City Tour Karlsruhe

Tour with the red double-decker bus

The classic among sightseeing tours. Get on board and discover the most important sights of Karlsruhe!

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 2024 in the following period: March 22nd – November 3rd, 2024 (every WED / FRI / SAT / SUN)


Additional dates 2024

■ MON, April 1st, Easter Monday

■ THU, May 9th, Ascension of Christ

■ MON, May 20th, White Monday

■ THU, May 30th, Corpus Christi

■ THU, October 3rd, anniversary of German unification

On the additional days of the tour the tourist information is closed. Guests of the CityTour can buy the tickets directly at the bus.


Times and route

 Changed departure times on Sunday, 16 June 2024: The stop ‘Aussichtsplattform Turmberg’ will not be served (Turmbergrennen). Changed departure times apply for the ‘Karlsburg / Altstadt Durlach’ stop, 11:05 am / 1:50 pm / 4:35 pm.

Station Departure times Sights
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

 All data and timetables are subject to change. Road traffic may lead to delays.
Please consider: Due to construction activities, but also due to unforeseen deviations, there may be changes in the timetable and the route in phases.

Available languages:

English, German, Baden Dialect (currently not available due to technical problems), French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese

NEW: Comedy with Wirby and Zeus (German)


Ticket Sales:

On the bus (you can board at all stops) or at

Tourist Information Karlsruhe
Kaiserstr. 72-74 (am Marktplatz)
76133 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 (0)721 602 977 -580
Fax: +49 (0)721 602 977 -900

Opening hours:
MO-FR 09:30 - 18:30 
SAT 10:00 - 15:00 
SUN 10:00 - 13:00 (seasonal: April - October)



Adults: 20,00 € p.P. for 24 hours

■ Discount with Schwarzwald Card: €18,00 p.P. for 24 hours

■ Discount for KSC ticket holders: €18.00 p.P. (only available at the Tourist Information Centre with a valid KSC ticket or season ticket)

■ Discount with CIK Club-Card: €16,00 p.P. for 24 hours (available only in the tourist information office with a valid CIK Club-Card)

■ Discount with bwegt-Plus: €18,00 p.P. (only available at the tourist information office with a valid bwegt ticket. Both the JugendticketBW and the Deutschland-Ticket receive this reduction)

bwegt-Plus Signet

Children from 4–14 years: €5,00

Persons with a disability card (> 80%): €16,00 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


We hope you enjoy our sightseeing tour and look forward to seeing you!


Tour operator
WILLMS Touristik
GmbH & Co.KG
Kaiserstr. 72-74
76133 Karlsruhe
Cooperation partner
KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH
Kaiserstr. 72-74
76133 Karlsruhe