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Karlsruhe: Kultur und Tourismus

International Culture

Karlsruhe has a broad inter­na­tio­nal cultural programme for visitors and residents alike. Many museums in Karlsruhe offer guided tours in foreign languages, and the city runs numerous inter­na­tio­nal festivals, series of events and oppor­tu­ni­ties to meet other cultures.


Guided tours of the city and thematic tours in foreign languages

Karlsruhe has a large number of guided tours of the city and thematic tours in at least two foreign languages. Click here for a list of all guided tours – both city tours and thematic tours – in different languages.

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International festivals and series of events

Karlsruhe has a range of festivals and series of events with an inter­na­tio­nal orien­ta­tion, e.g. the Days of European Culture, the Women's Perspec­ti­ves Festival, Folkloria, the Inter­na­tio­nal Commu­ni­ca­tion Festival and the French Week.

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Partnerstädte, Twin Towns, Villes Jumelées

Karlsruhe is twinned with Halle, Nancy, Nottingham, Krasnodar and Timişoara.

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International Community Centre (IBZ)

The Inter­na­tio­nal Community Centre has a wide-ranging programme for foreign residents in Karlsruhe. As well as language course, it offers above all oppor­tu­ni­ties for people to enjoy their own cultures, to get to know other cultures and to enter into dialogue with other cultures.

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Centre Culturel Franco-Allemand

The Centre Culturel Franco-Allemand is a foundation that focuses on German-French dialogue, offering a varied and sophi­sti­ca­ted cultural programme that ranges from exhibi­ti­ons through readings, films and drama to concerts and lectures. As well as providing language courses and a media library, the centre has a wide range of French media.

 

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Films in their original languages at the Schauburg and Kinemathek cinemas

A number of Karlsruhe cinemas, especially Schauburg and Kinemathek, regularly show films in their original languages.

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Guided tours of museums in foreign languages


Guided tours in various foreign languages at the Baden State Museum

Exhibi­ti­ons of collec­ti­ons and special exhibi­ti­ons are frequently accom­pa­nied by public guided tours in a variety of foreign languages. Tours are available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Russian and Dutch. The tours are aimed both at native speakers and at language learners ("German at the Museum").

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Guided tours for groups and private individuals in several languages at the ZKM

The ZKM offers guided tours for groups and private indivi­du­als in several languages. Guided tours are conducted for insti­tu­ti­ons, companies, school classes and private groups, providing an overview of the develop­ment and programmes of the ZKM, a presen­ta­tion of the general setup and thematic focus of the exhibi­ti­ons and selected works.

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Guided tours of the Staatliche Kunsthalle in French and Spanish

Matching the special focus on French art, a guided tour is provided in French at two-month intervals on Saturday afternoons. In addition, a tour is also offered in Spanish every two months.

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