City Tour Karlsruhe

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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Saison and additional days

Until December 20th, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 

Times and route

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. Ettlinger Tor/ Baden State Theater 10:15 a.m./ 1:00 p.m./ 3:45 p.m. Baden State Theater, Ettlinger Tor shopping mall, Convention Centre, Konzerthaus, Schwarzwaldhalle, Vierordtbad, zoological city garden
4. Tourist-Information i / market square 10:20 a.m./ 1:05 p.m./ 3:50 p.m. Tourist-information i at Schaufenster Karlsruhe, 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, Ludwigsplatz, Prinz-Max-Palais, Stephanplatz, Postgalerie shopping mall
6. Palace district (Waldhornstr.) 10:35 a.m./ 1:20 p.m./ 4:05 p.m. Karlsruhe Palace, Baden State Museum, Karlsruhe botanical garden, KIT, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany , the State Art Gallery
7. Kreativpark Alter Schlachthof/ Gottesaue Palace 10:50 a.m./ 1:35 p.m./ 4:20 p.m. Gottesaue Palace, Kreativpark Alter Schlachthof
8. Observation deck Turmberg 11:30 a.m./ 2:15 p.m./ 5:00 p.m. Observation deck Turmberg, gastronomy "Anders auf dem Turmberg", playground, Turmberg, Turmberg’s funicular railway
9. Karlsburg/  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
10. Station forecourt 12:10 p.m./ 2:55 p.m./ 5:40 p.m.  


Information and schedule changes reserved. There may be delays due to traffic

Route der City Tour


Available languages:

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Japanese and Chinese


18,00 € p.P. for 24 hours
Discount with Karlsruhe Card: 14,00 € 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) 

2 children Kinder up to 14 years are free if they are accompanied by an adult
every additional child: 10,00 €
Children with a registered accompanying person pay 10,00€ and the accompanying person travels for free

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:

■ Participation is only possible with mouth/nose protection. If you do not have mouth/nose protection, please ask the bus driver. You can buy one from him for 1€.

■ Please keep a distance of 1.5 meters when boarding and during the tour. Different rows of seats are blocked in the vehicle.

■ Please only get in the front entrance of the bus and get off at the back exit. Use the front stairs to get to the upper deck. After the tour, please use the back stairs to get off.

■ The bus driver will be happy to sell you a ticket, but it is better to buy tickets online or at one of our sales points.


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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!