We are open again! Find out which cultural establishments are opening up again

This page contains all the information you need before you visit any cultural establishment in Karlsruhe. Please note the guidelines and instructions to allow you and other visitors to enjoy your trip safely. Any further information can be found on the websites of the relevant institutions.

Museums and galleries

Baden State Museum:

  • The Baden State Museum reopened its doors as of Tuesday, 12 May.
  • The ‘Ancient Cultures’ and ‘Middle Ages’ sections on the ground floor and ‘Renaissance’ on the first floor are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The other collections and the special ‘HumANimal’ exhibition remain closed at this stage.
  • The museum shop is open.
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • No more than 70 visitors can be admitted to the museum at any time.
  • A sanitiser station has been set up in the entrance area.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • For the first few weeks, admission will be free of charge.
  • The ‘Museum at the Market Square’ and the ‘Museum in the Majolika’ will remain closed for now.
  • You can find more information on the website of the Baden State Museum.

Karlsruhe State Museum of Natural History:

  • As of Tuesday, 12 May, the exhibition areas in the west wing are now open to visitors.
  • The ‘Planet 3.0 – Climate.Life.Future’ exhibition has been extended until 2 August 2020. There is a reduced admission price to include the permanent exhibition (€5 for adults, €10 for a family ticket).
  • The ‘Climate and habitats’ exhibition, vivarium, ‘Form and function – Inspired by nature’ exhibition, large aquarium including the coral reef tank and the museum shop are also open.
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • Visitor numbers are restricted to 50.
  • Groups must consist of no more than two individuals or a family.
  • Face coverings must be worn (with the exception of children under 6 years).
  • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained.
  • You can find more information on the website of the State Museum of Natural History.

ZKM | Center for Art and Media:

  • The ZKM partially reopened its doors on Wednesday, 13 May.
  • The ‘Writing the History of the Future’ exhibition is now accessible again.
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • Groups of up to two individuals or family groups only.
  • The exhibition can accommodate a maximum of 200 people.
  • For the time being, all workshops, guided tours, exhibition openings and events will be held exclusively on a virtual basis.
  • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained.
  • Visitors over the age of 6 years must wear masks at all times.
  • You can find more information on the ZKM website.

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe:

  • The Staatliche Kunsthalle (State Art Gallery) will reopen on Friday, 29 May.
  • You can find more information on the Kunsthalle website.

Municipal Gallery:

  • The Municipal Gallery is already open again.
  • The ground floor features a large-scale special exhibition entitled ‘(In)finite resources? Artistic perspectives since 1980’.
  • Further presentations on the upper floors have also been open to visitors since Saturday, May 9.
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • Events, guided tours, the children’s workshop on Sundays and the museum afternoons for parents and children cannot currently be held because of the infection risk.
  • No more than 50 people are allowed in the exhibition rooms at any time.
  • Face coverings must be worn.
  • You can find more information on the Municipal Gallery website.

Museum of Literature:

  • The Museum of Literature will reopen its permanent exhibition on Sunday, 17 May.
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • General social distancing rules apply.
  • The Museum of Literature asks that the safety and hygiene guidelines provided are adhered to.
  • Visitor numbers are restricted to a maximum of 6 people.
  • Audio guides and the audio library are not currently available.
  • You can find more information on the Museum of Literature website.

Baden Art Association:

  • The Baden Art Association is back open as of Tuesday, 12 May.
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • No more than 35 visitors can be admitted to the exhibition at any time.
  • Face coverings must be worn (with the exception of children under 6 years).
  • Sanitiser station in the foyer.
  • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres among visitors and employees.
  • All workshops, guided tours and events have been cancelled for the time being.
  • You can find more information on the website of the Baden Art Association.

Galerie Knecht und Burster:

  • Galerie Knecht und Burster has already reopened its doors:
  • Wed.–Fri. 2–6 p.m., Sat. 12–3 p.m. and by appointment
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • Normal hygiene and distancing rules (masks mandatory and minimum 1.5 m distancing)
  • max. 4 people
  • You can find more information on the gallery website.

BBK Gallery:

  • The artists’ house gallery has already reopened its doors:
  • Thursdays and Fridays 5–7 p.m.
  • Closed at the weekends and on public holidays
  • The ‘Druckkunst heute – Treffpunkt Grafik’ exhibition on printing and graphic art has been extended to the end of May.
  • The last day of the exhibition will be on Friday, 29 May.
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • All workshop courses have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • A maximum of 6 people can be admitted into the lower gallery area, with numbers restricted to 4 or 3 people respectively in the upper rooms.
  • There are signs pointing out the rules on social distancing.
  • You can find more information on the BBK website.

Theatre

Baden State Theatre

  • The Baden State Theatre offers a special programme "Sonderfahrplan" till 25. July
  • You can find more information on the Baden State Theatre website.

Kammertheater

  • The Kammertheater offers a drive-in-cinema.
  • You can find more information on the Kammertheater website.

Sandkorn

  • The Sankorn offers the audience "Sandkorn on tour"
  • You can find more information on the Sandkorn website.

Libraries and archives

City Library:

  • All nine departments of the Karlsruhe City Library have already reopened.
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • The following services are available: lending, returning, collecting reserved items and library card issue and renewal.
  • Restrictions: The reading café is closed and there are no newspapers, PC workstations or study spaces available. The photocopiers and scanners may not be used. There are restrictions on the numbers of people who can use the library at any one time, but these numbers differ across the different libraries. Queues are to be expected. Visitors are asked not to stay too long. Children aged 10 and under may only enter the library if accompanied by an adult.
  • Masks must be worn.
  • The toilets are closed.
  • Further information can be found on the city library website or provided by telephone or email.

Baden State Library:

  • The Baden State Library is already open again.
  • Restricted services available.
  • No more than five people at a time.
  • Face coverings must be worn.
  • A distance of at least two metres must be maintained to other visitors.
  • The ‘Egon Eiermann DIGITAL’ exhibition reopened on Monday, May 11.
  • Visitors are asked to telephone in advance for an appointment on 0721 175 2221.
  • Visitors with appointments can access the exhibition via the main entrance and the foyer.
  • A period of one hour is reserved for each visit to the exhibition room.
  • You can find more information on the website of the Baden State Library.

City Archive:

  • The City Archive and reading room has already reopened.
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • By prior appointment only.
  • You can find more information on the City Archive website.

General State Archives:

  • The General State Archives have already reopened.
  • The reading rooms, the finding aids rooms and the archive advisory service are open.
  • Important information and restrictions:
  • Visits by prior appointment only.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Sanitiser stations in the foyer and reading room.
  • For hygiene reasons, please bring your own equipment, not only electronic devices but also pens and paper.
  • You can find more information on the General State Archives website.

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 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!