Programm for adults

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Due to the current situation around the Corona virus, there are restrictions in museum operation until further notice. For further information, please contact the booking service: T +49 (0)721 926-6520,

Discover our permanent collections alongside experienced cultural educators, curators, and conservators. In addition to public tours and museum talks, visitors can also book group tours designed around their interests.

See our calendar for programming associated with our temporary exhibitions.

Booking service

Mon–Thu 9 AM–12 PM and 2–5 PM
Fri 9 AM–12 PM

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Public tours and events

Regular public tours and topical presentations invite you to discover our collections. Registration is not required! Come by, cover the highlights, or focus on specialised topics. See our calendar for dates and times.

Happy Friday
We offer a free themed tour through our permanent exhibitions each Friday at 4:00 PM. Moderated discussions with contemporaries are also held regularly as part of this programming, alongside tours with dialect poet Thomas Heitlinger.
See our calendar for current dates.

Discussion forum
The morning or afternoon discussion forum illuminates aspects of everyday culture through dialogue, inviting participants to make comparisons with their own life experience. Guests can sit during the entire museum presentation. Accessible pathways guarantee that older visitors and disabled individuals can easily and comfortably take part in the event.
See our calendar for current dates.

Behind the scenes
Our Behind the scenes series lets you see things from an unusual vantage point. The one-hour museum presentation focuses on selected objects, which are examined in depth. Scientists and theologians describe the origins, creation and importance of the exhibit through dialogue, engaging in active discussions with visitors.
In cooperation with the Karlsruhe Education Centre
See our calendar for current dates.

Tour bookings

Enjoy a personal tour through the exhibitions with your group! The following section provides more detailed information on our services and booking options. Available group programming for temporary exhibitions is listed here.

Tours in other languages than German are available on request.


Highlight tours in the Palace

During highlight tours, special treasures from various permanent exhibitions are presented.

Highlights of 5,000 years
Travel through 5,000 years of cultural history using select highlights, and discover the museum's most important cultural treasures.
Duration: 90 min
Cost: Tour business days 100 EUR, weekends 110 EUR plus admission 

Baden History express
Treasures from the “Palace and Court” and “Baden and Europe” permanent collections await discovery on your tour.
Duration: 60 min
Cost: Tour business days 75 EUR, weekends 85 EUR plus admission

Overview tours through the permanent exhibitions

We offer overview tours for booking on each of our permanent collections.

Duration: 60 min
Cost: Tour business days 75 EUR, weekends 85 EUR plus admission


Overview tour with object presentation

A guided tour is followed by the presentation of an historic object by an Explainer in the Expothek.
Duration: 90 min
Cost: weekdays 100 euros, weekends 110 euros plus entrance fee
Group size: max. 6 persons

Booking information

  • Group size: max. 15 participants
  • The discounted admission rate applies with groups of 10 or more.
  • Registration: Up to 21 days before the desired date using the booking form (link)
  • Please feel free to independently register groups!
  • Cancellation: Cancellations may be submitted in writing at least 8 days before the event. Otherwise, the full fee will be charged.
  • Service: Portable seating in the form of lightweight folding chairs, wheelchairs and buggies are available to visitors throughout the entire Palace.

Regulation for free admission to group tours
For professionally organised travel groups, one bus driver and one travel guide will receive free admission or do not have to pay guide fees per travel group, independent of the group size. Exception: For large travel groups arriving on multiple buses, this regulation applies per bus. If the tour uses two buses, two bus drivers and two gravel guides will receive free admission.