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Regular English Language Events


Check out Karlsruhe's very own English-Speaking Meetup Group for events, activities and adventures! The most popular regular event is the monthly German-English Stammtisch where you can practice your English or German and meet nice people in a relaxed atmosphere. Other group events include music, sports, culture - something for everyone. Sponsored by

The American Library has regular events in English for kids and adults: LitNite (April 4 & 18), Poetry, Please! (March 28, April 25), MovieTalk (April 12),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (April 12 & 16) and Storytime for kids 6 and up (April 7 & 28).  More info here.

The Karlsruhe Toastmasters meet every 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month at 7:15 p.m. to practice public speaking in English.

Improve your German!

The IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum Karlsuhe - International Meeting Center Karlsruhe) offers a program Sprecht miteinander! (Talk to each other!). Practice your spoken German in a relaxed atmosphere. People of similar language ability form groups moderated by a volunteer. Free and no registration required. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

The IBZ offers a number of other projects to help with integration. A listing in English is available here.

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Calendar of Events

Events in and around Karlsruhe as well as announcements of general interest 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.

April 8 - 22 — School holidays for the Karlsruhe schools.

April 11 — Stammtisch at The Old Chapel Pub (formerly Bray Head) starting at 6:30 p.m. Organized by the Karlsruhe English-Speaking Meet-Up group. Usually draws a good crowd of regulars and newbies. Come join the fun!

April 14 — Good Friday (Karfreitag). Most everything is closed. Fish restaurants are very busy on this day, so make a reservation if so inclined.

Arpil 16 — Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag).

April 17 — Easter Monday (Ostermontag). Stores and public offices are closed. Many restaurants, musuems, and theaters are open.

April 23 — German Beer Day (Tag des deutschen Bieres). Beer is a part of German culture - more than 1300 breweries produce over 5000 different beers! Head to your nearest beer garden (weather permitting) and have a taste.

April 23 — International Day of the Book (Welttag des Buches) sponsored by UNESCO. Visit your local bookstore or library the day before because stores and public institutions are closed on Sundays!

April 27 - 28 — Platzda! starting at 7 p.m. at Gutenbergplatz. Street theater festival in the heart of the Weststadt. Outdoors and free, but buttons will be sold to support these magnificent artists.

April 27 - 30 — 23. Karlsruher Künstlermesse (23. Karslruhe Artists Fair). Juried show of local young artists, many of whom will be present. Works for sale.

May 1 — Maifeiertag (International Worker's Day). Official public holiday in all of Germany. It's a Monday, so plan a long weekend.