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Regular English Language Events


Karlsruhe's very own English-Speaking Meetup Group (sponsored by is an informal platform allowing for the organization of events, activities and adventures — a hike in the Black Forest, dancing in a club or hanging out with Mom's and kids are a few examples.

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. Start is 6:30 p.m. until around 9:30 ish. 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 (), Poetry, Please! (), MovieTalk ( ),  Storytime for kids 3-5 () and Storytime for kids 6 and up ().  More info here. The American LIbrary is closed from August 5 - September 2.

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!

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

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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.

July 20 - September 9 — Open Air Movies shown outside of Schloss Gottesaue hosted by the Schauburg movie theater. Mainstream to arthouse. If you like movies and your German is good enough, this is a delightful way to spend an evening in Karlsruhe. Admission charged. Parking limited. Food and drink available for purchase.

July 28 - September 9 — Schlosslichtspiele. This extremely popular event is now in it's 4th year. Innovative light show projected on the facade of the castle. Free and outdoors. If you would like to support this great event, purchase a button. No show on August 4th.

August 17 & 18 — Light Festival in the Zoo (Lichterfest im Stadtgarten). Lanterns and lights and lit-up figures throughout the city garden (part of the Zoo). Special tickets on sale now for entry starting at 3 p.m. Music and lights.

August 17 - 20 — Neureuter Kerwe. A Kerwe is an annual fair, often organized by a church. The one in Neureut (northern neighborhood) has been going strong since the 18th century.

August 18 & 19 — Bahnhofsfest in Bad Herrenalb. Old train fan? Take a ride on a steam train, see other railroad rarities and enjoy a snack or drink at the train station in Bad Herrenalb (last stop on the S1 train). Starting at 11 a.m.

August 18 & 19 — Frauenalber Klostertage. Music and more.

August 24 - 26 — Marktfest in nearby Ettlingen. Music, food and more.

August 31 - September 2 — Bier Börse (Beer Market) in the Schlossgarten of Karlsruhe. 60 stands with over 500 different beers to try, from local to global.