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.

ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien
ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien

The ZKM presents art and its production by guest artists on site. It is currently the only cultural institution worldwide that profoundly integrates the many aspects of art: production and research; exhibition and performance; education and dissemination; and conservation and restoration. The exhibition space of more than 15,000 m2, is used to present contemporary developments in art and society in all media genres and artistic practices – from oil paintings to apps, from classical composition to sampling. ZKMs interactive installations invite the thousands of visitors of all ages they attract every year to participate and actively engage with the art works.


A guided tour by ZKMs communication specialists through ZKM’s internationally acclaimed exhibitions revealing a specific focus on the past and present of Media Art. This is followed by another behind-the-scenes media-tour and talk by experts from ZKM’s Institute for Music and Acoustics and Institute for Visual Media on researching media art, including a visit to ZKM’s Laboratory for Antiquated
Video Systems.

Corona Virus

Current information - Corona guide

There are currently no mandatory corona protection measures for shops, the gastronomic area or cultural and leisure facilities in Baden-Württemberg.

The current regulations on the obligation to wear masks in public transport, in the medical field, etc., as well as the hygiene recommendations of the state government can be found in the current Corona state ordinance.

Please also obtain information directly from the shops, operators, organizers, or institutions about any deviating information (e.g., possible regulations according to domiciliary rights).

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.

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

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