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Preparation

Karlsruhe will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2015. As you can imagine, the city and its inhabitants have been preparing for this important event for quite a while now!

Karlsruhe will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2015. As you can imagine, the city and its inhabitants have been preparing for this important event for quite a while now!

2010: The “Idea Contest” Begins

Five years ago, the Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe GmbH introduced an “Idea Contest” for KA300. You can find an overview of the winning ideas here.

2011: Karlsruhe’s 296th Anniversary

Under the motto “Karlsruhe Picks Up Speed”, this weekend-long anniversary celebration revolved around the topic of mobility. Around 250 actors and 150 institutions provided a diverse event program with highlights at Karlsruhe Palace and in the surrounding districts.

2012: The Overall Concept is Complete!

In June 2012, the Karlsruhe Municipal Council adopted the jointly developed concept for Karlsruhe’s 300th anniversary, thus giving the official “green light”. This decision also secured financing for the big event.

Integration of District Projects

The 27 Karlsruhe districts will also implement their own district projects within the framework of the Festival Summer. Project ideas coming directly from neighborhood residents were presented in public district workshops and then selected. District Projects

2013: “Karlsruhe wants to know”

For the city’s 298th anniversary, the inquisitive spirit of Karlsruhe’s scientific institutions and the eagerness of the city’s citizens to experiment were brought together at Karlsruhe Palace. Under the motto “Karlsruhe wants to know”, the 298th anniversary also marked the beginning of EFFEKTE, an exciting new kind of science festival. Over a 9-day period, more than 200 thrilling event formats offered locals the opportunity to get an even closer look behind the scenes of Karlsruhe’s 23 scientific institutions. This event will continue in 2015.


Event Concept

Karlsruhe’s 300th anniversary is based on an overall event concept that was developed over a period of two years in collaboration with various Karlsruhe stakeholders and committees.

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