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Basic information


Karlsburg Durlach, Entrance B
Pfinztalstraße 9
76227 Karlsruhe
Telephone: +49 721 133-4217 or -4231

Opening times

Wednesday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 2 pm to 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm

Das Pfinzgaumuseum in der Karlsburg Durlach 2013

Admission fee

Permanent exhibition: free admission
Special exhibitions: € 2, discounted ticket: € 1

The reduced admission fee is to be paid by pupils, students, apprentices, retired persons, severely disabled persons, unemployed persons and holders of a Karlsruhe bonus card upon presentation of a valid certificate.
Children up to 12 years of age will be admitted free.

Holders of the museum card "PASS-Musées" will also get free admission.


Permanent exhibition

Situated in the baroque halls of Karlsburg Castle, the Pfinzgaumuseum features the history of the Durlach district of Karlsruhe, an independent city until 1938.

Populated as early as the Roman Age, the town was promoted to the rank of a city by the Staufer dynasty. From 1565 to 1718, Durlach was the residence of the Baden-Durlach margraviate. The exhibition consists of a chronologically arranged tour through the history of Durlach. Objects relating to art, cultural, social and everyday history are on display. The turbulent past of Durlach - now the biggest district of Karlsruhe - is illustrated by a model of Karlsburg Castle before 1689, a model of the town around 1800, a large collection of Durlach Faience, numerous products made by Durlach's industrial enterprises, documents, paintings and photographs.

The permanent exhibition does not provide any English texts.


Special exhibition

Special exhibitions on Durlach's history are regularly held at the Pfinzgaumuseum to complement the permanent exhibition. The special exhibitions do not provide any English texts.

More information

Karlsburg Castle

The Pfinzgaumuseum is situated in the historic halls of Durlach's Karlsburg Castle.


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