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

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!