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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 August 13th.

The American Library has regular events in English for kids and adults: LitNite (), Poetry, Please! (), MovieTalk (),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (), Teen Time () and Storytime for kids 6 and up (). The American Library is closed from August 4th through September 2nd.

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. Thursdays at Im Schlachthof from 6 to 8 p.m. — the next one is July 25th.


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.

July 1 - August 30 — Frühsport im Park Exercising in the Schlossgarten (behind the castle) Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. Yoga, Pilates and Qi Gong among others. Free. No registration necessary. Please bring a mat. If it’s raining, sleep in.

July 20 - September 9 — Open Air Movies at Schloss Gottesaue organized by the Schauburg movie folks. If your German is good enough, it's a pleasant way to spend a balmy evening. Food and drink available for purchase.

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.

August 16 & 17 - 50. Anniversary of Woodstock. Musical acts performing throughout the inner city of Karlsruhe. Get your picture taken in the Photo Bus - if you arrive appropriately attired.

August 23 - 28 — Marktfest in nearby Ettlingen. Music, food and more.

August 30 - September 1 — Bier Börse (Beer Market) in the Schlossgarten of Karlsruhe. 60 stands with over 500 different beers to try, from local to global.

September 6 - 7 — Street Festival in the Südliche Wald Strasse - 25 year anniversary! Late night shopping both evenings (until 10 p.m.), live DJ, and events for young and old.

September 6 - 8 — Food Truck Convention in Karlsruhe around the Karl-Friedrich statue looking towards the castle.

September 8 — Open House: Historical Monuments (Tag des offenen Denkmals). This German-wide event allows you to peek into buildings often otherwise closed to the public. The theme this year is roughly translated "Modern(ism):  Upheavals in Art and Architecture" (Modern(e):  Umbrüche in Kunst und Architektur). Over 70 venues in Karlsruhe and surrounding towns. Most information and tours in German. Musical events in some venues. It is the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus and Karlsruhe has some fine examples of this style, for instance in Dammerstock. Free.