The little town of Lauterbourg is at the eponymous river Lauter in the Département Bas-Rhin, directly at the German border in the near of Karlsruhe. Worth seeing is the baroque church with Gothic choir from 13th century as well as the city itself as a masterpiece of Vauban.

Once the genious master builder Vauban let develop the border town in the north east of the Alsace to a fortress. Still today there are tracks of the past in spite of grave devastation. However, there remains only a little bit of the town wall. It come from the 15th century and had over 15 towers. Today there is only the Metzgerturm ("Tower of Butcher",frz. Tour des Bouchers) and some wall rests. Until 1761 the Metzgerturm served as prison.


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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.

As of May 4th, 2020, the Karlsruhe companies have reopened! The current situation is still existence-threatening for many companies because there is a lack of income from the past few weeks. So take advantage of the opportunities offered and shop locally, whether on site, by telephone or online. All information can be found here. You will also find a list of restaurants that offer a pick-up or delivery service here. The opening times may differ from the information on this website.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is opened again as well with high security measures Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday from 10:30am - 2:30pm.

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!

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