Vernissage of art KARLSRUHE 2023

The vernissage of art KARLSRUHE 2023 will take place on Thursday, 4 May 2023 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.for guests with invitation or the regular day tickets from the ticketshop.

The official opening ceremony of art KARLSRUHE will take place at 6 p.m.

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Programme of the official opening ceremony

Moderation: Dr. Susanne Kaufmann

Musical accompaniment by Peter Lehel with saxophone quartet

  • Welcome by Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Messe Karlsruhe
  • Dr. Frank Mentrup, Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe
  • Stefanie Plattner, Hasso Plattner Foundation ('Werk statt Sammlung')
  • Olaf Zimmermann, Managing Director of the German Cultural Council ('Kunstmarkt – (k)ein Thema der öffentlichen Kulturförderung')
  • Words of thanks from Ewald Karl Schrade, curator of art KARLSRUHE

Free shuttle services

  • The City-Shuttle of the Hirsch Reisen Company provides roundtrip service between the fairground and the city centre.
  • The Messe-Express provides roundtrip service directly from Karlsruhe’s main railway station to the fairground.

Further information and shuttle schedule are available at:

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