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

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!