Here is a short overview of potential cultural activities you might enjoy during your free time here in Karlsruhe:
State Theatre (Staatstheater) and Opera House (Oper)
As a student you get a discount of up to 50 Percent. There is also a special offer for any unsold tickets: Come one hour before the show is starting and you pay only 8 Euros for Opera and Ballet and 6 Euros for Drama. For more information, please see http://www.staatstheater.karlsruhe.de/.
Shows and events happening in Karlsruhe and around can be found in the booklet Inka. It is all about culture and arts. You will get it for free in various pubs and shops. You also get it here online.
Visit Karlsruhe Palace for free
Every friday from 2 pm to 6 pm you can visit the permanent exhibition in the palace for free. Going on the top of the tower at the palace is also for free and you will get a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding forest. One might even see the beginnings of the black forest. Please be aware that the tower closes already at 4.45 pm.
The Turmberg is the monument of Durlach. It is certainly worth a visit. If you fancy, you may ascend the hill from the bottom. There are about 800 steps to climb. For a more comfy ride, you might take the railway up to the top. At the top, a great view towards Karlsruhe, the Rhine valley, the Black Forest and the Palatian Forest is expecting you.
ZKM (center for arts and media technology) is a pretty interesting museum for modern experimental arts. Nice thing is that on Fridays from 2 pm on, entry
is for free. Anytime else, you only pay 2 euros for a ticket if you show your student id. You can find ZKM here.
Tour de Vogel
If you love biking and having some lovely beer, this might interest you. Biking to the Vogelbräu breweries in Karlsruhe, Durlach and Ettlingen and drinking some beer, you will get one beer for free at the last brewery. More information can be found here.