Cultural attractions

Parties and leisure on campus

Studying at HsKA is not just work: Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences has several official events during the semester. Campuswide parties are organized by the Allgemeine Studierendenausschuss (AStA), and smaller faculty parties by the respective Students' Councils. 

The HsKA choir "Vocal Resources" welcomes participants and audience members. Vocal Resources has successfully participated in several festivals and competitions.

Don't forget to check the Studierendenwerk (Student Services) page for more events as well as the Carte Culture, which offers price reductions on cultural attractions in Strasbourg, Mulhouse, and Colmar; a voucher booklet ("Kulturscheckheft") is also available for purchase, which allows reduced or free entrance to many museums, theatres and other cultural attractions in Karlsruhe. The Kulturscheckheft can be collected for free at the International Student Center (in the entrance hall of the big Mensa at Adenauerring 7, opening hours Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Important: take your CampusCard and the bonus leaflet with you.

Also available: workshops and seminars, dance classes and discussion groups, film evenings and parties organized by the AKK Arbeitskreis Kultur und Kommunikation at KIT.

Museums, festivals, and theatre in Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe has several interesting museums: interactive experience and experimentation is offered at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM). Other museums include the Badisches Landesmuseum, the Staatliche Kunsthalle and the Staatliche Museum für Naturkunde.

A regionally famous highlight of Karlsruhe's calendar is the open air festival "das Fest". But there are also other open air festivals throughout summer. 

Theater and cabaret fans will enjoy productions at Badische Staatstheater, the Tollhaus, the Kammertheater and the Sandkorn-Theater.

A detailed list of cultural events is available on the German-language pages Klappe-auf and Inka.

The Kino overview has links of the movies currently playing at various cinemas throughout the city. The Schauburg regularly offers mainstream films in their original language. You can also see independent films in original language at the Kinemathek Karlsruhe.