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

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, public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Shops, Restaurants, cultural institutions, hotels and events are closed or have been cancelled. Partial openings are possible depending on the local incidence value. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information as the information on this website may vary.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 also remains closed until further notice. You have the possibility for Click&Collect. You can also reach us via phone +49 721 602997580 or by mail 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!