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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 February 11th.

The American Library has regular events in English for kids and adults: LitNite (February 4 &  18), Poetry, Please! (February 25), MovieTalk (February 12),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (February 12 & 26), Teen Time (February 7 & 21) and Storytime for kids 6 and up (February 7 & 21).

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.

From now until Ash Wednesday (February 26) - Carneval time in the region. For background information see our page on Fasching.

February 4 - 8 — Silent Film Festival in Karlsruhe. The main theme this year is "Revolution! Kino in deutscher Umbruchzeit/100 Jahre "Das Kabinet des Dr. Caligari." Films shown at Stephanssaal and the Kinemathek. More information (in German) about the Stummfilm Festival here.

February 8 — Just Books! Sale at the American Library. Stop by between 10 am and 2 pm for some great gently used books and DVDs at great prices. Proceeds will go to the library to buy new books.

February 8 — Collegium Musicum perform at KIT South Campus - Gerthsen Hörsaal starting at 8 pm. Come early - seats fill up fast. Free - but donations accepted upon leaving the concert.

February 9 - 26 — 43rd International Händel Festspiele at the Badisches Staatstheater. Baroque music in Karlsruhe.

February 11Stammtisch organized by the Karlsruhe English-Speaking Meet-Up group at Old Chapel Pub starting around 6:30 p.m.

February 13 - 16 — art Karlsruhe. A very popular art market - classic, to modern to contemporary at the Karlsruhe trade centre. Most of the art works are for sale. Tours available. Admission fee charged.

February 15 — Tea Time at the American Library from 3 to 5 pm. Sit down with a delicious cup of tea, scrumptious scones and other tasty pastries, and listen to a few fabulous poems being read aloud as we long for the first signs of spring. Feel free to bring your own favorite poem (in English) and share it with us. Tea, scones and poems are for free - donations welcome! To help prepare, please sign up by calling the library ((0721) 7 27 52).

February 22 - 29 — Fasching holidays for the Karlsruhe school system.

February 22 — Registration deadline for the 9th American Library Spelling Bee. Open to all pupils 16 and under. Learn 200 English words, take a written test and if you make it to the final in April, win great prizes! More information:  https://www.american-library.de/spelling-bee.

February 23 — Big Fasching parade in Durlach starting at 14:11.

February 25 — Faschingdienstag (Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday). This is the day of the big carneval parade in Karlsruhe — starting at 14:11. Most stores in the inner part of the city close for the day - or at least the afternoon. Trams are re-routed. Expect around 80 marching bands and floats.

March 10Stammtisch organized by the Karlsruhe English-Speaking Meet-Up group at Zum Kleinen Ketterer starting around 6:30 p.m.