping mall, city hall, city centre, pedestrian zone, market square with pyramid|
|5. Europaplatz||10:25 a.m. / 1:10 p.m. / 3:55 p.m.||Pedestrian zone Kaiserstraße West, Ludwigsplatz, Prinz-Max-Palais, Stephanplatz, Postgalerie shopping mall, Erbprinzenstraße, Waldstraße|
|6. Tourist-Information Karlsruhe / Zirkel||10:28 a.m. / 1:13 p.m. / 3:58 p.m.||Tourist-Information at Schaufenster Karlsruhe, city hall, city centre, pedestrian zone, market square with pyramid, Square of Fundamental Rights, Karlsruhe Palace|
|7. Palace district (Waldhornstr.)||10:35 a.m. / 1:20 p.m. / 4:05 p.m.||Karlsruhe Palace, Square of Fundamental Rights, Baden State Museum, Karlsruhe botanical garden, KIT, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany , the State Art Gallery|
|8. Creative park ‘Alter Schlachthof‘ (Old slaughterhouse) / Gottesaue Palace||10:50 a.m. / 1:35 p.m. / 4:20 p.m.||Gottesaue Palace, Creative Park "Alter Schlachthof" (Old Slaughterhouse), Messplatz Karlsruhe, Centre for Human Rights, Substage, Tollhaus, University for Music, Wolfgang-Rihm-Forum, Otto-Dullenkopf-Park, Garden of Religions (approx. 12 minutes walk)|
|9. Observation deck Turmberg*||11:30 a.m. / 2:15 p.m. / 5:00 p.m.||Observation deck, gastronomy "Anders auf dem Turmberg", forest playground and rope parc, Turmberg with castle ruins, Turmberg’s funicular railway, Sporschule Schöneck|
|10. Karlsburg Castle/ old town Durlach||11:50 a.m. / 2:35 p.m. / 5:20 p.m.||Old town Durlach, palace garden Durlach, Karlsburg, market square, city hall Durlach, Pfinzgaumuseum, Basler Tor|
|11. Station forecourt||12:10 p.m. / 2:55 p.m. / 5:40 p.m.||Central Station, zoological city garden|
* The bus won't stop at "Observation deck Turmberg" on May 29 because of an event. All the other bus stops will be served as usual.
All data and timetables are subject to change. Road traffic may lead to delays. Due to the current Corona situation, short-term changes in the timetable are possible.
English, German, Baden Dialect, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Japanese and Chinese
NEW: Comedy with Wirby and Zeus (German)
On the bus (you can board at all stops) or at
Tourist Information Karlsruhe
Kaiserstr. 72-74 (am Marktplatz)
Tel.: +49 (0)721 602 977 -580
Fax: +49 (0)721 602 977 -900
MO-FR 09:30 - 18:30
SAT 10:00 - 15:00
SUN 10:00 - 13:00 (seasonal: April - October)
Adults: 18,00 € p.P. for 24 hours
Discount with Schwarzwald Card: 16,00 € p.P. for 24 hours
Discount with CIK Card: 14,00€ p.P. for 24 hours (available only in the tourist information office with a valid CIK Club-Card)
Children from 4-14 years: 5,00 €
Persons with a disability card (> 80%): 14,00 € p.P.
1 accompanying person for persons with a disability card B travels for free
■ Tickets are non-returnable
■ Seat reservations are not possible / boarding is only possible if there are free seats
■ The bus is barrier-free in the lower area and suitable for wheelchair users
■ No guarantee for transportation (space and pick-up) if demand is high
■ Dogs are allowed in the lower bus area
Current Corona security & hygiene measures:
Due to the current Corona Protection Regulations for local public transport, to which we also belong with our Citytours, it is mandatory to wear at least an medical or FFP2 mask on the entire trip.
Mouth protection is mandatory in our buses even when the roof is open. A medical mouth protection or FFP2 mask is mandatory during the entire stay in the vehicle. In the following cities only the wearing of a FFP2 mask is allowed: Stuttgart, Heilbronn, Karlsruhe, Hannover!
For your own safety, however, we also recommend the following hygiene concept:
Please disinfect your hands thoroughly when you enter the bus. If you do not have your own approved disinfectant, you will find a disinfectant dispenser in the boarding area or on the front stairs.
Avoid pedestrian traffic
To ensure a safe distance, please board at the front of the vehicle and use the front stairs to access the upper deck. When exiting, please use the rear stairs. Exit at the rear door. Please allow leaving guests to exit the vehicle easily before boarding.
Purchase tickets online in advance
Our bus driver will be happy to sell you a ticket. For protection, it is better to buy the ticket online in advance.
Are you healthy?
If you feel sick, have elevated temperature or cold symptoms, we recommend not to participate in our tour.
We do not require air purifiers. Unless it rains, we drive open top. In case of rain we can ventilate our vehicles optimally through the side windows.
We hope you enjoy our sightseeing tour and look forward to seeing you!
GmbH & Co.KG
KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH