COVID-19 Closure

Due to the increased incidence rate of COVID-19, the ZKM will be closed from Tuesday 06.04.21. Please check our website for updates and announcements.

Digital events, online workshops and livestreams will be continued. Click here for our digital offers.

ZKM from Home

A large tangle of cables can be seen, many ropes are interwoven. In the lower edge of the picture it says »zkm digital – get connected!«

Current events

Performative book presentation »Swamps and the New imagination. On the Future of Cohabitation in Art, Architecture and Philosophy«

Thu, 13.05.2021, 7 pm

Celebrating Alvin Lucier’s 90th Birthday

Fri, 14.05.2021, 8 pm

Today's Opening Hours

The exhibitions are closed today.

Admission fees

The current prices for a visit at ZKM

ZKM | Karlsruhe

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe


The online exhibition by the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai features works from three decades of net art.

ZKM international

ZKM puts on countless touring exhibitions all over the world. For many years, they have been organized in close collaboration with the Goethe-Institute. Innovative exhibition formats have been developed, generating enthusiasm worldwide. 


Education & Mediation
Museum communication is interdisciplinary, cross-media and participatory!
  • Our formats, which return regularly, appeal to a wide range of interests.
  • A day at ZKM means immersion in an entire cosmos of analogue and digital worlds.

ZKM among the top 5 world museums!


Museum of Modern Art, New York -- Biennale di Venezia -- Centre Pompidou, Paris -- ZKM -- Karlsruhe...

... in the current ranking of the world's largest art database »«, ZKM achieved fourth place among the best exhibition houses. Of course, we are very happy about that!

More about the ranking

Exhibition view "Light Art from Artificial Light"