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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.

Karlsruhe: City Tour by Bike

3. 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

3.3 / 5

based on 3 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.

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.