Special Interest & Technical Visits

The young city of Karlsruhe lies in the heart of Europe, in southern Germany to be more precise, and is home to almost 300,000 residents.

Surrounded by the breathtaking natural landscapes of the Black Forest, the Rhine, the Palatinate, and the Alsace region in France, Karlsruhe is one of the sunniest cities in Germany with more than 80 ha of green space. The Karlsruhe tourism department offers practical professional visitor programmes. Numerous cooperative arrangements with the city, educational establishments, research institutions and local business, industry and trade enable the programmes to provide interesting insights into a wide variety of areas of knowledge and German culture.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), campus north

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of Europe’s largest research establishments.


The TramTrain System – The Karlsruhe Model

The so-called ‘Karlsruhe model’ has made the city of Karlsruhe renowned in and beyond professional circles throughout the world.


ZKM I Center for Art and Media

The museums, concert halls and research institutions of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media make it a unique cultural institution.


Technology Tour

Strategies and technologies to counter climate change


Karlsruhe Energy Tour

Compared to 1990, the EU aims to produce 40 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.


The Black Forest National Park

After a long discussion process on whether or not to establish a new national park in the German Federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the 10,000-hectare Black Forest National Park was finally established in 2014.


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 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!

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