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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 (July 4 & 18), Poetry, Please! (July 25), MovieTalk (July 12),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (July12 & 26) and Storytime for kids 6 and up (July 14).  More info here. July is Caribbean Month at the American Library - part of Discover English Literature from Around the World. The American Library is closed from August 7th to September 4th for summer holidays.

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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Ongoing Events

May 13 - September 10 — Gartenschau Bad Herrenalb. Horticulture show in nearby Bad Herrenalb.Three sections covering over 24 acres: Kurpark (spa park), Klosterviertel (area around the old monastery) and Schweizerwiese (area near the train station). Entry fee. Special evening programs and light show.

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 6 - August 6 — Zeltival. Summerfestival at Tollhaus. Terrific program. Many acts never before seen in Karlsruhe. Check out the schedule and enjoy the music!

July 21 - September 10 — Open Air Movies shown outside of Schloss Gottesaue by the Schauburg movie theater folks. 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.

August 5 — KAMUNA (Karlsruhe Museum Night). 16 museums and cultural institutions are open from 6 pm until 1 am. Most have special tours or musical events and food. The event culminates in a concert at Stadtmitte starting at 11:30 pm. Shuttle service between venues. Pick up a brochure to plan your visit. Buy a button for entry into the exhibitions.

August 8 — Stammtisch at Kühler Krug. A Stammtisch is a very German thing. This one is organized by the English-Speaking Meet-Up Group and is a good opportunity to meet new people, see old friends and talk in English.

August 11 - 12 — Rock am Wald in nearby Eggenstein. 8 bands in 2 days leaning towards hard core rock, especially on Saturday.

September 15 — Aruhdhati Roy reading at the DAI in Heidlelberg. In English. Entry fee.