Pfinzgau Museum Durlach

The Pfinzgau Museum,which is located in rooms inside the Baroque Karlsburg (entrance B), illustrates the history of the city of Durlach, which remained a “free city” until 1938. The exhibits include various works of art, cultural objects, and accounts of everyday life.

The museum illustrates the history of the city of Durlach, which was first settled during the Roman era and remained a free city until 1938. Durlach, a creation of the Swabian dynasty, was the residence of the Margrave of Baden-Durlach from 1565 to 1718 before it developed into an industrial centre in the 19th century.

A model of Karlsburg before 1689, a model of the city in 1800, a large collection of Durlach faience from the 18th and 19th centuries, records of Durlach industrial enterprises, plus a variety of documents, paintings and photos shed light on the largest city district in modern-day Karlsruhe.

Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00


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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

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