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

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!