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.

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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.

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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.

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Technology Tour

Strategies and technologies to counter climate change

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Karlsruhe Energy Tour

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

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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.

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Corona Virus

Current information - Corona guide

Karlsruhe continues to open! Shops, restaurants, culture & more - this applies currently!

Due to the current official measures implemented by Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, public life is currently still facing severe restrictions. Please find out more directly from the shops, organizers or institutions. The information on this website may vary and further information in the link above are only available in German.

You would like to be tested? You can find an overview of all current test sites in the city and district here.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is open. There is no need for an appointment. The opening hours and more information you can find here.

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!