The Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion's 3,240 square kilometers offer no shortage of cultural highlights. Fans of theater and music, art and technology aficionados, culinary connoisseurs, and those just looking to relax are sure to get their money's worth in our active and vibrant cultural scene. There are plenty of attractive and diverse cultural activities for children and teenagers, as well.
The region's museums, theaters, art and culture associations, cinemas, and libraries put together programs that draw numerous visitors every year. Dates and other information on cultural events in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion are advertised through these and other channels:
- Newspapers and other publications
If you are particularly interested in museums in the region, the website Deutsche Museen provides an overview of Germany's museums and their addresses.
The same service is also available for theaters in the region.
Below, we present a list of some of the most well-known cultural institutions and events in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion.
At a glance
Museum Frieder Burda Baden-Baden
The world-renowned Frieder Burda collection currently consists of more than a thousand works of contemporary and modern art.
Every summer, Ettlingen's castle courtyard transforms into an open-air stage featuring everything from classical comedy to musicals performed before a breathtaking backdrop
Europe's second-largest opera house offers room for 2,500 guests, and its program and acoustics are among the best in the world.
Germany's largest street theater festival, which astounds more than 150,000 attendees every two years, has long since become a hallmark of the KTR far beyond the region's borders.
This annual summer event is one major reason why the region enjoys a strong cultural reputation.
The Baroque castle formerly occupied by the prince-bishops of Speyer presents its own exciting program every two years: At the Kultursommer Open Air Festival, historical cultural heritage meets modern entertainment!
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
The ZKM deals with new media theories and practices like no other cultural institution in the world. It combines research and production, exhibitions and other events, intermediary functions, and documentation under one roof.