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Karlsruhe: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. Karlsruhe: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Hop on a sightseeing bus and enjoy the main attractions of Karlsruhe from the open-top deck. Enjoy fantastic views of the city as you listen to the audio guide commentary. Discover the city at your own pace with this 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket. There are 11 stops along the route through central Karlsruhe, and you can get on and off as many times as you like. If you prefer to stay aboard and enjoy the city from the comfort of your set, a full loop takes approximately 2 hours. Bus stops: 1) Station Forecourt 2) ZKM / Municipal Gallery 3) Baden State Theater 4) Ettlinger Tor/Tourist information/Market Square 5) Europaplatz 6) Tourist Information Karlsruhe/Zirkel 7) Schlossbezirk (Waldhornstraße) 8) Creative park "Alter Schlachthof" (old slaughterhouse)/Gottesaue Palace 9) Observation deck Turmberg10) Karlsburg/old town Durlach11) Station Forecourt

Karlsruhe: Guided City History & Culture Walking Tour

2. Karlsruhe: Guided City History & Culture Walking Tour

Experience history, explore the present and imagine the future on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Karlsruhe with an experienced local guide. Even though Karlsruhe is only 300 years old, it has a colorful past. As a Baroque planned city, Karlsruhe was a novelty of its time and the city has preserved this pioneering spirit to this day. With your city guide, you will learn about the fascinating Karl III Wilhelm, Margrave, who founded the city in 1715 and discover what made him decide to build a completely new city and leave his old capital of Durlach behind. Your tour will be spiked with funny anecdotes and personal insider tips from your guide.

Mannheim: Guided Bus Tour

3. Mannheim: Guided Bus Tour

This extensive driving tour of Mannheim provides a great overview of the city and helps you discover its many hidden gems. Starting at the coach park at Toulonplatz in the city centre, first stop is the former residence of the Elector, Europe’s second largest baroque palace. You will also see the historic water tower, located in the centre of the Art Nouveau square of Friedrichsplatz. The route then crosses to the other side of the River Neckar and takes an excursion to the East. After this, we will drive back towards the city center, taking in the splendid mansions from the time of the city’s founding in the Oststadt district and the boulevard-style Augustaanlage. The tour crosses into the attractive Neckarstadt district and circles one of the largest district squares in the city, the Alter Messplatz. You will pass the Yavuz-Sultan-Selim mosque, one of Germany’s largest mosques, travel through the trendy Jungbusch neighbourhood and get a glance of the busy port of neighboring Ludwigshafen. The tour ends where it started, opposite the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums.

Karlsruhe: 3-Course Meal with Guided Walking Tour

4. Karlsruhe: 3-Course Meal with Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking food tour through Karlsruhe with a guide. Visit 3 local restaurants and learn interesting facts and tips from your guide. Indulge in a delicious 3-course meal paired with drinks to sip on. Enjoy an unforgettable experience and get to know all about the Baden cuisine. Meet your guide and fellow foodies in a central location in Heilige Sophie, Karlsruhe, to begin your tour. Learn more about the district's history, and explore the neighborhood's gastronomy and lifestyle as you walk around. See numerous restaurants, homely cafés, and unconventional but trendy bars on every street. Indulging food is a way of life in Karlsruhe's impressive culinary scene. Get to know all about the Karlsruhe delicacies in this electric city. Walk around as your guide leads the way to 3 restaurants that the locals love. Feeling hungry? No worries indulge in a 3-course meal paired with drinks. Enjoy a feast that will have your taste buds tingling. Need to walk off your food? Don't worry; the next stop will be another side of the city your guide will take you to.

Karlsruhe: City Tour by Bike

5. Karlsruhe: City Tour by Bike

Take a 2.5-3 hour bike ride through downtown Karlsruhe and see many of the city's most historically significant attractions. Meet your guide by the Tourist Information Center and begin your tour of the city. Cycle past Karlsruhe Central Station and the ZKM, a unique worldwide cultural institution for art and media. Next, glide through the Hardtwald Karlsruhe, a historic forest area in the Upper Rhine area. Reach the Karlsruhe Palace and treat yourself to a break in the botanical garden. Finally, continue to the Baden State Theater, passing through several of the city's green oases on the way.

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What people are saying about Karlsruhe

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 83 reviews

The tourist was warm on rainy day thanks to the friendly driver and the announcement. If you wanted to, you could go down and take a picture. However, I bought a ticket here, so I had to go to Karlsruhe Tourist Center to get a ticket and send an email about the error. I received the souvenir of the apology and finished it well with the friendly guidance of the knight, but it was really embarrassing.

Dear Sir or Madam, We enjoyed the trip with 2 grandchildren from Bavaria. Unfortunately it was not possible to hear the announcements in "Badisch" via headphones. We wanted to go back into the city later, unfortunately the 24-hour ticket is not valid for the tram, so we drove by car, you should coordinate.

Very informative. The most important sights were approached

The bus driver was very, very nice and helpful (I am a bit disabled) and added further stories and anecdotes to the official information. I would go with him again and again.

Interesting tour with lots of background information. Nice guide. Thank you for taking my wheelchair with you.

Was a nice tour with a fair amount of building sightseeing and commentary!