Karlsruhe | August 8 to September 15, 2019


- Entry free -

The SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe 2019 under the motto:

"A summer of love and life. Hate comes late - Love comes first."

Ganz im Zeichen der Liebe und des Lebens stehen die SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe in ihrer fünften Auflage. Vom 8. August bis 15. September erstrahlt die Barockfassade des Karlsruher Schlosses wieder durch atemberaubende Projection Mappings - mit neuen Werken, die 2019 unter dem Motto "Ein Sommer der Liebe und des Lebens. Hate comes late - Love comes first" stehen.



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The shows of the 2019 SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE will be announced soon!


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With its 170 meters of projection surface, the castle of Karlsruhe is perhaps the largest, but definitely the most beautiful screen in Germany. 24 high performance projectors make the castle shine in a different splendor every night – available for everyone free of charge, in the center of Karlsruhe. Already during the first year of the “Schlosslichtspiele”, the “Schlossplatz” – the actual heart of Karlsruhe – was rediscovered by the people of Karlsruhe and enjoyed great popularity among all ages and income groups every night. Over the course of the summer, the “Schlossplatz” became the meeting point for everyone in Karlsruhe as well as tourists. It is a success story that continues in 2017.

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Events at the castle


10th August, 2019

The grand finale during the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE

Just like in 2018, the finale for the “Golden Guitar” new wave music award will take place during the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE at the Schlossplatz of Karlsruhe.

Tribute to Carl Benz

11th August, 2019

The traditional parade through the city centre in honour of Karlsruhe automobile inventor Carl Benz takes place right in front of the Karlsruhe Palace

Enchanting cars will once again be on display this year in front of the magnificent backdrop of Karlsruhe Castle. The parade starts on 11 August at 11 a.m. Cars and motorcycles built up to and including 1973 are eligible. A complementary event including professional vehicle moderation, a traditional parade through the city centre, and a special Porsche G-model show will round off the festivities. TIP: As early as Saturday 10 August 2019, some particularly beautiful vintage cars can already be admired in the centre of Karlsruhe.

3rd Foodtruck Convention Karlsruhe
FR | until SU |

6th September – 8th September, 2019

Returning to its spot around the Karl-Friedrich Monument once again in 2019

The 4th Foodtruck Convention, taking place on Karlsruhe's palace square, combines treats for the eye with culinary highlights to nourish both body and soul. From 6th to 8th September 2019, the food truck cooks will be serving the finest street food on wheels against the breathtaking backdrop of Karlsruhe Palace.

The incredibly diverse range of food trucks will take you on a wonderfully varied journey of delights – from vegan to vegetarian, right through to meat specialities straight from the smoker. The food truck cooks create the tastiest of street food in the smallest of spaces: whether it be burgers of all kinds or the classic “art food” variety of Maultaschen; there is something here to please all those of you out there who like trying new things. The event will begin at mid-morning on all three days, meaning things will be up and running in time for you to turn your afternoon break into an adventure for your taste buds. Then, in the evening, gourmet street food and a visit to the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE can be easily combined. Admission is free!


Impressions of Schlosslichtspiele 2018

Photos: Uli Deck



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ZKM Karlsruhe

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media is a cultural institution that is unique worldwide, because it is a place that expands the original purposes of a museum. It is a place of all media and genres, of room-based arts, such as paintings, photography, and sculptures, as well as of time-based arts such as film, video, media art, music, dance, theater, and performance. The ZKM was founded in 1989 as a museum with the mission to perpetuate classic arts with the digital age. That is why it is sometimes also called the “electronic or digital Bauhaus” – an expression that is ascribed to Heinrich Klotz. Furthermore, the ZKM is also home to institutes and laboratories, in which people do scientific research, develop, and produce. Besides making sure that the original main idea of a museum, namely that works of art do not disappear, the ZKM has also taken over the task of creating the conditions for the creation of works of art – by guest artists and also by its employees. That is why it is called center and not museum.