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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 November 19th.

The American Library has regular events in English for kids and adults: LitNite (November 5 & 19), Poetry, Please! (November 26), MovieTalk (November 13),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (November 13 (with yoga) & 27), Teen Time (November 15 & 29) and Storytime for kids 6 and up (November 15 & 29).

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.

November 3 - 23 — Dance Festival (Tanz karlsruhe 2019) at various venues throughout Karlsruhe - Tempel, ZKM, Tollhaus, Staatstheater, Kinemathek. New choreographies, experimental performances, international contemporary dance etc. Well worth it!

November 15 - December 1 — Karlsruhe Book Fair (Karlsruher Bücherschau). Guest country is Iceland. Browse, listen to lectures and podium discussions or readings - most in German - at the Regierungspräsidium in Karlsruhe. Admission charged.

November 16 — JuBi - Jugendbildungsmesse - Fair for Youth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Around 100 organizations provide information about year abroad, work&travel, AuPair, language-learning holidays etc. At the European School in Karlsruhe. Free.

November 16 — Book & Bake Sale  &  Apollo 12 Anniversary Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Library. Shop till you drop at our book sale! Have a nice cup of coffee/tea and some delicious cakes and cookies. Build a spacecraft paper model - different levels of difficulty for different age groups. All are welcome!

November 17 — Volkstrauertag (Day of Mourning) — commemorates all those who died in armed conflicts or as the victims of violent oppression.

November 17 — International Frühschoppen at Hans Im Glück 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 through the Karlsruhe English-Speaking Meet-Up group. Please click on the link and let the organizers know how many to expect.

November 17 — "Wunder"-Kunst-und Designmarkt at Die Statdtmitte in Karlsruhe from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Start your Christmas shopping early. Mulled wine, music and lots of handmade quality goods for sale.

November 19 — Stammtisch organized by the Karlsruhe English-Speaking Meet-Up group at Vogelbräu in Karlsruhe starting around 6:30 p.m.

November 24 — Totensonntag (Sunday of the Dead) German religious holiday  observed mainly in the Protestant churches and remembers those lost in the past year. This is considered a "silent day" and out of respect, no live music or dancing in public spaces is allowed during certain hours of the day in certain regions of Germany.

November 26 — Opening of the Karlsruhe Christmas Market.

November 29 — Christmas Carol Sing-Along at the American Library starting at 6:30 p.m. A family-friendly relaxed way to begin the holiday season. Sing together in English (texts provided), listen to Christmas stories and poems, do a little quiz, help decorate the library tree. Afterwards munch on cookies, drink some  punch and socialize. Admission free; cookies and Christmas ornaments cheerfully accepted! Please call or stop by to sign up (0721 7 27 52).

November 29 - December 1 — Durlach - Artvent#19 in the Orgelfabrik. Art and Craft. Craft and Art. More than 20 regional artists and designers sell their work on the first weekend of Advent. Free.