Open Monument Day. CultureTrail. A case for monument protection

Open Monument Day on the 11th September 2022

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

There are currently no mandatory corona protection measures for shops, the gastronomic area or cultural and leisure facilities in Baden-Württemberg.

The current regulations on the obligation to wear masks in public transport, in the medical field, etc., as well as the hygiene recommendations of the state government can be found in the current Corona state ordinance.

Please also obtain information directly from the shops, operators, organizers, or institutions about any deviating information (e.g., possible regulations according to domiciliary rights).

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.

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

Your team of Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH