Museums in Karlsruhe

From contemporary witnesses of the history of Baden in the State Museum of Baden to insights into nature in the State Museum of Natural History through to contemporary art in the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe "ZKM" – the museum landscape in Karlsruhe is very colourful and diverse, offering plenty of opportunities for culture lovers and museum enthusiasts.

We recommend the Karlsruhe Card for a relaxing visit to a museum. You can visit the seven major museums in Karlsruhe free of charge with this city card.

Our tip: You can visit the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe "ZKM", the State Museum of Baden and the Municipal Gallery free of charge every Friday from 2 pm as part of the "Happy Friday" promotion. 


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!