Karlsruhe x UNESCO

Germany’s first UNESCO City of Media Arts

Media art is universal – it stands for social and technological innovation, for creativity, connectivity, interdisciplinarity, and brings art and science together in manifold ways. 

Unbelievable: UNESCO City of Media Arts

In Karlsruhe, you can experience art of all genres like nowhere else: be it Southern Germany’s biggest screen at the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Light Art Festival, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media as the 4th most important art museum in the world, or interactive media installations in the heart of the city. Throughout the year, the boundaries between videography, painting, programming, dance and audio become blurred – not only behind the scenes, but in participatory exhibitions, urban events and much more.

For more information on the UNESCO title and current projects of the city of Karlsruhe visit www.cityofmediaarts.de.

Offers for Your Visit

Karlsruhe is in good company: a 45-minute train ride takes you to the cities of Heidelberg (UNESCO City of Literature) and Mannheim (UNESCO City of Music). Dive into the cultural “UNESCO Triangle” of Germany’s Southwest with our exclusive travel package, including three overnight stays in a single or double room.

What’s more, the surrounding region boasts several UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites that are well worth a day trip – such as the medieval Maulbronn Monastery or the Swabian Jura.

Corona Virus

Current information - Corona guide

The shops and restaurants in Karlsruhe are currently open! You can find the current rules here!

Please also contact the companies, shops, organizers or institutions for further information. The information on this website may vary.

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!

Your team of Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH