Museums in Karlsruhe

From contemporary witnesses of the history of Baden in the State Museum of Baden to insights into nature in the State Museum of Natural History through to contemporary art in the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe "ZKM" – the museum landscape in Karlsruhe is very colourful and diverse, offering plenty of opportunities for culture lovers and museum enthusiasts.

We recommend the Karlsruhe Card for a relaxing visit to a museum. You can visit the seven major museums in Karlsruhe free of charge with this city card.

Our tip: You can visit the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe "ZKM", the State Museum of Baden and the Municipal Gallery free of charge every Friday from 2 pm as part of the "Happy Friday" promotion. 

    

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Baden Society of Art

Karlsruhe

The Baden Society of Art was founded in Karlsruhe in 1818 and is thus the second oldest art associa­tion in Germany. The associa­tion has actively presented and promoted contem­po­rary art since the beginning of the 19th century through to the 21st century.

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Baden State Library

Karlsruhe

The Baden State Library is a scientific, universal library that takes its work as a museum seriously: Each year, four to five exhibitions are presented in its halls.

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City Museum in the Prince Max Palais

Karlsruhe

The Karlsruhe City Museum is located in the rooms of the Prince Max Palais (Karlstraße 10). The museum offers guided tours through the permanent collection. Alternatively, check out the changing schedule of special exhibitions.

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General State Archives Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe

The General State Archives Karlsruhe are responsible for the safekeeping of old official records for the district of Karlsruhe and other regional authorities based in the city. This includes court files, documents from local authorities, certificates, archives from monasteries and knightly orders, church files, etc. Many royal and private archives are stored there as well.

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Legal Historical Museum

Karlsruhe

The Legal Historical Museum Karlsruhe is located in the federal court in the city center and provides an overview of the historical development of the law.

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Museum of Upper Rhine Literature

Karlsruhe

The Museum of Upper Rhine Literature presents the variety of literary life on the Upper Rhine. Exhibitions like handwriting, first editions, letters, photography and audio artefacts are supplemented by modern media technology.

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Pfinzgau Museum Durlach

Karlsruhe

The Pfinzgau Museum,which is located in rooms inside the Baroque Karlsburg (entrance B), illustrates the history of the city of Durlach, which remained a “free city” until 1938. The exhibits include various works of art, cultural objects, and accounts of everyday life.

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State Museum of Natural History

Karlsruhe

The State Museum of Natural History in Karlsruhe is fascinating for all ages. The museum houses a variety of exhibitions and the vivarium showcases local and exotic fauna and flora in life-like settings.

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Ständehaus’ Memorial

Karlsruhe

The Baden House of Estates in Karlsruhe is rightly regarded as a pioneer element in the establishment of democracy in Germany. The “Erinnerungsstätte Ständehaus” or Houses of Estates memorial, which presents an exhibition on the history of the Baden Paliament, has been commemorating this tradition since 1993

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The Baden State Museum

Karlsruhe

The Baden State Museum is the major museum for cultural history in the federal state of Baden-Württem­berg and one of the highest profile museums in Germany. The museum houses significant international collections reflecting the art and cultural heritage of prehistoric and ancient times. Displayed in several museums, the exhibits span right in to the 21st century.

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The Majolica Porcelain Manufactory Museum

Karlsruhe

The Majolica Porcelain Manufactory Museum, a sister museum of the Baden state museum situated in the former administrative building of the Maiolica workshops, provides an excellent overview of the production of the grand-ducal manufactory, which is now run by the state. The exhibitions span from its inception to the present.

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The Municipal Gallery

Karlsruhe

The Municipal Gallery specialises in the works of local Karlsruhe artists and painters from the surrounding area. It also showcases European drawings and prints from between the 15th and 19th century, fine Japanese woodcuts of the 18th and 19th century and works from the Garnatz collection.

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The Museum on Marktplatz

Karlsruhe

The Baden State Museum has been in charge of the Museum on Marktplatz since 1993. The museum is located right at the heart of Karlsruhe in the former publishing house of Badischen Neuesten Nachrichten (Baden News). The Museum hosts a unique collection of applied art from the turn of the century.

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The State Art Gallery

Karlsruhe

The State Art Gallery (Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe) in Karlsruhe sees itself as an agent between the past, present and future. It does not focus exclusively on preserving the legacy of several centuries, but aims instead to establish a modern dialogue with the historic collection and its valuable extension.

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ZKM | Center for Art and Media

Karlsruhe

The Center for Art and Media (ZKM) is a unique kind of cultural institution not found anywhere else in the world. Its aim: to act on fast-paced IT developments and changing social structures. Its work combines production and research, exhibitions and events, procurement and documentation.

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