Under the title: "Demolition in Reality - Departure into Virtuality", the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe 2020 became virtual.

They celebrated their world premiere on August 5th with thousands of spectators from all over the world. For the first time, a projection mapping was created in digital space alone. Karlsruhe Palace and Palace Square were digitally recreated and the new spectacular shows are now “mapped” onto this virtual palace model.

It is also special that with this web projection mapping different perspectives can be taken. The two new shows, “Attitude Indicator” by TNL and “Changes³”, were also premieres.

The show started every evening at 8:15 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. until September 13th. The stream started a quarter of an hour beforehand with the countdown and a curious Grand Duke Karl Friedrich von Baden.

The SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe took place for the first time in 2015 for the 300th birthday of the city and has been delighting the public every summer since then. Over a million people have already visited the art experience on the 170-meter-long baroque palace facade.

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, public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Shops, Restaurants, cultural institutions, hotels and events are closed or have been cancelled. Partial openings are possible depending on the local incidence value. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information as the information on this website may vary.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 also remains closed until further notice. You have the possibility for Click&Collect. You can also reach us via phone +49 721 602997580 or by mail

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!