The Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe sees itself as a conduit between past, present and future. At the heart of our work lies not only the preservation of the artefacts accumulated over the course of several centuries, but also the lively engagement with the historical collection and its discriminating expansion.
Opened in 1846, the Kunsthalle is one of the few early German art museums to be largely preserved in its original form and with its original interiors. It comprises three historical buildings located on the edge of the botanical gardens. The main building and the Orangerie house some 800 works dating from the Late Middle Ages to the present day, which are on permanent display. In between them is the Junge Kunsthalle: a venue for rotating exhibitions specially designed for children and teenagers.