ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe


The ZKM is easily accessible both by car and public transport, whether with the Deutsche Bahn at favorable prices or by climate-friendly travel with Green mobility. Since Karlsruhe is located on an important transport hub, the city can be easily reached from all directions.

Travelling by Car

​From highway A5 and A8

​On the A8 travelling north from Stuttgart, take the A5 towards ›Basle‹. Leave the highway at exit ›Karlsruhe Süd‹ towards Karlsruhe Stadt.

​From highway A65

The A65 merges with the B10. Leave the interstate road B10, exit at exit No. 4 and follow the signs for the ›ZKM‹


The multi-story car park (subject to fees) accommodates parking lots for 700 vehicles. These can be reached via Südendstraße.

Travelling by public transport

Changed travel times are to be expected due to building operations around the Karlsruhe vicinity. We kindly request that you check current traffic situations on the Karlsruhe Transport Authority’s web presence.

Travelling by Tram

  • From the main train station [Hauptbahnhof] by line 2 (towards ›ZKM – Siemensallee‹) to the stop »ZKM« (travel time approx. 6 mins)
  • From the stop »Europaplatz (Karlstraße)« by line 2 (towards ›ZKM – Hauptbahnhof‹ [Hauptbahnhof]) to the stop »ZKM« (travel time approx. 12 mins)

Travelling by Bus

  • ​From the main train station by bus route 55 (towards ›Kühler Krug – Bannwaldallee‹) to the stop ›Lorenzstraße – ZKM‹ (travel time approx. 15 mins)