There are a lot of tourist attractions in Karlsruhe that will attract you the city and make your holiday a delightful one. The city owns a dazzling nightlife scene, interesting museums and fun festivals that make up its list of things to do in Karlsruhe.
Some of the main attractions of Karlsruhe are its splendid Karlsruhe Palace, its beautiful botanical gardens, Federal courts of Justice, St. Stephan Parish Church, Evangelical Church and many others.
There are many squares where you can spend your leisure time such as Square of Fundamental Rights, Market Square (Marktplatz), the Pyramid and The Durlach District. You can also admire the Turmberg Castle Ruins as it forms the nortwesternmost peak of the Black Forest at the transition between the low maintain range and the hilly landscape of the Kraichgau region.Kaiserplatz is another attraction to look forward to. This place got its name from the monument of Kaiser Wilhelm I on horseback set in the middle of the square. The good part about this city is that all of its attractions can be easily covered on foot, making it a perfect destination to admire the culture traditions of Germany.
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A one of it’s kind combination of Zoological city garden Karlsruhe zoo and park, is home to over 900 animals from 150 different species. Opened in 1865, Karlsruhe zoo is one of the oldest running zoos in Germany and is one of the major attractions of Karlsruhe City. Located right in the heart of the fan shaped city, this place offers somethin...
Schloss Karlsruhe, Schlossbezirk 10, 76131 Karlsruhe, Innenstadt-West, Germany
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Karlsruhe palace, built in 1715 by Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach, has served as the residence and seat of the government of the Baden dynasty for 200 hundred years. Since it came into existence this palace has witnessed numerous renovations as it stands at the hub of 32 avenues radiating outwards symmetrically to form Karlsruhe'...
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Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Educational Site, Entertainment, Family And Kids, ...
Lorenzstr. 19, D-76135 Karlsruhe, Germany
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, founded in 1989, is a home for all forms of contemporary art. An unparalleled cultural institution where the visitors get an exciting chance for active interaction and discussion in the fields ranging from fine arts to media technology. Located in an old munitions factory, it hosts two museums, three resear...
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Water Body, Waterfront, Water Park, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Water Sport
Hermann-Veit-Str. 5, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany.
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Europabad is considered as the most modern and exciting water park in the entire Karlsruhe region. This lively splash-and-play swimming pool serves a perfect hangout for the whole family, featuring a waterfall, a lazy river and one of the southern Germany’s longest water slide (170 m), there’s something special for everyone. The place h...
Built in 1919, Badisches Landesmuseum is located inside the Karlsruhe Palace and exhibits one of the largest architectural, cultural and historical collections. The majestic art collections cover history from ancient civilizations to modern history, including WWII. The museum has been preserved for the most part, after the castle of Karlsruhe being...
Established in the years 1823-1825 over the vault of the city’s founder, Margrave Charles III William (1679-1738), the Karlsruhe Pyramid is regarded as the city’s second emblem. The pyramid’s architecture is an example of the ancient Egyptian revival architecture, which stands unaffected by the extensive bombings during the WWII. ...
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Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Restaurant, Leisure, Shopping Center, Famil...
Kaiserstraße, 76133 Karlsruhe–Downtown Center, Karlsruhe, Germany
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Kaiserstraße is the main shopping street in the city located in the city center. Spread over the long road connecting the former city gates Durlacher Tor and Muhlburger Tor, is this Baden’s longest shopping street, where you can have a memorable shopping experience. On a stroll through this shopper’s paradise you’ll find...
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Outdoors, Off Beaten Path, View Point, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Hill, Trai...
Durlach, 76227 Karlsruhe – Durlach, Germany.
07:00 am - 08:00 pm
Turmberg, standing 256 meters high, is a large hill on at Durlach on the outskirts of Karlsruhe and is the highest point of the city. The Turmberg railway, the oldest funicular railway still operating in Germany, has been ascending the hill since 1888. Climbing the 528 steps of the ‘Hexenstäffele’, one can reach the top of the hill...
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Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Neighborhoods
Durlach, Karlsruhe, Germany
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Durlach, first mentioned as a city in 1196, is a borough of the German city of Karlsruhe with a population of roughly 30,000. Durlach holds significant importance on the historical timeline of Germany. Emperor Fredrick II on the margrave Hermann V of Zähringen as an allodial possession bestowed it. It has served as a seat of the Liberal party ...
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Performance, Theatre, Family And Kids, Opera House
Baumeisterstraße 11, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany
02:00 pm - 08:00 pm
The Badisches Staatstheater, is a theatre and Opera house in Karlsruhe. This theatre is a Dreisparten house, comprising in three performance genres of music theatre, ballet and the studio stage. Attached to the Staatstheater are the Badische Staatskapelle (Orchestra) and the Badische Staatsopernchor (opera chorus). The architure of this theatre tel...
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Art Museum, Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Architecture , Arts And Crafts
Hans-Thoma-Straße 2-6, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Opened in 1846, the state art gallery has maintained most of its original works of the collection since it’s year of inception. Opened with a motive to serve as an agent between the past, present and future, it not only preserves the legends of several centuries but also aims at modern historic collection and it’s perpetuation and expan...
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Garden, Performance, Theatre, Cinema, Family And Kids
Marienstrasse, 16 , D 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
The Schauburg, opened in 1929, is a classic old school cinema where you can enjoy the films in their original version. Set in the premises of the former Apollo Vaudeville Theatre, which was Karlsruhe’s first true metropolitan area cinema with 600 seats, stands this great cinema with retro charm. After near total destruction in the WWII, the c...
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Sport, Arena, Stadium, Entertainment, Leisure, Family And Kids
Adenauerring 17, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Wildparkstadion, home ground of the local football club Karlsruher SC, is a football stadium located near Karlsruhe palace. There have been several football pitches at this location since 1922 but the stadium we see today was built in 1955 and has undergone several major renovations since. The stadium now promises of modern and comfortable fa...
With it’s origin dating back to the mid 18th century, Naturkundemuseum Karlsruhe has been considered as one of the greatest scientific research museums in Germany. The Museum organizes special themed exhibitions at regular intervals, while the permanent exhibition shows continue to attract visitors in large numbers every year. This place witn...
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Leisure, Mall, Shopping Center, Family And Kids
Ettlinger-Tor-Platz 1, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Ettlinger Tor Karlsruhe was opened in 2005, owned by the ECE group in downtown, is considered to be the largest urban shopping center in southern Germany. Spread over a total of 33,000 square meters of retail space stands this true shopper’s paradise. It has 130 stores located on either side of a three-Storey - open, the extension of the ...