Open Monument Day. Existence and appearance - in history, architecture and monument preservation

Open Monument Day on the 12th September 2021

Making culture accessible and visible to everyone is the aim of the annual Open Monument Day, which takes place every second Sunday in September. Whether it be churches or bunkers, castles or industrial buildings, private houses or botanical gardens – the doors to fascinating monuments are opened and free guided tours are offered both indoors and outdoors. With different themes each year, professional and voluntary conservationists prepare exciting stories about otherwise inaccessible sites within the city of Karlsruhe and its surrounding area. But it is not only the secrets and stories of these hidden places that are to be discovered on the Monument Day itself. Numerous sites can be explored digitally in advance.

True to this year's motto, “Existence and Appearance – in History, Architecture and Monument Preservation”, guided city tours, external viewings and the traditional Organ Walk are on offer for all those interested in the region’s rich architectural heritage. As long COVID-19 restrictions allowing, the numerous monuments can also be explored via guided indoor tours.

The whole program of the event is available here in German.


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!