Sign up for our newsletter !

Regular English Language Events

Karlsruhe's very own English-Speaking Meetup Group (sponsored by expat-karlsruhe.com) is a way for anyone to organize events and activities or plan adventures. The most popular regular event is the monthly Stammtisch where you can meet nice people who speak English 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 next one is October 8th.

The American Library has regular events in English for kids and adults: LitNite (September 3 & 17), Poetry, Please! (September 24), MovieTalk (September 11),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (September 11 & 25), Teen Time (September 27) and Storytime for kids 6 and up (September 27).

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. Check back for the date of the next one.


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!

The IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum Karlsruhe - International Meeting Center Karlsruhe) offers a number of projects to help with language and integration. A listing in English is available here.

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.

August 8 - September 15 — Schlosslichtspiele This extremely popular event (art direction by ZKM) brings crowds to the front of the castle to watch innovative light shows projected onto the facade. The motto this summer is: “Summer of Love and Life. Hate Comes Late — Love Comes First.” Free and outdoors. Find a spot in front of the castle and enjoy.

September 9 - 15 — Free entry to the Karlsruhe Zoo if you have a monthly pass for the local transportation system. Just show your ticket at the window, and enjoy a day at the zoo. This includes those with 9-Uhr-Karte, Jahreskarte, AboFix, KombiCard, KombiCard Partner, ScoolCard, JobTicket BW, Karte AboPlus KVV/VRN, Karte ab 65, as well as Studi- oder Firmenkarte.

September 14 — Theater Festival (Theaterfest) starting at 11 a.m at the Badisches Staatstheater to welcome in the new theater season. Watch an open rehearsal, partake in a costume auctions, food and drink, fun for the whole family.

September 14 — Westwind in the western part of Karlsruhe in and around the Gutenbergplatz starting at 12 noon and going until 9 p.m. Music, food, activities for kids.

September 15 — International Frühschoppen at Kühler Krug from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frühschoppen is a morning get-together, usually with a drink and a chat. This monthly event is organized my the Karlsruhe English-Speaking Meet-Up group. Please click on the link to RSVP so that they know how many to expect.

September 20 - Parking Day and the First Worldwide Global Climate Strike Day (Fridays for Future on a worldwide scale). In Karlsruhe, Parking Day means that a number of key outdoor parking spots throughout the city will be repurposed - either for bicycle parking, street art, a place to chill and relax or a place to learn about other forms of transportation. The Strike with accompanying rally will start at Friedrichsplatz at 11 a.m.

September 21 — Arts and Crafts Market at Stephanplatz - around 100 booths of handmade goods for sale. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 22 — Baden Marathon. You can still sign up until September 8th. Start is the Europahalle and end is the Carl-Kaufmann Stadion. Go out and cheer the runners in the biggest local marathon alond the streets and around the construction sites of Kalrsuhe. Be prepared for street closings along the route.

Septemberber 25 - 27 — "fine": The Fair for Connoisseurs – Food, Drinks and Lifestyle in nearby Baden-Baden. Shop,eat and browse in the Kurhaus. Entry fee charged.

September 27 — Opening of exhibit at ZKM:  respective Peter Weibel at 7 p.m. in the Foyer. Peter Weibel has been running the ZKM for the last 20 years.

October 3 — Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) is a national public holiday. All government offices are closed. Many museums and restaurants are open. It's a good opportunity to take a 4-day weekend.

October 8 — Stammtisch organized by the Karlsruhe English-Speaking Meet-Upgroup at Erste Fracht Braugasthaus starting around 6:30 p.m. and going until around 10:30 p.m. or longer.