We are open again!

Since July 24, 2020, the ZKM has reopened most of its exhibitions for you. In order to make your visit to the museum an untroubled pleasure, we have developed distance and hygiene guidelines that enable us all to visit the museum in a responsible manner.

Guidelines for your visit to the ZKM

The woods

Current events

Regulars' Table Karlsruhe

Thu, 22.10.2020, 7 pm CEST


Thu, 22.10.2020, 9 pm CEST

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For the first time, the ZKM and KME Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH will award the international »BBBank Newcomer Prize in Projection Mapping« as part of SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe 2021. Applications are accepted until November 15, 2020.

»Critical Zones« as guest at the EnBW

Until December 2020, the installation »Eau de Karlsruhe – Cyprès« by the artist Fabien Léaustic can be visited in the foyer of EnBW Karlsruhe. On the occasion of the exhibition »Critical Zones« the »ecosystem« made of real cypresses and electric light deals with the symbiotic relationship between natural and artificial elements.

Today's Opening Hours

The exhibitions are open from 10 am–6 pm today!

ZKM | Karlsruhe

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe


Our digital formats
The ZKM is at home in the digital world. With our digital formats, you can also participate in our scientific research and cultural projects from home.

ZKM international

The 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.

Dear visitors, from now on we are allowed to offer limited analog mediation formats with distance and hygiene guidelines.

Please visit our digital offers, which you can find on the website and Instagram @zkm_muskom. We look forward to seeing you!

Collection & Archives

The collection and the archives contain works and documents from the 20th and 21st century.

The special feature of the ZKM's collection activities is its focus on the electronic arts. The video art collection is one of the largest in Europe and the computer art collection is the largest of its kind in the world. In addition, there is an extensive collection of works of electronic music.

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 »ArtFacts.net«, the 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"