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Regular English Language Events

Karlsruhe's very own English-Speaking Meetup Group (sponsored by expat-karlsruhe.com) is an informal platform allowing for the organization of events, activities and adventures. The most popular regular event is the monthly German-English Stammtisch where you can practice your English and meet nice people in a relaxed atmosphere. Start is 6:30 p.m. until around 11:30 p.m. It's a mix of young and old and all those in-between, who come and go throughout the evening.

The American Library has regular events in English for kids and adults: LitNite (June 4 & 18), Poetry, Please! (May 28, June 25), MovieTalk (June 12),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (June 12 & 26), Teen Time (June 7 & 14) and Storytime for kids 6 and up (June 7 & 14).

The Karlsruhe Toastmasters meet every 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. to practice public speaking in English with friendly, relaxed support from speakers from around the world..

The Technologie Region Karlsruhe has a new event - International Come Together. Meet other professionals, profit from experiences and get connected. Thursdays at Im Schlachthof from 6 to 8 p.m. — May 23 and July 25.


Improve your German!

Sprecht miteinander!

Practice your spoken German in a relaxed atmosphere. People of similar language ability form groups moderated by a native speaker volunteer. Free and no registration required. Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. at

Bürgerzentrum Mühlburg (BZM)
Hardtstr. 37 A/2
76185 Karlsruhe

Just stop by!

What's Up:

Calendar of Events

Events in and around Karlsruhe as well as announcements of general interest for English-speakers (or language-neutral) are listed below. Regular monthly events are listed to the right. If you or your group are hosting an event appropriate to this community, please let us know. More information in our Newsletter.

June 28 - July 1 — Peter and Paul Festival in nearby Bretten. Calling all medieval fans! Parades, music, performances, food etc. The whole town is part of this spectacular event. Parking is limited. Best to use public transportation.


June 28 - July 1 — Lindenblütenfest at the Gutenbergplatz in the western section of Karlsruhe. It's a special 100th anniversary of the event!


June 28 - August 7 — Zeltival 2019 at Tollhaus. Now in its 25th year! Great bands and performances - some internationally known, some newcomers - make for a great mix in a relaxed atmosphere.


June 28 - 30 — Hafen-Kultur Fest 2019. Harbor Festival in Karlsruhe. The city is built around the castle, but the Rhine river isn't far away with an industrial port and boats. The three-day fest celebrates with food, music and boat rides, with a special "After-Work-Regatta" on Friday.

June 29 — Mondo - ein Fest für Alle (used to be the Fest der Völkerverständigung). A festival to celebrate the diversity of the residents of Karlsruhe and to share cultures. Starting at 11 a.m. at Stephanplatz (behind the Post Gallerie). Music, dance, information and lots of food. Free.

June 29 - 30 — Grötzinger Kulturmeile. The Grötzingen section of Karlsruhe is also known as the Malerdorf (painter's town). Music, art and food.

June 29 - July 7 — EFFEKTE - A big science festival! Karlsruhe has more than 26 national and international research institutes and 42,000 students - many want to share what they know! More than 100 events throughout the city, including the universities, research centers, movie theaters and even bars. The highlight of the festival is from July 5 to 7 at the Otto-Dullenkopf Park near Schloss Gottesaue with live experiments, hands on fun and a stage show. Stop by!