The State Art Gallery

The State Art Gallery (Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe) in Karlsruhe sees itself as an agent between the past, present and future. It does not focus exclusively on preserving the legacy of several centuries, but aims instead to establish a modern dialogue with the historic collection and its valuable extension.

Opened in 1846, the art gallery is one of the few art museums in Germany that has largely maintained the original works of the collection it showcased in its early years. It spans three historic buildings at the edge of the Botanical Gardens. The main building and the Orangery are home to a permanent display of around 800 paintings covering the late middle ages to the present. The Youth Gallery exhibits changing collections that are particularly interesting for children and adolescents. The Copperplate Cabinet contains more than 90,000 prints and is one of the oldest collections of graphical art in Europe. The library features more than 150,000 volumes and is one of the largest public museum libraries in southern Germany.

Free performance with the KarlsruheCard: Free entrance

Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 Kunsthalle, Orangerie und Junge Kunsthalle
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 Kunsthalle, Orangerie und Junge Kunsthalle
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 Kunsthalle, Orangerie und Junge Kunsthalle
Friday 10:00 - 18:00 Kunsthalle, Orangerie und Junge Kunsthalle
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 Kunsthalle, Orangerie und Junge Kunsthalle
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 Kunsthalle, Orangerie und Junge Kunsthalle


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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