Culture in Karlsruhe

Creative Karlsruhe

Every corner of Karlsruhe oozes creativity. Tens of thousands of visitors attend the famous art shows every year and stroll through the galleries and museums – completely enchanted -  every year. Whether its ballet, an opera, or top-class exhibitions – the culture scene in Karlsruhe is diverse. The globally unique Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe "ZKM" is just one of the attractions that caters for fresh creativity.

You can also party with the locals: take in "Das FEST" together with hundreds of thousands of others during the summer on "Mount Klotz". It is no wonder that Karlsruhe is often described as truly vibrant.

Experience the culture up close

... you can do this with our various theme tours through Karlsruhe.

Whether you take the HopOn/HopOff Bus from the "ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien" to the "Badisches Landesmuseum" or experience exciting knowledge about the history of the fan-shaped city on a historical city tour - the culture in Karlsruhe can be experienced in many different ways.

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 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!

Best wishes from all the staff at KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and KME Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH