The Museum on Marktplatz

The Baden State Museum has been in charge of the Museum on Marktplatz since 1993. The museum is located right at the heart of Karlsruhe in the former publishing house of Badischen Neuesten Nachrichten (Baden News). The Museum hosts a unique collection of applied art from the turn of the century.

Art collections from the 20th century are the focus of Karlsruhe’s Museum on Marktplatz . The city has made huge contributions to modern architecture and applied art, from art nouveau to today’s modern building design.

With its permanent exhibition in the first floor and temporary exhibitions on the ground level, the Museum on Marktplatz builds a bridge to the historic collections at Karlsruhe palace. Featuring works from the 1919 Bauhaus movement, the collection gives a splendid overview of developments in design, from functionalism to current styles.

In het Museum beim Markt leggen de collecties kunst uit de 20e eeuw de nadruk op de grote stad, die veel bijgedragen heeft aan het moderne aspect van de architectuur en toegepaste kunst. De collecties beginnen bij de Jugendstil en lopen door tot het huidige moderne bouwwezen.
Met de permanente tentoonstelling op de eerste verdieping en de wisseltentoonstellingen op de begane grond slaat het Museum beim Markt een brug naar de historische collecties in het slot van Karlsruhe. Met werken van het in 1919 opgerichte Bauhaus biedt de collectie een representatief overzicht van design, van functionalisme tot de tegenwoordige producten.

Free performance with the Karlsruhe Card: Free entrance to the exhibition

Opening Times:

Monday - Friday


Saturday, Sunday and holiday

10-18 Uhr

free entry
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 12:00 - 20:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Friday 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
  • suitable bad weather


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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.

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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

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