Parks and gardens

Learn to appreciate the green side of Karlsruhe!

Karlsruhe is a green city with around 1000 hectares of green space: extensive park facilities such as the castle gardens or the Günther Klotz Park invite you to take a walk and go on aimless wanders. The small white benches in the Botanical Gardens entice you to sit down and forget that you are in the middle of a large city surrounded by numerous different plant and tree species. Small, affectionately arranged squares, from which you can pleasantly observe the hustle and bustle of city life, also punctuate the cityscape. 

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Botanical Gardens

Karlsruhe

The botanical gardens contain over 20 special species of trees from a variety of continents, conservatories containing cacti and numerous greenhouses with tropical plants.

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Günther Klotz Park

Karlsruhe

Günther Klotz Park is a beautiful open area that runs from the south-west of the city to the Karlsruhe district of Grünwinkel. Many locals refer jokingly to the park as the ‘Klotze’, or pad. The Alb river flows through the park, past spacious playing fields and sunbathing areas, the child­ren’s playground, several ponds, hire boats, a basketball court and much more. All in all, Günther Klotz park is an ideal city beauty spot to relax and unwind.

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Oberwald Zoo

Karlsruhe

Oberwald Zoo was created in 1965 to make space in Karlsruhe zoo and the city gardens for the Federal Garden Show. Today it is an integral part of the city’s attractions and cultural offering.

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Palace Gardens

Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe’s palace gardens cover a large area directly behind Karlsruhe palace. The gardens were laid in 1967 to mark the Federal Garden Show and were designed to resemble an English landscape garden. It is a popular meeting place for picnics, sport, an extended stroll, or just to get away from the stresses of daily life.

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Zoological City Gardens

Karlsruhe

The characteristic feature of the zoological gardens in Karlsruhe is the combination of zoo, one of the oldest in Germany, and municipal gardens. Located in the heart of the city centre, it is one of the favourite destinations for an outing within the city limits.

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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, Karlsruhe’s public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Cultural institutions, hotels and events are especially affected by this. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information.

The City’s shopping facilities are also very limited at the moment. Only essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies or banks remain open to the public. Opening times may vary from those advertised on this site.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is closed for the public as well until further notice. You can still reach us either by phone +49 721/602 997 580 or by email touristinfo@karlsruhe-tourismus.de.

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at www.corona.karlsruhe.de 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 www.karlsruhe-tourismus.de/smartathome (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

Best wishes from all the staff at KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and KME Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH