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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Travel Agency
“Built in 1775, by the Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach, the city of Karlsruhe has since grown around it. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“Central park area next to the castle. There are playgrounds, little lakes, many trees and a little train to explore the area.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“a vintage cinema, great film beside of the blockbusters! On week ends they show children films!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Establishment
“Wer Konzert ond Theater liebt, sollte über einen Besuch des Badischen Staatstheaters nachdenken.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Das Shoppingparadies in Karlsruhe, auch die Umgebung und die nahe Kaiserstraße laden zum Shoppen ein.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Interested in some cultural experiences (apart from the classics shown at the Badisches Staatstheater)? Then, Tollhaus should be the place for you: Cabaret, Comedy, World Music, Indie-Bands, Jazz, Chansons, readings, etc.... ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Das Naturkundemuseum Karlsruhe ist nicht nur bei den Karlsruher Besuchern beliebt, dank seiner herausragenden Sammlungen und Forschungsaktivitäten zählt es zu den großen naturkundlichen Museen Deutschlands. Dazu trägt auch die zweifache Bedeutung des Hauses als wissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut sowie als besucherorientiertes Museum bei. Forschen, Sammeln und Bewahren, Wissen vermitteln – die klassischen Arbeitsbereiche eines Museums zu verbinden, sehen wir als unsere Aufgabe an. Eine besondere Attraktion des Hauses sind die zahlreichen lebenden Tiere, vor allem im Bereich "Klima und Lebensräume". ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The "Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe" is one of the oldest and most important museums of fine arts in Europe. It exhibits the German, French and Dutch masters from a total of eight centuries.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Unique and exquisite cocktail bar with very good service. Free lemon water for all guests. Very cosy backyard.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“Very romantic cocktail bar. Perfect for a date, meeting your business partners, or if you like to enjoy a good cocktail. No reservations possible during the weekend, so come early.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“An average club opened on Fri+Sa that often plays 90s music. Nothing really special, but still very popular as it is the only in town where admission is free during the whole night. VERY hot during the summers (you can usually get free tab water at the bar if you ask nicely), and long cues on popular days. No dress-code, but highly intoxicated people will be turned away by the bouncers.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Die zweite große Karlsruher Einkaufsmall. Primart, Saturn und alles was es im ECE Center nicht gibt. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
“Not really sure, if this place is really worth to be recommended, as it is basically just your typical student club that can be found in any bigger city. Nonetheless, there's some reasons why we still keep coming back: the beer garden is great in the summer, some events are actually quite good (e.g. Electro Swing party with DJ Kunststoff, or live concerts), and the open stage event taking place each Sunday (free admission) is the place to be if you wanna party on a Sunday night.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great surrounding, situated in the neighborhood of Alter Schlachthof and Schloß Gottesaue in a park with childrens playground next to the outside terrace. Children under 6 eat for free!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Slightly hidden gem next to the castle. It is located right behind the "Bundesverfassungsgericht". Perfect if you just wanna relax in a quiet and peaceful place, right in the center of the city. Free admission.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Toller Retrostyle - außergewöhnliche Küche auch vegan und vegetarisch - abends reservieren erforderlich ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“An average club opened on Fri+Sa that often plays 90s music. Nothing really special, but still very popular as it is the only in town where admission is free during the whole night. VERY hot during the summers (you can usually get free tab water at the bar if you ask nicely), and long cues on popular days. No dress-code, but highly intoxicated people will be turned away by the bouncers.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great surrounding, situated in the neighborhood of Alter Schlachthof and Schloß Gottesaue in a park with childrens playground next to the outside terrace. Children under 6 eat for free!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Toller Retrostyle - außergewöhnliche Küche auch vegan und vegetarisch - abends reservieren erforderlich ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great burger restaurant, uses local products, offers free extra portion of fries to minimise food waste.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lounge
“Gemütliches Restaurant, in dem sich der Chef auch mal mit an den Tisch setzt”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pub
“Very affordable. Very typical food for our area. Very historic place, building was built 1885.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Has the best cocktails in town. Great happy-hour. Also serves decent Mexican food. Has all you can eat diner Sunday evening which is nice.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Exzellente Burger, hausgemacht, Fleisch aus nachhaltiger Landwirtschaft, regionale Produkte”
  • 4 locals recommend

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