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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 (April 3 & 17), Poetry, Please! (April 24), MovieTalk (April 11),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (April 11 & 25) and Storytime for kids 6 and up (April 13 & 27).  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!

New time and place — 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 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 12 — State Horticulture Show (Landesgartenschau) opens in Lahr (near Freiburg) and runs through October 14th.

April 18 - 22 — Independent Days/International Filmfest (IDIF). Short, documentary and long films. All independent. 151 films from 46 countries shown at the Schauburg Movie Theater.

April 20 - May 5 — European Days of Culture (Europäische Kulturtage). Every two years the city hosts a cultural European festival. Many different venues throughout the city including theater, movies and museums. Program in German available here. The program in English will be available mid April. The main theme is "Equal Rights for Everyone."

April 21 — Dirty Old Town. 11 pubs in the Old Town (Altstadt) with live music and DJs.

April 21 & 22 — Fest der Sinne in Karlsruhe. Stephanplatz, Kirchplatz, Marktplatz and Schlossplatz are the regions to enjoy the spring with food, music, events for kids. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stephanplatz has a fabric market on Saturday and flea market on Sunday.

April 23 — German Beer Day (Tag des Deutschen Bieres). Beer is a part of German culture with over 1300 breweries both small and large. This day celebrates the proclamation of the German Beer Purity Law from 1516. Head to your nearest beer garden (if weather permits) and have a taste (alcohol-free also available).

April 23 — International Day of the Book (Welttag des Buches) sponsored by UNESCO. Visit your local library or book shop and read! It's also the day of translation.

April 26 & 27 – Platzda! starting at 7 p.m. at Gutenbergplatz. Street theater festival in the heart of the Weststadt. Outdoors and free, but buttons for €5 will be sold to help finance the project. Well worth it!

April 26 - May 18 — Verpartnert. Contemporary crafts (Kunsthandwerk) from Karlsruhe and sister city Halle. At the Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe Tu-Su from 11 to 6.

April 30 — Tanz in den Mai (Dance into May). Dance til you drop at various venues throughout the city (and Germany!). The following day is a holiday. In other parts of Germany, this is Walpurgis Night (also known as Witches Night) and is celebrated on the Brocken in the Harz Mountains.

May 1 — Maifeiertag (International Worker's Day). Official public holiday in all of Germany. Take Monday off and get a 4-day weekend!