ZKM Accessibility

Easy access for everyone!

It is important for the ZKM | Karlsruhe and its staff to facilitate easy access to the house’s exhibitions and events for disabled people. To this end, among the top priorities during planning phase for the reconstruction of this former munitions factory into a center of culture was barrier-free and unimpeded access to the various areas of the ZKM.

You can see an open elevator. On the inner wall of the elevator is a large display showing a text about the exhibition Critical Zone.
Access to the MuseumsThe main house with Foyer, the entrance to the Atriums 1+2 as well as 8+9, the cloakroom, the Museum Shop, the Media Theater, the Lecture Hall and the Restaurant can be accessed via the ground floor.
DoorsThe doors at all places in the ZKM also provide sufficient space for access by wheelchair; steps and ledges have all been levelled. The doors to the main entrance in Brauerstrasse open automatically via a special switch. The entrance in Lorenzstraße has an automatic slide door fitted with a motion detector.
Parking PossibilitiesThere are two marked parking lots for the disabled in the underground parking lot.
 These are located directly next to the turn-off to the parking lots located towards Südweststadt [the south west of the city]. The elevator leads from the underground garage directly to the ZKM main house.
ElevatorAll floors of the ZKM | Museums as well as the library, media library and to the Cube can be easily accessed via passenger elevators.
RestroomsThe ZKM | Museums and the Foyer are equipped with toilets for the disabled which are especially equipped with alarm systems.
WheelchairsShould you require a wheelchair, please contact a member of staff at the Information Desk located in the ZKM_Foyer. Wheelchairs are available for the time of your visit.
Guided Tours and Workshops

With its staff of especially trained tour guides, the ZKM | Museum Communication offers guided tours especially designed for people with disabilities.
 On average, each year between ten and twenty such special guided tours take place for mentally or physically disabled persons, as well as for the blind.

For further information and registration, please visit the ZKM | Museum Communication.

ZKM | Karlsruhe

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe ​

Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100-0
Fax: +49 (0) 721/8100-1139
E-mail: info@zkm.de

Today's Opening Hours

The exhibitions are open from 11 am–6 pm today!